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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.
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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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Continuous Loop

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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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Pleated Roman Shades


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Pleated Roman Shades

: Envy-inspiring & bold. The Pleated Roman Shade is constructed with uniform folds that accentuate a cascade effect. When fully extended, the shade retains soft folds or "loops" for a more traditional look. A cordless lift system is available with this shade.



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.



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.

Pleated Roman Shades: Elevate Your Home Aesthetics with Style

Pleated Roman Shades, a classic window treatment option, offer a seamless blend of elegance and functionality to any space. These versatile shades have gained immense popularity due to their ability to enhance interior aesthetics while providing effective light control and privacy. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the world of Pleated Roman Shades, exploring their design, benefits, installation, and maintenance. Whether you're looking to revamp your home or office, Pleated Roman Shades offer a fantastic solution that brings together style and practicality.

Pleated Roman Shades: A Blend of Elegance and Practicality

Pleated Roman Shades feature luxurious hobbled folds spaced four to six inches apart. These types of Roman Shades are made with a generous ammount of fabric to give each fold a lush, opulent appearance ideal for formal rooms in more traditional homes like the dining room and living room.

Despite their elegant, decorative look, Pleated Roman Shades are actually very functional, ideal for everyday use. Plus, they’re compatible with motorization options. What’s more, with the additional fabric used to create the lavish folds, these are one of the best Roman Shade styles for drafty windows, as the thick material helps insulate against the cold.

These shades are available in a wide variety of fabrics, colors, and patterns, allowing homeowners to customize them according to their interior design preferences. From modern and minimalistic to traditional and ornate, Pleated Roman Shades can seamlessly integrate into any décor style.

Key Benefits of Pleated Roman Shades

Pleated Roman Shades offer several advantages that make them a preferred choice among homeowners and interior designers alike:

Enhanced Aesthetics: The soft pleats and graceful folds of these shades add a touch of sophistication to any room. Whether you're aiming for a cozy ambiance or a luxurious setting, Pleated Roman Shades can elevate the overall aesthetics.

Efficient Light Control: The adjustable design of these shades enables precise control over the amount of natural light entering the room. You can enjoy diffused lighting or complete darkness, making them ideal for bedrooms, living rooms, and even home offices.

Privacy: The fabric used in Pleated Roman Shades provides effective privacy without compromising on style. These shades prevent prying eyes from peering into your space while maintaining an elegant appearance.

Insulation: Many Pleated Roman Shades are designed with energy-efficient materials that help regulate indoor temperatures. This insulation feature can contribute to energy savings and a more comfortable living environment.

Versatility: With a wide range of fabric options, Pleated Roman Shades can be tailored to suit various interior styles. Whether you have a contemporary, traditional, or eclectic décor, these shades can adapt effortlessly.

Easy Maintenance: Keeping Pleated Roman Shades clean is hassle-free. Regular dusting and occasional vacuuming are usually sufficient to maintain their pristine appearance.

Choosing the Right Pleated Roman Shades

When selecting Pleated Roman Shades for your space, it's essential to consider various factors to ensure a perfect fit:

Fabric Choice: The choice of fabric determines the overall look and functionality of the shades. Lighter fabrics create an airy atmosphere, while heavier materials offer enhanced privacy and insulation.

Color and Pattern: Opt for shades that complement your existing décor. Solid colors offer versatility, while patterns can add a unique focal point to the room.

Light Control Requirements: Consider the amount of light control you need. Sheer fabrics allow diffused light, while blackout options are perfect for bedrooms and media rooms.

Mounting Options: Pleated Roman Shades can be mounted inside the window frame or outside it. Choose the option that aligns with your design preferences and window type.

Operating Mechanism: These shades can be operated manually or with motorized systems. Motorized shades offer convenience and are an excellent choice for hard-to-reach windows.

Installation and Maintenance

Installing Pleated Roman Shades can be a straightforward process, but it's essential to follow the Alva’s instructions carefully. If you're not confident in your DIY skills, consider hiring a professional for accurate installation. To maintain the beauty and functionality of your shades:

Dusting and Vacuuming: Regularly dust and vacuum your shades to prevent dust buildup. Use a brush attachment or a soft cloth to gently clean the fabric.

Spot Cleaning: In case of spills or stains, spot clean the affected area with a mild detergent and water. Blot the stain gently, and avoid rubbing to prevent damage to the fabric.

Professional Cleaning: For deep cleaning, it's recommended to consult a professional cleaner who specializes in window treatments. They can ensure a thorough clean without damaging the fabric.

FAQs about Pleated Roman Shades

Are Pleated Roman Shades suitable for large windows?

- Yes, Pleated Roman Shades can be customized to fit large windows. Opt for wider shades with sturdy construction for optimal functionality.

Can I motorize my Pleated Roman Shades?

- Absolutely! Many Pleated Roman Shades come with motorization options for added convenience. Motorized shades are especially useful for windows that are difficult to reach.

Are these shades safe for homes with pets and children?

- Yes, Pleated Roman Shades can be made safer for homes with pets and children by choosing cordless or motorized options. Cordless shades eliminate the risk of entanglement.

Do Pleated Roman Shades provide insulation?

- Yes, many Pleated Roman Shades are designed with energy-efficient materials that provide insulation. They can help regulate indoor temperatures and contribute to energy savings.

Can I install Pleated Roman Shades myself?

- While DIY installation is possible, it's recommended to hire a professional for accurate and secure installation, especially for larger windows or motorized shades.

How do I clean my Pleated Roman Shades?

R- egular dusting and vacuuming are usually sufficient for maintenance. In case of spills, spot clean with a mild detergent. For deep cleaning, consult a professional cleaner.


Pleated Roman Shades offer a versatile and stylish solution to elevate the aesthetics and functionality of any space. Their elegant design, efficient light control, and privacy features make them a popular choice among homeowners looking to enhance their interiors. Whether you're aiming to infuse a touch of luxury or seeking practical solutions, Pleated Roman Shades provide the perfect blend of elegance and utility. Explore the wide range of fabric options, colors, and patterns available to find the shades that best suit your interior design aspirations.


Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Isha Hernandez
The belgian linen is a WINNER, we had to buy for all bedrooms

I replaced all the dusty, discolored old roman shades in my office with these. They were very easy to install and they brightened up the room immediately. I splurged on the Cordless option, but its very clean look!

Diamond Wilson

I felt like I was taking a chance when I ordered all 5 windows in one swoop! The color I wanted was Saigon Oatmeal, and just had a beautiful texture. The sample I received was kind of small, but it worked perfectly for our space. The fit is perfect and I installed them by myself in 3 hours. Easy. My only regret is not splurging on cordless. Very satisfied. Thanks Alva

Allison Schroeder
Linen Blend in Natural is a great combo

These beautifully made shades are a favorite in our home. We have one for both bedrooms in the pleated style. The feel of the material is lightweight but very warm. Thank you to customer support guiding me measurements. These fit great.

Autumn Brooks
Love the design. Ordering online

Love the design. Ordering online just using fabric samples was a little tough but designer gave me great insight and info on what to select so that was very helpful. The install was quick as the screws do directly through the product and into the wood frame. I'm hoping the fabric I chose holds up..I guess time will tell

Stella Hill
Makes the view even better

It took me years to pull the trigger on this purchase. I am very glad I did as I paid 50% of what the local Hunter Douglas quoted me. I contacted customer service to request additional free samples, and they were very helpful.

But there was a few things I learned
1. My blinds are 72 x 78 and if you have a large blind like this there will be a vertical seam for the belgian linen.
2. Delivery was a little longer than expected. Took about 14 business days to arrive
3. Material is absolutely beautiful and very black out but measurements for inside mount they take off a bit so there's a little light gap on the sides.
4. Loop mechanism probably would have been better for such a big shade, but I went for the Cordlock to save a bit. It's a little heavy to operate.