Stationary Shades (Faux Romans)

A stationary shade never opens or closes.

“How pointless,” you might think, but not for your hard-to-reach windows, transom windows, or arched windows and domes.

Stationary shades offer:

  • Privacy
  • Sound absorption
  • Light and glare control
  • Insulation
  • A decorative finish for layered window treatments

They’re cheaper than standard shades because there’s no need for tracks, hardware, or extra fabric.

Plus, you can shape them to fit your window exactly. This is not only aesthetically pleasing but also means more efficient insulation and soundproofing.

A modern living room with faux Roman shades

What Are Stationary Shades?

Stationary shades are non-operational window coverings, sometimes called “faux Romans” because of their look. They’re permanently fixed in place and cannot be adjusted, raised, or lowered like standard blinds or shades.

They’re often placed at the top of windows to partially block incoming light or in kitchens and bathrooms for privacy. Most stationary blinds have clean lines and flat surfaces without ornamentation. Because they lack an operating mechanism, they’re easy to customize.

  • They add color to a room.
  • They provide a consistent, chic look throughout your home or office space.
  • They’re exceptionally cost-effective for small windows.
  • They can be custom-built to fit a curved surface.
A spacious living room with stationary shades

Benefits of Stationary Shades

  1. Privacy: Stationary shades are always closed or partially closed. This makes them a good choice in spaces where privacy is crucial, such as bedrooms, bathrooms, and ground-level windows facing the street.
  2. Light Diffusion: They can soften the light in a room, reducing glare, creating a cozy ambiance, and protecting furnishings from sunlight damage.
  3. Aesthetic Appeal: They add a decorative element to windows. Various materials, colors, and designs let you choose a style that complements your decor.
  4. Noise Reduction: They act as a partial barrier to outside noise. Thicker material provides more noise suppression.
  5. Energy Efficiency: They reduce heat gain or loss, leading to lower heating and cooling costs.
  6. Easy to Maintain: Wipe down your blinds with a damp cloth to remove dust and grime.
  7. Durability: Because they don’t move, stationary shades are less susceptible to wear and tear, making them a long-lasting window treatment option.

Please note that stationary shades are a permanent solution and cannot be adjusted to accommodate changing light conditions or provide a view when desired.

But in certain situations, stationary shades can be an excellent choice that you may not have considered until now.

We invite you to visit our Los Angeles showroom to experience working models of our window treatments, and discuss with an expert which coverings are best for your home or business.

Pink faux Roman shades in a dining area

Installation & Follow-up: What to Expect

  • Our sales staff will make an appointment to install your blinds.
  • Our installers will install your shades to the highest standards and show you how to operate and maintain them.
  • We view our relationship with you as permanent. If ever you experience a problem with your blinds, we’ll do our utmost to repair them.
A man measuring window blinds with a tape measure.

Why Choose Aero Shade?

  • We specialize in window treatments and can deliver the best possible results for your home or office.
  • We've been in business since 1947.
  • We're family-owned and 100% committed to customer satisfaction.
  • Our window treatments for luxury homes have been featured in lifestyle and design magazines.
  • We've installed blinds and shades for USC, UCLA, the Long Beach and Los Angeles Unified School Districts, and several Fortune 500 corporations.
  • Our prices are reasonable. All estimates are free.
  • We're an authorized dealer of the high-quality Hunter Douglas and Lutron brands.
  • Our customer relationship continues after the installation. If you ever have a problem with an Aero Shade window treatment, we'll do our best to fix it.