We have these shades in nearly every bedroom and bathroom in the house. They are sturdy, durable, and work well to shade the rooms. I wasn't looking for blackout but rather something that provides privacy and reasonable light reduction. They fit those needs, look great, and were easy to install (I installed these on the window frames - an inside mount was not possible with our old windows).
You just can't go wrong with these - they look good with almost any decor. They're a classic. Fit snugly in my windows and provide better screening than most cheap matchstick blinds you find at **** *****, (though you would want to pair them with curtains for full cover.) Overstock is the only place I can find stuff that fits hard-to-find sizes (I have oversized 42.5 inch windows) and it's good to know returns are so easy (though I have not had to do so).