Need fabric suggestion for Roman shades please!

What kind of fabric should I use for Roman shades?

Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I finally decided to go with a solid color, so it won't distract from the light fixture or my photography. Again, thank you all very much. Every comment was a big help.
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 09, 2017
    What color is the furniture?
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 09, 2017
      I think you should use a color out of the light that is your favorite and do not thin k you will get tired of it.
  • Kcama Kcama on Jan 09, 2017
    Not the cheapest solution, but you can design your own fabric at places like Spoonflower ( get exactly what you want. Although I'd be tempted to go with a blender fabric in the gray/aqua range on the lamp (depending on what you have on your furniture)
  • Kcama Kcama on Jan 09, 2017
  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jan 09, 2017
    Site shows roman shades in different styles, like flat or relaxed. For your great lamp, I like the "frame plan" which is the aqua/seafoam in a modified geometric. It, of course, depends on what furniture you have in the room. Your lamp is sort of Art Deco.
    What I like about the site is that it lets you see the style possibilities, which are as important as the fabric itself. As to the fabric, I lean toward this sort of geometric print or a Stripe, even an abstract stripe, once again dependent on your room
    If you google "stripe fabric" or "fabric, acqua", you'll window shop through a pot of coffee.
    • 17298569 17298569 on Jan 09, 2017
      Yes, the tiffany style lamp does have an art deco vibe, which is one of the reasons I like it. My furniture is sort of transitional, not really modern but certainly not traditional either. It falls somewhere in the middle of the two. I pretty much have a clean slate as far as colors - creams and beige.
  • Sarah Overs Sarah Overs on Jan 09, 2017
    yep definitely the grayed aqua try I have always done well with their site...even found the cell shades to match my bedroom wall color that is a goldish shade of taupe

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jan 09, 2017
    the lamp is gorgeous. Dont "understate it. The blue in the shade is gorgeous if it works with the other stuff in your room, even a pillow or two. Punches of color are wonderful = and I'm pretty much cream and beige too. It's so easy to change with the seasons, or a mood.
    Please look at that site. Great ideas for roman shade styles - I hadn't seem the variations before. And you don't need the blousy-romantic if you're moderne traditional. Easier to make, too. I'll look forward to seeing what you find.
  • Pgl Pgl on Jan 09, 2017
    Keep it simple think about a balloon type shade. This would give you dimension and keeping it to one color keep it from being fussy. I find that his type of shade adds a softness with out being invasive .
  • Julie Bounds Julie Bounds on Jan 10, 2017
    If your walls and furniture are all "Neutrals"...I'd go for color. You obviously love the light fixture and it's got some beautiful colors in it - start there...and embellish. I'd love the blue tone and even the grey/taupe, but for me you room would really "enjoy" some color. Both of those colors are in the "cool" range...why not drop a bit of accent color in there to bring in some light...the yellow...
    If you're good with color, go to a local fabric store that has a selection of drapery fabrics and just look. If everything in your room is a "solid" color...look for some prints with those tones - there are lots out there. Remember...everything doesn't have to "match". A different/slightly different look is OK - think Oriental carpet in a stark room...beautiful. Wish you lived close to me...we'd go shopping...and I've made lots of Roman Shades. I've used solids in some places, and vibrant prints in others (where the color scheme was neutral). I'm a fiber artist and love to put colors together.......
  • Julie Bounds Julie Bounds on Jan 10, 2017
     For some reason this site seems to think this Southerner lives in Illinois....NOT SO!!! That lake in the Picture is in CENTRAL ALABAMA....
  • Gwendolyn Sue Poliszczuk Gwendolyn Sue Poliszczuk on Jan 10, 2017
    Your light is stunning. Just a suggestion.....I don't like mixing patterns because I like a more subdued, simplistic style. Regardless of what your furniture is in the room, you usually can't go wrong with solid accents. I would pick out my favorite color in the lamp and use a Roman shade that has that solid color. You can use a material that has texture, but use the same color on solid accent pillows. You can simply switch these out with another color in the lamp to change the décor. If you have a solid sofa, then pick several colors from the lamp and have your pillows in these colors. One trick I love is to add detail to a pillow with another color---use your lamp colors... a ribbon, a pocket, a braid. All these work great to add interest. Great lamp! Please post pictures when you are finished. I would love to see them.

  • Carol Carol on Jan 11, 2017
    That fabric isn't bold enough - ie it doesn't have the same pattern 'weight' as the light fixture. If you want to match styles, that fabric doesn't do it....
  • Tracy Evans Tracy Evans on Jan 11, 2017
    Hi Lee
    I think you are getting closer to the right feel and colors with the dandelion fabric but I agree with Carol. Art Deco, Art Nouveau those styles had weight. Think very organic and bold lines I may be joining in the conversation too late but here's another idea...
    Look up William Morris Fabric using Google -Image.
    You will find so many pictures of rooms that will inspire your creative instincts . The original fabric you showed with your light fixture is more of an English Paisley pattern. I can't tell what the size, and repeat of the prints are on either of your fabrics so its hard to say but I'd trust your gut. You've done really well with the "bones" so far.
    That's my two cents for what its worth. Hahaha.
    I cant wait to see how it turns out.
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