Made of fabric, Roman shades bring a soft, elegant look to window coverings. The unique style of Roman shades features material that stacks up in evenly sized panels when the shade is lifted. Lowered shades range from a smooth look to a pleated look, depending on the style you choose. Available in a variety of textures and colors, Roman shades can be insulating, room darkening, light filtering or shear. Length adjustment involves a cord that allows the shade to be partially or completely open or lowered.