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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”.
  • Use the largest measurement for ordering.
  • 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.
  • If between obstructions (i.e. Shelves or Cabinets) please deduct at least 3/8".
  • Measure atleast 2-3" above the window opening, down to where you want the blinds to sit.
  • 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.


Cord Lock
Continuous Loop

(Add $29)

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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Flat Roman Shades


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From our craftsmen to your home, within 12 Days.

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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.


  • Top Questions
  • The Difference
  • Shipping & Returns
  • Buying Roman Shades
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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.


Our original, most popular, award-winning flat roman shades soften-up the look of any space. Crafted in our exclusive materials, to give your windows the look of high-end custom shades at a fraction of the cost.



For simple sheer Roman shades, many designers use the selected face fabric by itself for a visually light appearance. But in other situations, using a lining — can give your roman shades a more finished, luxurious look. Blackout Lining is a perfect pairing for a bedroom or media room.

Optimizing Your Space with Flat Roman Shades

Flat Roman Shades have emerged as a popular choice for homeowners seeking to add sophistication and functionality to their living spaces. These versatile window coverings offer a blend of aesthetics and practicality that can transform any room. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the ins and outs of Flat Roman Shades, including their features, benefits, installation process, and frequently asked questions.

Elevate Your Interior with Flat Roman Shades

When it comes to home décor, window treatments play a pivotal role in enhancing the ambiance of your living spaces. Flat Roman Shades have gained significant attention due to their ability to combine elegance with functionality. Whether you're aiming for a contemporary, traditional, or eclectic design, these shades can seamlessly integrate into your interior style.

Flat Roman Shades: A Stylish Addition to Your Home

Flat Roman Shades are a type of window covering that consists of a single piece of fabric that smoothly folds as you raise or lower them. Unlike other types of shades, Flat Roman Shades create a clean and uniform appearance when fully extended. They are available in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures, allowing you to personalize your space with ease.

Benefits of Flat Roman Shades

  • Sleek Design: The flat fold design of these shades offers a modern and uncluttered look, making them suitable for various interior styles.
  • Light Control: Easily adjust the amount of natural light entering your room by raising or lowering the shades. You can enjoy full sunlight, diffuse light, or complete privacy.
  • Energy Efficiency: The fabric of Flat Roman Shades, in addition to the lining, acts as an insulator, helping to regulate indoor temperatures and reduce energy consumption.
  • Privacy: Enjoy enhanced privacy without compromising on style. The shades can be adjusted to cover the entire window, ensuring that prying eyes stay out.
  • Versatility: With a wide variety of fabrics, colors, and patterns available, you can choose shades that complement your existing décor or make a bold statement.



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.

Installing Your Flat Roman Shades: A Step-by-Step Guide

Installing Flat Roman Shades is a straightforward process that can be accomplished with basic tools and a little patience. Follow these steps to achieve a professional-looking installation:

Gather Your Tools: You'll need a measuring tape, drill, screws, level, and a pencil.

Measure Your Window: Accurate measurements are crucial for a proper fit. Measure the width and height of the window recess.

Choose Inside or Outside Mount: Decide whether you want to mount the shades inside the window frame or outside it.

Mounting Your Shade: Inside Mount

  • Start the screws into the mounting holes and tighten until the tips of the screws are slightly showing on the top of the headrail.
  • Hold the shade inside the window frame. If possible, the front of the shade should be even with the front edge of the window frame. The shade should be centered within the window frame. 
  • With the shade properly positioned, push up on the headrail, allowing the screw tips to leave a small indention on the window frame.
  • Drill a hole with a 1/8" drill bit at the indentions.
  • Finish by attaching the screws in the headrail into the pre-drilled holes.

Mounting Your Shade: Outside Mount

  • Attach the brackets to the wall or window frame at the desired height, using the screws provided, making sure the brackets are level with each other.
  • Set the headrail on the brackets. Make sure the draw cords move freely around the mounting brackets.
  • Center the shade back against the wall or window frame.
  • Mark hole and pre-drill using 1/8" drill bit at each bracket location. • Attach the shade to the brackets using the short screws provided.

Pro Tip: If the shade will not raise or lower — make sure the draw cords are not caught under the mounting brackets or screws. If only one side of the shade moves when the cords are pulled: make sure the shade is not caught on an obstruction, such as a window crank, latch, etc. or : one of the draw cords may have come untied.


Customer Reviews

Based on 27 reviews
Christine Birnbaum
Love my new linen Roman shades

Everything about my new Roman shades is perfect — fabric, workmanship, price point, and delivery time. I had 5 very large windows that needed shade coverings and was staggered by the price of other providers I had looked at. Glad I found this company to provide a stylish look at a good price point,

Diane Hutchings
Elegant Shades

Amazing communication with Alva. Most importantly, the shades are hiigh quality and just beautiful. I purchased the white linen roman shades for our Primary Bedroom. We are very pleased with our purchase!

Jasmine Martin
Wonderful Texture in an Organic Belgian Linen

These are my great roman shades. I expect them to be long lasting, as the finish is quite sturdy. I upgraded to the chain control based on the customer support recommendation. My kitchen window is quite large!

Hailey Anderson
Perfect solution for our Master

I had been looking for Flat Roman Shades for months to go in my newly remodeled master. I am thrilled with these shades! They were custom made for my bay windows, which are very shallow. I used the slim headrail. Arrived in 13 days, & were so easy to install.

Brianna Davis
Exactly what I was looking for!

We purchased the Flat Roman Shades in Line Blend Natural. I spoke with customer service, and requested a two-on-one headrail and love the way they turned out. We’ve never had Roman shades before so I was kind of worried about how they looked from outside but the liner has a neutral appearance and it looks fabulous.  I shopped around a lot but am so happy I chose Alva!