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  • Measure the window opening inside the frame from left to right, in three places as shown, to determine width.
  • Round down to the nearest 1/8".
  • Use the smallest smallest for ordering.
  • Measure the window opening from top to bottom in three places as shown to determine length.
  • Round up to the nearest 1 ⁄8”.
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  • Measure depth of the window frame at the top of the window, where the shade will be installed.
  • If there is an obstruction lower down (for example, a handle or crank), measure from the obstruction to the window frame and use that measurement.
  • Headrail depth is determined by your control method. Please refer to the specs below. For information use only.
  • Measure the opening of the window and add atleast 1" to each side.
  • We will make no deductions from your measurement.
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  • No lining attached
    - only face fabric.

  • Enhanced light control
    & improved privacy.

  • Black out 99% of light
    for compelete privacy,
    Moderate sound insulation.


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Best option for heavier or wider products.
This product requires a minimum of 3" of Depth.
Top-Down, Bottom-Up

(Add $54)

A combination to meet all your privacy and lighting needs.
This product requires a minimum of 2" of Depth.

(Add $54)

The safest choice for homes with children and pets.
This product requires a minimum of 2" of Depth.
  • The ultimate in conveninece, and for hard to reach windows.
    This product requires a minimum of 3" of Depth.




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Cascade Roman Shades


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Cascade Roman Shades

Design a sleep & elegant look with our Cascade Roman Shades. This window treatment is one of our most popular, which will actually fold elegantly into itself when raised and rest flat against your window when lowered. A cordless lift system is available with this shade.


Design Breadth

We offer the industry’s finest of natural, handwoven designs for your window and a unique assortment of natural handcrafted wallcoverings. Our broad range of designs presents an honest reinterpretation of nature’s raw beauty. A passion for handweaving, design exploration and a lifelong love of nature continues to fuel the evolution of our collections.



If it’s a modern home and the frames are not particularly attractive, consider mounting the flat roman shade outside and all the way at the top of the wall. On the other hand, If the frames are beautiful and or architecturally classic, opt to mount them inside the window, so they don’t obscure the decorative moldings.

The specs

Mounting Requirements

Min. Inside Mount Depth:

  • 1 ¼” Cord Lock (Standard)
  • ¾” Cord Lock (Slim Headrail)
  • 2” Cordless
  • 2 ½” Top Down, Bottom Up
  • 2 ⅞” Continuous Loop
  • 3” Motorization

Flush Inside Mount Depth:

  • 1 ⅜” Cord Lock (Standard)
  • ⅞” Cord Lock (Slim Headrail)
  • 2 ⅛” Cordless
  • 2 ⅝” Top Down, Bottom Up
  • 3” Continuous Loop
  • 3 ⅛” Motorization


  • Fabric color can vary from one dye lot to another. To ensure all materials are from the same dye lot, place orders for multiple roman shades at the same time.
  • Cord lock controls are located on back of the shade for a clean, uncluttered look on front.
  • Cordless Control is a popular option that eliminates the lift cord on your roman shades and enables the roman shades to be easily raised or lowered with the touch of a finger.
  • The ultimate in versatility, Alva’s Top-Down/Bottom-Up window shades offer you the ability to operate window treatments from the top down, bottom up, or in combination to meet all your privacy needs while still giving you access to natural light.


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Are your linens OEKO-TEX Certified?

Our Belgian Linen collection is 100% made in Europe, from plant to yarn to fabric. We have the Masters of Linen certification label with all of our Belgian linen products. As a natural fiber, flax linen contains minimal traces of allergens. If you have a sensitive skin, we highly recommend Belgian Linen Collection as they are also Oeko-Tex Certified.

What should I know about buying Roman Shade from Alva?

There are a lot of Roman Shades out there. But not a Alva Roman Shade. So we made one. With an emphasis on quality & honest materials. Soft, cozy fabric in colors you actually want. Your perfect light. Your perfect view. That, of course, ships to your doorstep! Each of our pieces is individually handcrafted. This process results in natural variations from piece to piece, which are expected and contribute to the unique beauty of our window treatments.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Each Alva Roman Shade is custom made to order by our skilled craftspeople, specifically for your home. We work hard to deliver your window coverings as soon as possible, and have pieces ready for delivery in 12-15 business days from order unless otherwise noted. With increased demand as well as shipping delays due to COVID-19 and port congestion, our production and delivery processes occasionally are taking 14-18 business days. In some cases, there will be a delay from when your shipping label is created, and when UPS actually picks up the item from our warehouse.

What do I do if I believe my product is defective?

If your merchandise has been damaged in shipment, or has any manufacturer defects, notify us within 14 calendar days after delivery to your home and we'll have the damaged merchandise either repaired or replaced at no cost to you. Our Quality team will evaluate next steps based on photos of the piece. If you do not notify us within this 14-day period, we won't be able to do so. All damaged shipments must be signed for as damaged.

Why does Alva Roman Shades cost so much less than other manufacturers?

We believe Custom Roman Shades should be accessible to everyone! That’s why we paid just as much attention to the final cost as we did to developing innovative manufacturing techniques and top-of-the-line fabrics while building the Alva Roman Shade. And it’s why we continue to work closely with our shipping and fabric mill partners to keep prices low. We really do pass those savings right on to you.

How does Alva Roman Shades differ from other companies like The Shade Store or Hunter Douglas?

While shades of comparable quality can be found with other manufacturers, we are proud to offer our heritage quality pieces to the online customer in a way that has never been done before. That is what really sets Alva Roman Shades apart – we will always be offering the best possible value to our customers by eliminating all additional costs (showrooms, salesperson, catalogs, etc.) and shipping directly to our customers through our online model. Along with eliminating the costs you would incur through a local store or big box retailer, we offer additional value through complimentary shipping as well as the added comfort of our return policy.

What will I pay for shipping?

We offer FREE SHIPPING on all products under 94" in width when shipped within the contiguous United States. For oversized products (94" or over in width), we'll contact you by phone and email to collect a shipping fee.

How long will it take to receive my order?

Each Alva Roman Shade is custom made to order by our skilled craftspeople, specifically for your home. We work hard to deliver your window coverings as soon as possible, and have pieces ready for delivery in 12-15 business days from order unless otherwise noted. With increased demand as well as shipping delays due to COVID-19 and port congestion, our production and delivery processes occasionally are taking 14-18 business days. In some cases, there will be a delay from when your shipping label is created, and when UPS actually picks up the item from our warehouse.

How will my Roman Shades be delivered?

Most of our products are ground shipped directly to your home using UPS. Oversized products are shipped via freight carrier and can currently only be delivered curbside. These freight carriers may take a little longer to complete deliveries, but we promise it will be worth the wait. Customers may be responsible for any added charges regarding additional requests such as in-home delivery, remote area delivery, etc. Canadian customers may also be subject to brokerage fees, depending on the chosen delivery method.

Can I make changes to my order after it has been placed? Is it possible to cancel an order?

Because our products are custom made to your exact specifications, they are not suitable for resale in the ordinary course of business. Therefore, it is important that you are sure of your decisions before you finalize your purchase. We are happy to change or cancel orders as long as you contact us within 3 hours from the date and time the order was submitted to us. Address changes are not permitted once we have shipped your product.

What makes your fabrics special?

We source our materials from the world's leading textile mills in Belgium, Barcelona, & throughout Asia. By partnering directly with these suppliers, we’re able to offer designer-level quality and unique Performance technologies previously unseen at our price point.

When editing our assortment, we seek out beauty, softness, and durability. You’ll find our fabrics offer a great feel and beautiful drape while standing up to your lifestyle. All our fabrics meet the industry’s highest marks for durability.

What are the benefits of the Top-Down, Bottom-up Control option?

We believe it’s the Flexibility! Unlike traditional shades that only open from the bottom up, the Top-Down/Bottom-Up control option lets you customize the exact position of your shades to fit your ideal level of privacy, light control and comfort. Top-down is controlled by the left cord/bottom-up is controlled by the right cord. Please note, a valance will be included.

When should I utilize the Slim Headrail option?

The Slim Headrail Requires less depth to mount shades flush with window frame. Perfect for French doors and windows with shallow frames. Slim Headrail has a depth of only ¾”, so if you are limited on space. Slim Headrail is not available with Continuous Loop Control, Cordless or Top Down/Bottom Up systems.

What if I measure incorrectly?

If you find that your measurements were slightly off don't fret! We will work with you to find the best solution. If your window treatment is too wide, we may be able to cut it down in width to the proper size for you at no charge (but that depends upon the product, fabric and width). If it cannot be cut down, or it’s a different issue, such as the product is too narrow, or the length is incorrect – we will allow you to purchase a new product in the correct dimensions at 50% off. (Offer valid for 30 days after order ship date and must be replacing the original window treatment purchased).

Can I just measure my old window treatments?

No. Because deductions were taken at the factory on your old custom blinds, you will not get the exact fit you need when you order new ones.

Should I round up or down 1/8" on my window measurements?

If your window measurements fall between eighths of an inch, round down to the nearest 1/8" for width and round up to the nearest 1/8" for height. For example: Width: 54-1/16" would round down to 54". Height: 54-1/16" would round up to 54-1/8".

What is the difference between 'min flush-mount depth' and 'min inside-mount depth'?

How deep (or shallow) your window is determines whether you can install, or mount, your covering as an inside or outside mount. "Minimum flush-mount depth" is the depth needed to mount the product fully into the recess of the window. This means that the product will not protrude from the window opening, so it appears flush with your wall. The "minimum inside-mount depth" is the depth of flat mounting space needed to securely install the product inside the window. If your window does not meet the minimum inside-mount depth, the product cannot be installed as an inside mount. If your window meets the minimum inside-mount depth but not the minimum flush-mount depth, the product will not be flush with the window opening and wall.

Elevate Your Windows with Cascade Roman Shades

Cascade Roman Shades have become a sought-after choice for homeowners seeking to infuse their living spaces with elegance and utility. These unique window coverings offer a harmonious balance between aesthetics and functionality. In this detailed guide, we'll delve into the world of Cascade Roman Shades, exploring their features, advantages, installation process, and addressing frequently asked questions.

Introduction: Elevating Your Interior with Cascade Roman Shades

In the realm of interior design, window treatments play a pivotal role in shaping the atmosphere of your living spaces. Cascade Roman Shades have gained prominence for their ability to seamlessly combine style and practicality. Whether you're aiming for a classic, modern, or eclectic interior, these shades provide a versatile canvas for your design aspirations.

Cascade Roman Shades: A Fusion of Elegance and Utility

Cascade Roman Shades are a distinct type of window covering that offers a cascading effect when raised. This design creates soft folds of fabric that add depth and texture to your windows. With a wide selection of fabrics, colors, and patterns available, Cascade Roman Shades can be tailored to complement any interior décor.

Benefits of Cascade Roman Shades

Aesthetic Appeal: The cascading folds of fabric lend an air of sophistication to any room, creating a visually pleasing focal point.

Light Management: With the ability to control the level of natural light, these shades provide a comfortable atmosphere while protecting your furniture and belongings from harmful UV rays.

Energy Efficiency: The fabric layers of Cascade Roman Shades contribute to insulation, helping maintain comfortable indoor temperatures and reducing energy consumption.

Privacy: Achieve privacy without sacrificing style. These shades offer adjustable coverage to suit your desired level of seclusion.

Customization: With an array of fabric choices and patterns, you can tailor Cascade Roman Shades to suit your interior design preferences.

Installing Cascade Roman Shades: Step-by-Step Guide

Installing Cascade Roman Shades is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with basic tools and careful attention to detail. Follow these steps for a successful installation:

Gather Tools: Prepare a measuring tape, drill, screws, level, and a pencil.

Measure Your Window: Accurate measurements ensure a snug fit. Measure the width and height of the window recess.

Inside or Outside Mount: Decide whether to mount the shades inside the window frame or on the wall above it.

Attach Mounting Brackets: For Outside Mounted shades, you will receive mounting brackets. 

Place the Shades: For Outside Mounted Shades, insert the headrail of the shades onto the brackets. Center the product as needed, and utilize the 

Test and Adjust: Operate the shades to ensure smooth movement. Make any necessary adjustments to the brackets or installation if needed.

FAQs About Cascade Roman Shades

Are Cascade Roman Shades suitable for kitchens and bathrooms?

- Yes, Cascade Roman Shades are versatile enough to enhance the ambiance of any room, including kitchens and bathrooms. Opt for moisture-resistant fabrics for these spaces.

Can I motorize Cascade Roman Shades?

- Absolutely! Alva offers motorization options for added convenience, allowing you to control your shades with the push of a button.

Are these shades easy to clean?

- Yes, maintaining Cascade Roman Shades is relatively simple. Regular vacuuming with a brush attachment or feather dusting is recommended.

Can I layer Drapery over my Cascade Roman Shades?

- Indeed, layering Cascade Roman Shades with drapery adds dimension and style to your windows, offering both aesthetic appeal and enhanced light control.

Can I install these shades myself?

- Yes, all Alva products are designed with DIY-installation is mind, provided you have the necessary tools.

Do Cascade Roman Shades offer blackout options?

- Yes, many fabric options include blackout materials, making these shades an excellent choice for rooms where light control is paramount, such as bedrooms. 

Conclusion: Elevate Your Space with Cascade Roman Shades

Cascade Roman Shades offer a harmonious blend of beauty and functionality, making them a valuable addition to any home. With their unique cascading design and customizable options, they provide a timeless solution for light management, privacy, and energy efficiency. By choosing Cascade Roman Shades, you're not only enhancing your interiors but also creating a comfortable and inviting atmosphere that reflects your personal style.

Remember, a successful installation ensures optimal performance and aesthetics. By following the installation steps provided, you can enjoy the benefits of your Cascade Roman Shades for years to come.


Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Jordan Thompson
Relaxed Roman Shade - Impeccable

I custom ordered the relaxed roman shade to replace an old wood blind. Not only was it an easy installation, done by a friend, but it altered the entire room. It made it much more modern and looks beautiful. After we purchased these, we were so happy, we purchased the rest for our other windows upstairs.

Hannah Taylor
Very much lived up to the hype.

Bought this shade for a wide living room window following our remodel and without a sample. The tone is perfect for the new colors we chose. The cordless lift works terrific even on such a wide opening. We opted for the privacy lining, as I wanted the option to protect my couch from the UV! Overall this was a terrific purchase and we love the shade. Will definitely look to this to purchase again for our upstairs.

Chloe Garcia
Love the roman shades

I had been looking for Roman Shades for months to go in my newly remodeled den. I am thrilled with these shades! They were custom made for my bay windows, arrived in about 13 days. My cats like that there are no curtains in their way when they want to check out the birds and squirrels. I’ve gotten many compliments.

Paul Kahne
Great Shade

The shade looks great and fits great.I will be ordering more shades from ALVA.

Aaliyah Smith
The shades are well worth every penny! Their customer service...

The Roman Shades are great and the service was very good. The speed of delivery was unbelievable. I am thinking that I will switch to an outside mount for my Master bedroom, as their is still a little light coming in at nighttime.