Your bedspread is on backwards!! Drives me crazy...I have changed them around on the line about 100 times. At some point they will get it right.
The point to the dark band at the bottom is three fold.
1. Design wise it mimics a "throw blanket".
2. Two, when silly customers test out the bed with their shoes on, it will not show on the dark band
3. when people sit, they normally sit on the end of the bed and sometimes I have seen dust or dirt or denim stain lighter material.
Obviously, now that it is yours, you can do what you want. But that's why the band was supposed to be at the bottom.
There is a method to some of my madness