Romans shades, with their soft or crisp folds, have a timeless appeal, making them a popular choice for any décor style. They also offer a drapery aesthetic, but with more versatility in terms of light control.
If you’re looking for even more light control than what you’d get with a standard Roman shade, though, consider top-down/bottom-up Roman shades.
Shades with a top-down/bottom-up design work exactly as their name sounds—you can open shades from the top down, bottom up, or a combination of the two. This innovative feature gives you the ultimate in versatile light control—you can block harsh sunlight or create privacy exactly when you want it, while still enjoying your view.
Top-down/bottom-up shades are great for rooms that get a lot of afternoon sunlight, such as living rooms. You can adjust shades to protect furnishings and floorings from UV rays, while not completely obscuring the outdoors.
Rooms where you desire natural light during the day but where you also want to maintain privacy—such as bedrooms and bathrooms—are ideal for top-down/bottom-up shades, too.