Roman Shade Styles

Pleated. With our classic fabric shades, the fold lines are inverted and seamed, creating precise, defined folds when raised and clean horizontal lines at aprox 6″ intervals when lowered.

Flat. If the fabric is printed we use a flat method of construction, so that the pattern on the fabric will not be interrupted.

Stacking height when raised will be 6″ to 10″, depending upon shade length. Please note that there may be some light spots where the shade and lining are sewn together when ordering blackout lining.



This option allows you to lower the shade down from the top as well as raise it from the bottom. This is a nice style if you want to let in light at the top of your window while providing privacy at the bottom. Vertical strings will be visible when the shade is lowered. This style includes a valance, which will hide the headrail when the shade is lowered. Standard length of the valance is 5”. Both the shade and valance may be mounted on the inside or outside of the window. This style is not available with the continuous loop system. Maximum width 72″

This style combines a casual softness with an easy, relaxed feel. Your shade fabric falls smoothly and evenly from the top to form soft, unstructured swags at the hemline. Narrow shades will have a single swag; wider shades will have more than one. This style is usually unlined, but privacy lining may be added

Stacking height when raised will be 11″ to 15″, depending upon shade height.


I received a very high quotation from a local firm to have a Roman shade made for a 4′ x 5′ window, with a delivery time of 6 – 8 weeks. I thought the price was excessive and contacted NikkiDesigns. I emailed my dimensions to Nikki and she promptly responded with a quotation, that was a fraction of the first quotation and a delivery date of 2 weeks. We drove up to Ladysmith and met with Nikki. She provided excellent suggestions on the construction of the shade. Nikki also accommodated our need to come after office hours to pick up the shade that was ready in 10 days!
Nikki has provided excellent follow up service when we had a couple of questions. I would recommend Nikki Designs for the workmanship and service we received.

Shirley, May 2018
Victoria, BC


I would like to recommend your workmanship and high quality products to anyone interested in personalized orders. You have provided us with hemp curtains that have lasted for over 14 years without any sign of sun damage, cushion covers using fabric we chose elsewhere and then a great cover for an ottoman that surpassed the original design and fabric. Your stock of natural fabrics is impressive and your delivery dates unbeatable. You are a local treasure. Thanks!

Carol, June 2018
Ladysmith, BC


I love the linen clothes Nikki made for me! Everything was beautifully made and fit great. I will definitely have her make more for me! 

Mary, June 2018
Ladysmith, BC


Always a pleasure in dealing with Nikki and viewing her linens! Love the fabrics and patterns she uses & her excellent design savvy! The linen facecloths (gentle on the face, light & a quick dry…great travel item) & dishcloths (they do not get that lingering odour that most do) have met with great success among family and friends. Thanks Nikki!…until my next visit! 🙂

Wendy, July 2018


We purchased two linen shower curtains after Nikki made us our beautiful linen window coverings. The shower curtains are beautiful too! As always, Nikki’s creations are perfectly designed and executed and her service is friendly and easy. Next, I’m excited to get some linen clothes. Thanks, Nikki!

Maria, July 2018
Kelowna, BC


I absolutely love the Roman Shades in sand fabric that Nikki made for my son’s room. They are blackout and work very well to darken the room for optimal sleep! The fabric is a gorgeous color and of very fine, elegant quality. I was pleased to find materials friendly to people and environment. Nikki’s skill, craftsmanship, and attention to detail are all highly evident in the final product. I plan on ordering more.

Eliza, August 2018


I contacted Nikki because I have environmental sensitivities and needed natural/organic fabric and wool cushions. Nikki made us custom curtains that were very well made and perfect for our son’s room. She also made us a cushion and some custom darkening panels, both which were excellent. Her service was prompt and professional and very accommodating to our needs. I highly recommend Nikki for any home decor needs.

Liz, August 2018
Qualicum Beach, BC


I was recently looking for a particular pattern designed by Nikki that was out of print.  Nikki graciously was able to get the pattern for me.  It was posted to me within a short amount of time.  I really appreciated her willingness to go out of her way to get it to me.  The quality products and services she provides are well above other online services that I have used.  It is a pleasure to do business with her.

August 2018


The organic wool pillow and cotton pillowcase arrived a few days ago and I just wanted to email to share with you that my mother is very happy with it! (especially for the filling being nicely firm enough support the weight of her head.) 
I am so glad we found you; there are few places in Canada that offer precious pieces like yours who use healthy/quality materials.  Thank you for offering such lovely creations at a price some of us could afford.  
Wishing you the best!


Andrea Miller

I love Nikki Designs! The work is such high quality, the fabrics are beautiful and enduring! The products do not fade, they maintain their shape and form, and are easy to care for.  Nikki is reliable and very efficient with making and delivering her products. I order from Ontario, and have been impressed by how quickly she is able to make and send the products. Her time frames are reliable and she always follows yup to ensure you are pleased with your order.  I can confidently recommend Nikki Designs and would not hesitate to order from her, again.

Andrea Miller
Ajax, Ontario


I’ve been wanting to tell you that your gorgeous duvet cover in indigo and oatmeal arrived at our door.  It’s perfect.  It has replaced the old wool blanket we had on my four-year-old’s bed.  He was regularly waking up at some point in the wee hours of the morning… the first night under the cozy duvet encased in those beautiful fabrics he slept the whole night long.  It’s a real treat for me to have such good quality bedding.



I received the bedskirt that I had ordered from you and put it on the bed today. It is gorgeous. I have never had a more beautifully sewn and well made bedskirt. I am so glad to have found you on the internet. Your price was very reasonable. Thank you so much.



The cover was perfect and completely dressed up the ottoman. And since the cat consistently lays on it, I’m delighted its washable. Wonderful workmanship, as well. 



Thanks for a job well done!  From the concept to accurate measurements, and good quality fabric, my custom bed skirts fit perfectly and look great! Thanks also for the gesture of the gift bag, which I will enjoy using.

Nanaimo, BC


I’m so glad you reached out. I wanted to let you know how much I liked the slipcovers but didn’t know how to contact you. The slipcovers are great. They fit the ottomans perfectly. The cranberry piping is just the right accent for the colour scheme of the room. After looking on-line for options, I finally thought of Etsy…and presto, there you were. Thanks again!



The shades are a perfect fit and we are so happy with them! And the quality is amazing.

Vancouver, BC


I contacted Nikki to do all our windows in our new home with roman shades.  I am so glad I did!  The job was completed on time and with very professional results.
The roman shades really enhance our home and I find myself admiring them all the time.  A big “thank you” to Nikki and her team!

Cowichan Bay, BC


I recently had some roman shades made by Nikki Designs. It was a pleasure working with Nikki, who came to my home with samples and ideas. The blinds are well made and I was delighted to have the choice of attractive natural-fibre fabric. I found Nikki professional, personable and prompt and would certainly recommend her.

Nanaimo, BC


I just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying the duvet cover and pillows that I ordered from you. They are beautiful and so well made. I often stand at my bedroom door and just look and admire. And of course the cover is heavenly to sleep under, and it feels even better knowing the material is organic and has been crafted into a lovely product here in Canada. The bolster is also working great for nursing. Also, thanks again for your help with colour selection. I’m happy with the choices.



I love this custom-made hemp/organic cotton tablecloth! Nikki cheerfully followed my (ahem!) exact specifications! The fabric is hefty yet drapes nicely on my antique farmhouse table. The stitching is careful, sturdy, secure, and precise. I always tell Nikki “no rush” on my orders, as I do not like to rush “genius” yet the custom order arrived within an acceptable time frame. I will save you the trouble of comparison shopping: Etsy buyers should look no further than NikkiDesigns, to find the best price on high-quality organic textile furnishings for the home. Her website is always inspiri