Top Down Bottom Up

Top Down Bottom Up

A favorite feature, lowering your shades from the top invites a custom atmosphere with loads of benefits:

  • Light Enters Across the Ceiling  (Daylighting)
  • Covered Section for Privacy
  • Decrease Glare, Hot Spots, UV Damage

Daylighting is the concept of natural light entering across your ceiling, illuminating your home, without having to use as much artificial light. This is the effect of top down bottom up shades. You get an ample amount of lighting, without sacrificing your privacy. You’ll enjoy outside views of treetops and blue skies. Glare is reduced, as the lighting is directed at your ceiling, and the temperature in your home can still be comfortable, as most of your window is covered. Once concerning UV rays only affect the areas that have constant sunshine–possibly the ceiling.

Top Down Bottom Up Products

If you love the idea of daylighting, but your heart is set on plantation shutters, we have ideas! The split tilt feature for shutters allows you to bring light in through the top portion of the window, while the bottom is closed–for control & comfort.

blinds that lower from the top in contemporary living room


Covered windows help with so many issues, but they certainly don’t allow for inviting in natural sunshine. Until the genius of top down shades. Simply lower these window coverings down from the top. Natural light pours in–crossing the ceiling and instantly brightening your space. No glare, no direct rays. Just mood-boosting light while the rest of the window is covered.

front entryway with shades on narrow windows in black door


You deserve the comfort & security of covered windows. But, living in a cave is not the vibe you’d like. When you lower the top of your window treatments, you get an illuminated space + treetop sky views. It’s truly the best way to design an atmosphere that allows you to go about your life without street-level traffic looking in.

shades on different windows adjusted into varying positions

Custom Adjustments

Glare on the screens? Blocked. Direct light in your eyes? Gone. A brightly lit room for ample productivity? Check. These are just a few ways that each individual window can be positioned to give you the best atmosphere in your home. You can move, adjust and change the position to fit your needs. It’s simple and incredibly effective.

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