I have purchased 12 bamboo roman shades from overstock, including two of these ginger roman blinds. I was suprised when they arrived to see that they were not ginger in color at all, but more of a natural wood tone....although I think I like that color better than I would have liked the color shown in the photo.Likewise, I was happy to see that they are really not room darkening blinds, they let light in, and you can see through them to outside. Likwise, you CAN see through them from outside at night.Despite those surpises, I absolutely LOVE them. I think they're beautiful and perfect for the room they're in. If you want a bamboo blind that offers nearly complete privacy, go with the nantucket (which also did not look at all like their photo) or the Montego. Both allow near total privacy and cannot be seen through from outside, even at night.
I bought these shades for my kitchen window and since they kept the hot sun out and yet were light and bright, I bought a whole bunch of them for my super-hot living room. The full sun beats down on these 80 year old single paned windows and I was afraid it'd be too much. But regular curtains simply soaked up the heat. These don't. They let in the light and don't make it so hot. They are beautiful and I get a lot of compliments with a whole wall of bay windows dressed up in them. My husband didn't swear when installing them so I assume they were easy to put up. All I know is that he could do it quickly enough and without a lot of big tools, swearing, or breaking anything.
We updated our home to list it for sale. The shades look wonderful and no complaints from my husband on installation. I would recommend them but definitely order 1 inch smaller than your window opening. The 35" size scrapes the window opening sides. I think the 34's would've been better. Nice for the price overall.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Color was richer than it appeared on monitor.
- How is the quality of the product? The shades look very nice, even better than I anticipated.
These roman shades are great they look great, operate great and installation in very easy. The only thing buyers should be aware of is that at night you can see RIGHT THRU them there is NO privacy what so ever. During the day they do block out light very well though. You could line them for privacy. The order came quickly and was complete. We have always been happy with overstock and haveordered several Christmas gifts from them this year.
I love these shades! Ordered two of these in a hard-to-find size (42") for my older wooden windows and am very pleased with the quality, the look, and the ease of installation, not to mention the great price! These arrived within two days (with free shipping) and I had the old plastic blinds off and these new ones up in the guest room inside of an hour. Bamboo shades are a pretty timeless style and they look so much better than the old, hard to clean fake wood plantation style blinds that came with the house. They fit the window perfectly and prove that you just don't need to spend a fortune to find classy but casual shades or blinds if your house is not a formal style. These are better quality than the off-the-shelf bamboo blinds at Home Depot and Lowe's (on these, the bamboo is smooth, not splintered like in mass market retail stores), for the same or better price. I looked all over the web and Overstock was one of very few places that sell anything in this irregular size. HD just doesn't stock them. I really love the look of these shades and now that I've got two "test shades" up successfully, I'm going to replace the rest of my old 42 inch blinds with these next time a sale coupon and free shipping pops up in my inbox. Have had such good experiences ordering from Overstock; this order was no exception. A great buy for the money. Thanks!!!
These are a great option for a decorative window covering if you don't expect privacy. At night, with interior lights on, you can see right through these! I use them with curtains for full privacy. Great value for the price, they look really nice in every room, and I would definitely buy these again. I only gave it a 4 star because this particular one I got doesn't lay completely flat when closed, but I don't have problems with other ones I purchased.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality: this is the long one I purchased, and when it is all the way closed, there is a section that doesn't lay flat, but it doesn't bother me much, not worth the trouble of sending back for. Otherwise, it's great.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Site description is accurate in information given
Very nice shade's, excellent quality for fraction of the price anywhere else. It brakes the straight sunlight, and provides very pleasant light. In my master they fit absolutely perfect on my two glass balcony doors. The doors are same wood color as the shades and curtains are fire orange, with the sunlight - it is absolute pleasure to take a nap in the middle of the day. I woud recommend it with confidence.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. exceeded my expectation considering the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty accurate
These blinds are great light filtering blinds. They give a tropical feeling when installed. Love them!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Pretty close in colour, maybe a tad lighter.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
These are very nice shades. They are definitely light filtering, but also block out quite a bit of sun.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was very close to the pictured shade
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very nice quallity.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Really nice blinds, but don't get them for privace; we have them in our sunroom and they reduce the sun's glare, but are not room darkening They are relatively simple to install, and are packaged really well.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color is exactly as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Really nice blinds, but don't get them for privace; we have them in our sunroom and they reduce the sun's glare, but are not room darkening.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good description.
Beautiful and arrive in perfect condition. Very nice quality and roll up and down with ease. The color in the pic is off... it's not the warm brown shown but a medium shade of plain brown. The color still complimented the dark grain in my kitchen cabinets. Gave the look I was hoping for and the price was right!
These blinds are great, I am purchasing more for other rooms of the house. They really give a nice finished, decorator look to the room I put them in. I mounted mine outside of the window, and they are perfect. If you mount them on the outside, you can center them perfectly, if your brackets aren't perfect. I was worried about the chips and symbols in other customers' reviews and I didn't have any issues. You may want to let them air out in the garage or basement a couple days, because they do have a strong oder when you open them. And, they do offer privacy from the outside, even though they are not a solid material
These are Very nice! quality is good and I'm very happy with my purchase. I purchased these for a window that is 58x34..the measurement of these shades is 58x74 which was way too long for my window. I carefully measured and cut it to my measurement, I re-tied each of the strings at the bottom glued a fold at the bottom and put them up. They look great!!! I got a $200 quote from a local home store for custom making roman shades for my window. I saved so much money by custom making these myself! Very happy!
I bought these to go in a room with multiple wood tones and they really blend in well. The variations in color bring the room together! While they are not privacy shades they do block alot of the afternoon sun that was making my room very warm. They are easier to install than they look if you've ever hung shades before. The raising and lowering action is very smooth.
Have shop at overstock time and time again,you can,t beat the price or the product Was looking for a clean look for my windows,found it in these roman shades ,easy to put up.nice color. my girls loves this shade and wants two of my to go in her bedroom. I orderd four and thinking about getting more ,32x74 is hard to find with in my budge,so i thought this price is a steal,I will give this roman shade a five.
I got these over four years ago for a house we were renting. The morning sun in the windows was very intense. These fit perfectly, and installed well. They dramatically reduced the intensity of the sun, while allowing lovely filtered light to come through. We since bought a house in the same neighborhood, and not only have I seen others mimic the look (they were in a front large kitchen window), but I see the current tenants still using them and they still look great!
Great shade for the money....I would of gave 5 stars but I do agree with the other reviews regarding the privacy issue. This shade is very attractive and great for reducing sun during the day, but not for privacy at night. Just depends what you are looking for.