I can slide them up on nice sunny days.
Or lower them when my dog sees the neighbors dog and goes on a frantic barking spree.
I have them on my picture window too. I roll them all the way up to just display the valances or lower them for privacy. In this picture, I'm showing them in both states - normally they both are the same. But in this way, I can completely hid the shade ..... or not.
My bedroom is done the same way, different style.
I like that they are lined with insulating liner so in the super hot or cold days, they come down to provide more window insulation.
And they just look cool.
I really love the rolled fabric shade concept. I actually have another bedroom that still needs done. It currently has just a plain old shade .... boring.
If you didn't catch my blog on how to create the basis for the rolled fabric shades, check it out here.