Light filtering shades allow light to come in with the shades still closed but still give you privacy.
Top down bottom up shades are great for bedrooms or bathrooms because they allow you to pull the shade down from the top but still give you privacy.
Comfortex combined a cellular shade with a horizontal blind, creating the Odysee Cell Shade. Features soft cellular construction fabric that can close to a cellular shade.
Room darkening shades only allow light in when the shades are raised.
Day-Night shades feature a sheer shade at the top and a room darkening shade on the bottom. Two complete blinds in one window! Bring the sheer shade down to allow view through and more light in your room. If you want privacy, pull the room darkening shade up!
The Odysee Cell Shade can also open to horizontal slats. The fabric collapses flat giving you view through and allowing you to pull the shade up.