Cost to Install a Roman Shade – 2021

| Last Updated: August 24, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 308

$ 100

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 68% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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The average price to Install a Roman Shade noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

The contractor cost to install a Roman shade is $308 vs. doing it yourself for $100 and saving 68 percent.

The neatly folded material of a Roman shade makes it a striking window treatment. It combines a built-in valance with a convenient operating mechanism that allows the shade to easily open for daylight and close for privacy.

The shade’s stand-alone style makes it a handsome addition to any room, especially in a finished, tailored décor. You’ll find Roman shades in a wide range of materials, including fabric, natural woven materials, and wood.

Other options are light-filtering and room-darkening features, insulation, and cordless lift systems with top-down/bottom-up operation – a nice safety feature when little ones are in the house.

A decorating center or window treatment installer will charge $308 to hang a 36-inch-wide Roman shade of high-end material. You can buy the shade and install it yourself for $100, the cost of the shade, and save 68 percent.

The shade comes with the hardware and mounting brackets required, but you’ll need a few basic tools: tape measure, Phillips head screwdriver, and an electric drill. The installation requires attaching the brackets to the window frame or wall, then positioning the shade on the brackets, and finally adjusting the shade and cord positions on the tape on the back of the shade.

Blindsmax illustrates the many different Types of Roman Shades.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a Roman shade you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. 

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