These are sometimes referred to as stagecoach style shades, and they are an affordable, stylish way to add class and a bit of historic flair to a room. They hang flat from a rod or mounting board, and the bottom edge is then either folded or hand-rolled into the desired position. Fabric ties, chords or ribbons hold this shade in position. When you want to adjust the shade, you have to untie it and then re-roll it back up by hand. This means that this treatment is much more decorational than functional, but can still be used as both if you are willing to put in a little extra effort.
If you want to go for the luxurious look without having to handle yards of fabric, then the Roman shade is your best bet. When you close the shade, it looks like a simple flat fabric panel. When you raise it up, there are cascading, deep horizontal folds which give it a tidy, rolled-up look. There are chords that are strung through the back of the fabric which give the Roman shade its unique mobility.
Your windows can do a lot more than let light in and provide you with an opportunity for fresh air. With some creativity and some careful consideration, your windows can add a lot of flair and charm to the inside and outside of your home. Keep the above 2018 window treatment ideas in mind this new year and give your windows the TLC they deserve.