Folding Roman Shades with Romanzia Fabrics

Shades are made with your choice of over 250 fabrics from the Romanzia Fabric Collection – including most Phifer Sheerweave sunscreening, translucent, and blackout fabrics.

Romanzia Folding Roman Shades have horizontal pleats sewn across the back of the shade - spaced about 7" apart.

Those back pleats are reinforced with aluminum micro–bars. Nickel plated eyelets are set through the reinforced pleats to guide the lift cords – there are no sewn-on rings to pull off.

Safety shrouds are fitted to lift cords between pleats to prevent hazardous cord loops from forming.

Order Forms, Price Lists, and PDFs are available at the bottom of this page.

Shades Feature:

  • Standard Front-Mounted Headrail with a Top Flap of matching fabric.
  • Matching fabric End Caps to cover the ends of the headrails and lift systems.
  • Standard Cord Lock and Pulley Lift System.
  • Optional Bead Chain Lift System.
  • Optional Cordless Lift System.
  • A wide range of motorization lift system options including battery powered, solar powered, plug & play 110 Volt AC, and wired low voltage.
  • Wing Nut Brackets for Easy Installation.
  • Optional Conventional Headrail Behind configuration.
  • Minimum Width is 9”. Maximum Width is 120”.

Top Flaps are essentially a functional element - they are designed to cover a shade’s hardware system. A top flap can be expected to "flap out" when the shade is drawn up tightly beneath it.

If a drawn shade needs to be completely hidden, a separate valance should be planned.

Available Options for Folding Roman Shades

Cordless Lift Systems.

Romanzia Folding Roman Shades are offered with optional cordless lift systems. Shades with cordless lift systems operate by pulling and releasing the bottom hem of the shade. There are no accessible cords. Size and weight limits apply and depend on the weight of the fabric.

Cordless Lift Systems for Folding Roman Shads have 2.5" deep headrails.

There is an additional charge for Cordless Lift Systems.

Bead Chain Lift Systems

A bead-chain lift system allows a shade to be operated with a single bead-chain loop. For child safety, all bead-chain loops need to be tied down with a tension devise.

Accordingly, bead chain lift system headrails and top flaps need to be wider than the body of the shade - so that the chain can be tied down on one side without interfering with the shade as it stacks up.

On an outside mount shade, the headrail and top flap will be 1” wider than the body of the shade. On an inside mount, the space between the shade and the jamb will be about 7/8” on the chain side and 1/8” on the non-chain side. On shades ordered with a bead-chain lift system behind the shade, no special additions or deductions will be made - but the system will be hard to reach and operate.

Bead-Chain Lift Systems for Folding Roman Shades have a 2.5" - 3.75" deep headrails - depending on the size and weight of the shade.

Standard bead-chain colors are ivory, white, grey, brown, black, and stainless steel.

There is an additional charge for Bead-Chain Lift Systems.

Headrail Mounted Behind the Shade.

Shade is mounted off the front of a wood headrail with your choice of lift system behind. No top flap.

Roman shades ordered with a headrail behind the shade are mounted using angle iron brackets for outside mounts and long screws for inside mounts.

Scalloped and Trimmed Hems

Any Folding Roman Shade can be ordered with a Scalloped and/or Trimmed Hem

Hems are finished with a trim supplied by the customer, banding made with fabric supplied by the customer, or with French Gimp supplied by Romanzia (a choice of over 200 colors - see French Gimp Trim at

To determine how much fabric or trim to send, please contact Romanzia Customer Service.

Any Romanzia Folding Roman Shade can be motorized.

Romanzia offers both Somfy and Rollease Automate Motorization.

Somfy Motorization offers:

12 Volt DC Battery-Powered Motors with external Reloadable Battery Packs. Somfy battery powered motors provide a perfect solution for windows in areas where wiring would be difficult. Standard battery packs contain eight AA lithium batteries which must be replaced periodically. Battery packs with rechargeable AA batteries and solar chargers are also available.

12 Volt DC Battery-Powered Motors with built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries offer another great solution for windows in areas where wiring would be difficult. Batteries must be recharged periodically.

24 Volt DC Transformer-Powered Motors. Somfy offers a great selection of 24 Volt DC motors for when low voltage wiring is preferred.

110 Volt AC Motors. Somfy AC Motors are strong, quiet, and dependable - the traditional choice for windows where 110 Volt power is available.

The Somfy RTS Radio Remote Control System. Somfy offers a complete line of handheld remote controls, wireless wall switches, network controls, and smart home controls including Somfy myLink.

Rollease Automate Motorization offers:

12 Volt DC Battery-Powered Motors with built-in Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries. Automate battery powered motorized shades are a perfect retro-fit for existing homes or small commercial projects. Li-ion powered motors require no electric wiring, no external battery pack and no complicated installation. There is a Rollease Automate battery-powered motor for every size shade. Motors must be recharged periodically. Solar chargers are available.

12 Volt DC Transformer-Powered Motors. Automate DC powered motorized shades are an excellent choice when designing a new home, motorizing an entire existing home, or planning a small commercial project. DC wired shades are maintenance free and low voltage DC wiring keeps installation costs to a minimum.

110 Volt AC Motors. With high lifting capacities, Automate AC Motorized Shades are a great choice for homes and commercial projects where 110 Volt power can be provided.

The complete line of Automate Controls including Paradigm handheld remotes, wireless wall switches, and smart home controls including the Automate Pulse WiFi.

General Information

How to Order:

Please use a Romanzia Order Form to place your orders. Order forms may be accessed at our website or requested from Romanzia Customer Service at 715-924-2960. Romanzia Customer Service will also be happy to help with any questions.

Commercial Accounts:

Romanzia sells window covering products through interior designers and window covering dealers nationwide. If you are regularly engaged in the business of selling window coverings, you may apply for a dealer account with Romanzia. Dealer Account Applications are available by calling Romanzia Customer service at 715-924-2960 or by accessing

Rush Orders:

We will do our best to complete your order in a timely manner. If you have a deadline, please let us know and we will try to work with it. If accommodating your deadline is not possible within our regular work schedule, we may be able to schedule overtime help to complete your order on a rush basis. Please check with Romanzia Customer Service to see if rush orders are being accepted. If so, a 20% rush charge will apply.

Change Orders:

Order changes or cancellations may only occur before the start of production.


We will gladly calculate pricing for any of your projects. Larger orders may qualify for a quantity discount. Please e-mail or fax a detailed description of your job to Romanzia Customer Service (you can use a Romanzia Order Form and check "Quote Only" at the top).

Shipping Charges:

Shipping charges are billed to the customer. We will always do our best to send your order by the best and most economical means possible. Orders with one or more items that exceed the UPS Ground size restrictions must be shipped by truck.


Romanzia products are guaranteed to be free from defect for a period of five years from date of purchase. Romanzia reserves the right to correct any such defect. This guarantee does not extend to any fabric, trim, or lining supplied by the customer, normal wear, or damage as a result of misuse.

Measuring & Ordering Notes

How To Measure:

Please specify width and length to the nearest 1/8". Also note whether the shade is to be mounted inside the window casing or outside the window casing.When an inside mount is specified, our workroom will make the proper clearance deductions.When an outside mount is specified the shade will be made the exact width and length ordered.

Outside Mount Overlap:

Shades mounted outside the window casing should be allowed to overlap the window casing if possible. We recommend an overlap of at least 1/2" on each side. The more overlap, the better the coverage.


Romanzia Folding Roman Shades, Product Information

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