Lift Options for Pleated Shades
Pleated shades are perfect for homeowners who love the look and versatility of cellular but don't need the insulating properties common to those shades. So, in order for pleated shades mimic all the aesthetics of cellular, manufacturers have created pleated shades with a variety of lift control options that meet the needs of every home.
If you're looking for a basic shade that looks and functions much like a regular cellular shade, you might want to consider pleated shades with continuous cord loops. The lift on these shades is controlled by a looping cord: simply pull on one side to raise it and the other to lower it. There are no long cords or loose strings so they have a more modern look than traditional cord controls and are safer, too.
To really maximize safety, however, you may want to choose a pleated shade with cordless controls. This lift option allows you to raise and lower your shade by gently pulling or pushing on the bottom rail. This option eliminates cords altogether, giving you a sleek, tailored look and a very safe environment for both children and pets.
But versatility doesn't stop with cord loops and cordless features. Pleated shades are also available in the popular top down/bottom up lift system that allows you to raise and lower both the top and bottom rails. This means you can let light into your home through either the top or bottom portion of your window, maximizing both light and privacy at any time.