Roman Shades can be light and elegant, with a permanent folded bottom or multiple folds. They can also be made from heavier fabrics, which block the light. These shades are ideal for rooms where you want some light to come in, as they are not high on the light-blocking spectrum. Because they are so light and airy, they are also not the choice for energy efficiency. However, on looks, they deserve an A+! Cleaning Roman shades is easy -- just use your vacuum attachment and a light touch to remove dust and debris from inside the pleats.