Buying Guide

Top Down Bottom Up Shades

Top Down-Bottom Up Shade Styles
Honeycomb Cellular

The most popular top down-bottom up shade style is the honeycomb cellular, which offers the best light control and privacy.

For the best light coverage, add hanging pleats at the top of your window. When the blinds are lowered from the top, small cords can be seen holding it in place, which can slightly obstruct your view.

To avoid these complications, consider the Smart Fit or Trilight variations.

Smart Fit blinds

Smart Fit: For a more complete and uninterrupted exterior view, choose top down-bottom up with Smart Fit. This innovative product moves the holding cords to the outside edge of the window. The result is a less obstructed view compared to the original design. Smart Fit also minimizes the light leakage at the top of the shade.

Trilight blinds

Trilight: Another variation on the top down-bottom up uses a combination of sheer shades and either cellular or Roman shades. Instead of a completely clear gap when the top is down, there is a sheer shade that lowers to fill the space. This adds even more privacy and light control to your shade choice.

Cordless Trilight shades are also child safe because they lack the exposed cords that could pose a strangulation hazard to small children.