Ladies...did a lot or research online. My home sits east and west and I don't have to tell you how hard it is to keep a house cool in the summer time. First I bought some window tinting thinking that is all that I would need to do. Well, it worked some but the evening sun still came blazing through my front windows and my AC still was still cycling all the time. Found these curtains and decided to just make the purchase as I could just send them back if they did not perform well. The windows in our home are very high with those half moon shaped ones at the top. That is a long long curtain to cover those. Purchased four set in the burgandy. Hung all for with just enough length to cover the half moon windows! On the front door, there are side lights and a half moon window. Just did some trimmiing, and with a little ingenuity of velcro the curtains are hanging perfectly. With the window film and the curtains I believe that the heat coming in and been dampened drastically as the AC is not running all the time and I set it to 78 degrees. I may have went above and beyond and they curtains should do the trick by themselves. They look great and are very soft and thick. When closed there is no light eminating through them. When I hang curtains I taken them all the way up to the ceiling if there is enough as It gives the illusion that the windows are taller than they really are and further out on the sides to really give good coverage and prevent no light leaks. Would definitely purchase these curtains again. Give them a try.
these curtains do the job! I ordered Beige and Turquoise. Beige was nice color but Turquoise didn't end up matching the Turquoise we have in our beach house. I ended up returning the Turquoise (Overstock was so awesome about that too) and ordering the Light Blue which turned out to be a much better color for what I needed. These curtains were by far the best value over anything else I could find on internet. I needed two sets to cover a wall with two sliding glass door units. It was literally going to cost me a fortune to get custom curtains made. My mom is going to sew these panels together for me to make one huge panel for the beach-side wall of the house (hope that works OK). If it does work, will save me about $1500 or so!!! These curtains seem pretty sturdy too, which is a must in a rental house. Overstock''s products are awesome and their on-line customer service via chat is incredible! Thanks!!!
These curtains are terrific...You can hang them three different ways; using the rod pocket or curtain clip rings for a more formal look; or for a slightly more casual look, using the terrific loops of fabric on the back of the curtain's rod pocket. . The curtains have exquisite noise and light blocking properties. They are a nice midweight. They hang nicely. I purchased them because my summer drapes are lightweight, and installed them to mitigate the bitter cold of this winter in a mountain state. What a marvelous comfort level,now: both rooms in which I hung them have grown noticeably warmer. I used a set for each window with a center panel that contrasts and allows in light...when it is not bitter cold, and when i want the room lighter, I just part the insulated drapes (which look to be just very pretty and expensive looking "regular" drapery) more widely to showcase the contrasting panel. They look very lovely this way.
These were ordered and received in just a couple of days. They were a dark brown ( not bark brown but a golden hue) but never the less a dark brown. No light comes through them My house has 94 inch ceilings so I mounted them at the top of the wall and they pooled a couple of inches at the floor. Keep in mind they are the same color on both sides so the brown will show to the outside of your home. Didn't matter to me because I have shutters for the looks inside window casings. These blackout curtains were for keeping my grandchildren sleeping after late night sleep overs. Now my childre want to sleep over and leave grandchildren at other in-laws. tHE ROOM IS COMPLETLY BLACK.
Believe me when I say that I've looked EveryWhere for curtains like this as an affordable price...and... I couldn't find this quality at any price. I have had a blanket with a sheet behind it, over my pation doors because of the cold in winter and the heat of the sun on summer afternoons. I've purchased 3 sets prior to these, but these are the quality I was able to get 30 yrs ago...and at those same low prices...A Great deal!
These curtains are fantastic at blocking out the light! My husband works shifts so we needed something that would make it dark in our room during the day and these curtains were just the thing. We ordered the brown and the colour is dark brown and the material has a nice cotton feel. Note - the curtains are not lined with a black-out fabric, they ARE the blackout fabric - so they don't feel very heavy, but still do the trick. Another thing to note which was helpful for me, is that the back of the curtain where the curtain rod goes is tabs (vs. a long, solid "pocket"), this made a difference to me because of where our curtain rod brackets were located ... just thought it might be helpful to others.
I'm very happy with these curtains. The curtains are not heavy and yet they keep out the light like gang busters ! I really was happy that they were not too heavy becuase I was hanging them by myself (four panels). I was SO happy about the two options you have in how you can hang them. I used the loops and this made it so I could place part of the drape on the other side of the support pole of the rod I hung them on, that is just what I wanted! I covered an entire wall with them and it looks really, really nice ! It looks very rich and yet because I got the gray (that is more of a light blue/gray) it also has a soft look. Even though it is a hugh window, and it gets super bright light in the afternoon, I had to turn on a light to walk in the room after I put them up...and this was about 12noon ! I WILL BE GETTING MORE SOON.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is a little more light blue than it seemed on the site, but it's very pretty.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is good, does what is says it will and looks good doing it.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Description was accurate.
I had been using these curtains in two rooms, and liked them so much that I just ordered and received them in the third color. Ordered on Monday and they arrived on Thursday! I read the previous reviews carefully and there was some discussion about whether the Beige is really beige, tan or taupe. I have found that the Beige curtains are an exact match to the paint color Benjamin Moore 0C-4 Brandy Cream, which is a light shade of brown. I have been using the Black curtains in the bedroom for three years now, but with four windows, black was overpowering. Also the black did such a good job of blacking out light that I couldn't tell when it was morning, and found myself sleeping later than I wanted to on the weekends (this is a good thing if you work nights and have to sleep during the day) I decided to redecorate with lighter colors so chose beige. I also have the curtains in Olive color in the guest room. The windows in that room face southeast, and I do see a little bit of light coming through the drapes in the morning. So if you really need the curtains to completely block the light, the Black will be the best. The Olive has a lot of grey in it and is a cross between Benjamin Moore 1503 Texas Sage and 1504 Passion Vine. I like these curtains, they are soft, resist wrinkles, and drape nicely. They have a slight sheen, and they are an excellent value compared to the big dept. stores.
I LOVE these curtains! I have already purchased several others! They are definately black out and heavy duty! The backing is the same color not the white which makes them look more expensive! The length is 94-95 inch give or take...and will vary because of sewing! But overall I continue to purchase these curtains in other lengths as well and they are fabulous! You won't find curtains of this quality in a set of 2 panels at this price anywhere else.....I know I already searched!!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Heavy duty!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
These are fantastic curtains and the price is unbeatable (especially if you are in need of the longer lengths). I would recommend these to anyone wanting a beautiful, quality room darkening curtain. I would suggest that you buy specialty curtain rods make for room darkening curtains (they wrap around the sides so that all the light is blocked out) if you want a really dark room. I didn't realize there was such a thing until after the fact.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? a bit darker than I anticipated, but great nonetheless.
- How is the quality of the product? excellent
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
i ordered these for my photo studio/office. i got the 96" curtains in light blue and i wanted something that looked high quality (but wasn't too expensive). the fabric is lovely and drapes beautifully, yet when i pull them to the side they take up very little room and let in lots of light. i have them paired with sheers and it's a pretty look. also, the blackout feature is great. i close the curtains when i use my projector and it needs to be dark. on one set of curtains i used the pocket on the rod. on the big set of windows i bought rings with clips. the curtains work great either way.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. beautiful fabric; heavy weight and great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I love how they look sooooo rich, and for such a great price! I'm thoroughly impressed at how they look in my bedroom. I purchased two 95 inch sets for two windows on opposite sides of the room, and And YES...they TOTALLY blackout the room. It gets so dark in my room, I'm almost to afraid to sleep in it. :) Fabulous product :)
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yep
- How is the quality of the product? great!
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yep
Recently moved to Florida and needed drapes for a very sunny set of patio doors in my living room where the heat just poured in. Looked for insulated drapes, but most of them were made of stiff material and very unattractive. After looking at many sites, I discovered the selection at Overstock. These drapes insulate well and plus look expensive and luxurious. They are washable also, which is another plus in a household with cats. Overstock also carried the longer sizes I needed. Not every website does.
My husband works nights and has a difficult time sleeping during the day because the bedroom was too light. I previously had purchased "blackout" curtains but they didn't work at all. They were thick, like a quilt, and we could still see light through them. Hubby was sure the Overstock curtains would be the same way. Boy, was he wrong. Not only are these drapes beautiful but they hang nicely and come with tie-backs. The room is now so dark my husband sleeps like a baby. I would definitely purchase these again and recommend them to others.
I love these curtains! I was looking for them for so long and finally I got them. High quality of a material ( just what I wanted): so soft, thick, and what a beautiful saturated color ! Firstly I ordered one pair only in chocolate - to give it a try. As soon as I saw them on my window, I decided to order another pair of curtains in beige. Can't help looking at them again and again. They are really awesome. Thanks again to Overstock for such a great product. Highly recommend.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
The Pros - Nice look and drape - Smooth to the touch like fabric not rubbery or stiff. - Blockout Level is great The Cons: Can take some time to get wrinkles out. Stitching is ok but can look cheap on the lighter color curtains such as beige on close inspection. On the black and artichoke was not so noticeable. Might be because they used to darker thread match on the beige not sure but you notice it more. The sizing is incorrect I ordered the following: - Beige: 96" - Onyx: 95" - Artichoke: 95" (olive was the packet label color) While it doesn't seem much difference there are many 95" curtains on the market and I was specifically looking for 96" curtains. I feel they should separate the different sizes and market them correctly. Instead advertise 96" and protect themselves with 95-96" approximation claim. They know which are the 95" curtains because they have an additional sticker saying 95" on the front of the packet. Overstock also loses points as you will have to pay the return postage even if item does not meet advertised requirements.
This is the third pair of these curtains that I have ordered for guest bedrooms in a mountain vacation home--wheat, navy, and now royal blue. Of the three, I prefer the navy pair with grommets, but I needed to use these with clip rings to add additional height to the placement of the rod over the window, so I purchased the rod pocket pair. The panels with grommets hang nicer and are easier to open and close, but the color choices are limited (I needed royal blue to match a print comforter). As to this pair, here are my comments: arrived quickly as indicated; panels were the same length and measured closer to 96" (guess the 95 is to the rod pocket); this is a nice dark, subtle shade of royal blue; material is silky, so expect a sheen; followed directions for tossing in dryer with damp cloth and they came out wrinkle free; if using clip rings, position them near one end of each loop sewn on the back (not in the middle) so they will fold or pleat easier. To get my curtains to pleat and hang nicely, I clipped the folds at the top together along the seam line with three clothespins per panel, then repeated at the hemline adjusting and pulling the fabric into a straight pleat from top to bottom, then I loosely tied a loop of ribbon around the pleated curtain in three places (just below the top clothespins, halfway down the panel, and just above the bottom clothespins). I could only leave them like that for about a day and a half as I had guests coming, but it definitely helped--three or four days should be ideal to set the folds or "drapes". These curtains do a great job of blocking out cold, heat, and most of the light. Obviously, the darker colors block out more light than the lighter colors. With the prices so reasonable, and the cold winter we've had in the mountains, these curtains have probably already paid for themselves, particularly on windy days. I'm already trying to decide what color and style to buy next.
These curtains perform just as described. Very soft, easy to hang. Most of the wrinkles fell out after a few minutes in the dryer. One word of caution - I ordered 5 sets and there were variations in the length.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as expected
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Based on the reviews of others, I ordered a long pair of these in chocolate brown. I didn't want them to keep the light out....in fact I didn't even use them to cover any windows. Our kids are grown and have moved out...my husband and I live in a large house that is heated with oil....hence very expensive to heat in the winter months. Because we don't spend time in our vaulted living room or dining room, I turned that heat zone off. Then I hung one of these panels in each of two doorways, which in effect closed in the area on our main floor where we do spend our time....that is the kitchen and the family room. I then purchased an area heater (2 actually, but we took the second one upstairs) So now in the morning, I crank the heat up to 67 degrees in that area and then I turn it back down and let the little heater do the rest for the day. I will have to depend more on the oil heating when the really cold air hits, but for now, this is working great. The temperature on the other side of these curtains is often 55 degrees when it is 73 degrees on the warm side. Going outside the curtain feels like walking into a meat-locker. I expect these curtains have already paid for themselves! I originally thought I had purchased the curtains with the grommets and was disappointed when I opened these. But after having them now for a few weeks, I'm glad I made the mistake. I think the curtains with the grommets would slide on the rod too easily permitting the hot and cold air to exchange to easily. Incidentally, I used a bronzed shower rod to use in the wider doorway...it's working great. These are pretty heavy curtains.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as described
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good quality for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate description