Roman shades fall into the soft treatment category.  Custom Window Coverings, Inc. offers 1000’s of fabrics from many manufacturers that can be made into roman shades, draperies and custom bedding.  Roman shades typically stack at the top of the window but can also be top down/bottom up.  They are available in many lifting options such as cordless, ultra-glide, continuous loop, and motorized.  As the shade is raised a series of folds stack in an accumulative way so that when fully raised a series of folds give a stacked appearance sometimes 6”- 10” in height.  Many styles of roman shades are available from flat to soft fold and, from straight bottom hems to those that have curved hems.  Liners are added for additional privacy, light control, thermal values, and to protect the face fabric from UV rays.