​​Fabric Shades come in many shapes and sizes. They usually raise and lower by a system of rigged cords or a spring loaded roller. Roman Shades and their many variations tend to be flat or pleated horizontally. They raise in horizontal folds. Balloon or Cloud Shades gain fullness from pleats or gathers and have a softer, puffed appearance when raised. Shades are usually attached to a covered mounting board that is attached either inside or outside the window trim. Some styles can be mounted on decorative poles.