I returned these because they didn't fit my window -- even though the blinds were only about 1/4" too wide, cutting them down is not really a viable option. I got the mahogany color, which was extremely dark. I expected it to be a bit brighter. They looked great, though, and I have two sets of these (in a lighter color!) for some of my standard-size windows. I've been delighted with them, especially for the price.
These blinds are exactly what my living room window needed. I mounted 2 side-by-side in a 96" window frame, and even with a tiny bit of hacksawing to get the fit right, both were up in under 45 minutes. The mechanism is smooth and the color is gorgeous. I was skeptical of the claim that light filtering through these blinds would have a golden glow, but it's completely true! They still have enough opacity to darken the room adequately, and privacy is excellent.
I have tried for months looking for bamboo blinds that would fit my bedroom window with no luck. I then decided my 95 inch windows would need two sets. I was worried about doing that. However, a friend put them up for me, as I am a klutz putting anything together. He didn't complain so I assume it wasn't too bad. They are absolutely beautiful. Once I finish with another room and ready for blinds I will buy these again. They are a different size but hope I find these exact ones to do the job. The price was also very reasonable.
I love these blinds - the way the light filters through the bamboo gives a warm glow to the room. I had them in my guest room from a local bigbox and liked them so much wanted to put them in the living room but could never find the right size for my picture window at any of the local retailers. Then the Overstock light bulb went off in my head and, sure enough, they had them. The wand quit working within a couple of weeks, and since I travel a lot I never got around to calling for almost 6 months. I was hoping to be able to get some kind of repair kit to fix the mechanism - I never expected a replacement after so long, but the rep was SO great and they sent out a replacement the next day and a shipping label to return the defective one! I am very impressed with their customer service! Haven't had a problem with the new blind. It's so great to actually GET customer service from the Customer Service department.