Bamboo roman shades are an excellent way to decorate a window. The bamboo can be stained to match other decor in the home or it can be purchased in its natural color of light brown or even a brownish green. Some of these shades can be acquired with affixed bamboo valances. These give the shade a delicate type of decorative touch to them. All types of shades are sold with the hardware included in them so that hanging them will only stipulate that the purchaser to know the exact size of shade that will be required. Slats are the cross members found in any type of window shade. Some of these slats will be vertical while others will be horizontal. Each design will offer the owner the some degree of sun blocking as well as privacy. Each manufacturer of bamboo roman shades or cheap wooden blinds will offer a variety of ways to close and open them. Draw cords on bamboo roman shades or even on cheap wooden blinds will allow the owner to raise or lower horizontal type slats. The vertical slats will have a rod hanging on the side or even a draw cord to pull the blinds closed. There are some blinds that have a continual type of cord loop attached to them. These cords can stay put while the owner pulls it to close or open the blinds. The continual loop cords are great for larger windows that only have the one huge window treatment. Pet owners or families with small children will love bamboo roman shades or even cheap wooden blinds that come with a cordless option. This option removes the dangling cord from sight so that it will not be played with or pulled down by little hands or claws. There are blinds that are sold that have cords that will raise the bamboo roman shades from the bottom. These shades actually come with two cords attached to them. The other cord will be attached to the top of the blinds and will raise them when needed. PVC is a newer material that is used to create numerous amounts of products. This material is similar to a very durable plastic and can be found as the main component in some blinds sold today. There are PVC blinds that mimic the look of bamboo roman shades on the market today. This material makes cleaning the shades very simple as there are no real grooves or pores for dirt and dust to hide in. They also tend to last longer than real bamboo and just as simple to install as the real thing.