If you’re interested in upgrading your Cellular, Pleated, Roman or Woven Wood shades, consider the benefits of the Top-Down/Bottom-Up feature. Don’t forget – you can speak with an expert Blinds.com design consultant by calling 1-800-505-1905.

Benefits of Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades


A Top-Down/Bottom-Up upgrade provides added light control, privacy and style over other lift options.

Since standard shades raise and lower from the bottom of the shade, they’re somewhat limited in their ability to control light and maintain privacy. Top-Down/Bottom-Up helps to overcome this by allowing you to lower your shade from the top down, raise your shade from the bottom up, or a combination of both. For even more convenience, certain shades can be upgraded with a Cordless Top-Down/Bottom-Up system.

For increased privacy, simply lower your shade from the top down to allow natural light into the room while still covering the bottom of your window. This is particularly beneficial for blackout shades or other light-filtering materials, since you can still have privacy during the times you want to let in light.

Our Top-Down/Bottom-Up feature helps make your room brighter and more stylish by allowing a view to the sky outside.


The term Top-Down Bottom-up means you can lift your blinds from the bottom as you would traditional window treatment or lower them from the top to allow sunlight in.

Yes, this unique feature allows shades to be adjusted to align with window mullions for a visually pleasing look. 

Top-down/bottom-up window treatments are great for spaces where you want to maintain privacy at eye level but let in natural light from the top of the window. Most customers choose them for bedrooms, bathrooms and street-facing windows.