The Benefits of Bottom Up Shades, Roman Shades & Valances
Recently, two of our clients came to us with the same design dilemma ~ they wanted to see the trees outside their wonderful, big windows but they did not want to see the parked cars below. The perfect solution? A “bottom up” shade.
A bottom up shade is anchored to the window sill and pulls up from there. As you pull the shade up, the bottom view becomes completely hidden. You decide how much of the top view you want to leave unobstructed. Usually, the shade mechanism is concealed with a valance at the very top. There are two small strings that show when the window is exposed. The bottom up shade slides along these strings when it is pulled up and down.
You may have seen a bottom up shade like the one pictured here. But did you know that bottom up Roman shades (yes, they look just like Roman shades but they pull up from the bottom) can be custom made in any fabric you like by most window covering fabricators either online or in your community? By using your own fabric, you will end up with the perfect match for your room.
Do you have a window covering design dilemma? Tell us about it in the comment section or on our Facebook page. We may feature your design dilemma in one of our upcoming blog posts.