Top-Down/Bottom-Up Roman Shades for Windows

Top-Down/Bottom-Up Roman Shades for Windows

June 15, 2023 By Christine Bucks


Roman Shades Top Down Bottom Up


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.


Featured Styles


When it comes to top-down/bottom-up Roman shade styles, colors and materials, you’ll find a variety of choices from Hunter Douglas to beautifully complement your space, whether you’re looking for a contemporary shade, a transitional shade, or something completely different.


Elegantly tailored Vignette® Modern Roman Shades, for example, are a contemporary spin on the traditional Roman shade. They’re available in full or flat folds and lack exposed rear cords.


If a transitional style appeals to you, check out Alustra® Woven Textures® Roman Shades. Choose from unique, globally sourced, sheer, semi-sheer and opaque fabrics that bring a refined sense of luxury to a space.


Prefer a Roman shade with more of a natural vibe? Consider Provenance® Woven Wood Shades. Artistically crafted from wood, reeds, grasses and bamboo, Provenance shades bring a touch of nature into a room.


Can Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades be Motorized?


While you can manually control top-down/bottom up Roman shades, you can also opt for smart, motorized control.


With PowerView® Automation, you can conveniently control your top-down/bottom-up Hunter Douglas Roman shades with a button press, tap on your mobile device, automatically, or even with your favorite voice assistant (when integrated with a compatible smart-home system).  


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