The family room, also known as the den, is a place where the family and their guests come to spend time together and enjoy each others company. Your windows and window treatments play a huge role in whether or not this room is a comfortable and relaxing environment. For the perfect solution to your family room windows, consider top down/ bottom up family room/den window shades. These window shades will provide your family room with privacy and light control as well as a relaxing, informal style. By being able to open these shades from the top and bottom you have many options to change the feel of the room. One type of these top down/ bottom up family room shades that is especially well suited for your needs are cellular shades. Cellular shades will insulate your room, eliminating overheating, and protect your furniture from UV ray damage. Family room shades must be able to block UV rays to prevent damage to your skin and to your home furniture.
Keep in mind that top down/ bottom up family room/den shades have two operating cords with one on each side of the shade. Sometimes this can appear messy or cluttered. If you want a cleaner look consider these shades with a cordless lift system as well. In family rooms, there are often large windows or hard to reach windows that will require a cordless lift or motorized feature for ease of use and convenience.