Shades and drapes

I am in the process of decorating a small office. I planned on using roman shades under the drapery panels. Someone said that that look is too busy that it is either one or the other. And that if you use panels you should use blinds Now I'm stumped, Please Help!
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  • Shari Shari on Dec 18, 2014
    No disrespect to the person who told you using roman shades and drapery panels together is "too busy" but I would say that is their personal opinion and just not fact. If you google images on the internet or search Pinterest, you will see many beautiful examples of the two treatments used together. Ignore the well-meaning (but WRONG!) person who told you it should be "either/ or--not both" and forge ahead with your plans to use drapes with roman shades in your office makeover.[]=roman+shades+with+drapes|typed
    • Jodi's Window Fashions Jodi's Window Fashions on Dec 20, 2014
      @Shari Shari is 100% correct. I have been doing custom window treatments for 28 years and we do draperies with Roman shades all the time.
  • Patti kelley Patti kelley on Dec 18, 2014
    Thanks so much for the pictures Shari I believe Ill go ahead as planned
  • Jo Ann Miller Jo Ann Miller on Dec 19, 2014
    If you look at lots of decor pictures you will see that roman shades under panels are becoming very popular. I'm in the process of putting then in my living room with the panels that are already there. I say GO FOR IT!
  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Dec 19, 2014
    i have a friend who has roman shades that are mounted inside the window casings and has drapes too. It looks great so if I were you I would put up both if that's what you want.
  • Barbara Barbara on Dec 19, 2014
    I have blinds under sheers and drapes. Because of a southern exposure I need the layers to keep a lot of the heat out.
  • Gail Salminen Gail Salminen on Dec 20, 2014
    @Sherry Fram I agree with the other responses. Should you have a different pattern on both pieces it could be too busy, but if the look is coordinated I think it could be a very classy look. Do post pics of what you do, I am sure we are all interested. Thanks for posting.
  • Sheryll S Sheryll S on Sep 19, 2015
    Oh please, that is not true. Now if you get too fancy with ruffles or embellishments maybe, but Roman shades are wonderful under simple drapery panels.
  • Michelle Michelle on Oct 27, 2015
    My mother in law had Roman shades and sheer decorative panels pulled back. Very pretty.
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