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.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Applesauce Inn B&B, Bellaire Michigan,
Jun 14, 2009
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.
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.
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!!!
I ordered several of these when we moved into another house and I was excited when these arrived until I opened the box and saw that they didn't resemble the ones pictured at all. The color of the ones I received were awful. They were light and oak/mid-tone colors with white threading. After some discussions with overstock they allowed me to return them and paid for return shipping as they were not at all what was pictured.
I finally just bought some at Home Depot that look like the ones pictured.
After looking for window treatments in multiple stores, we discovered that we do not have standard size windows in our apartment. We also didn't want to invest too much in the windows since we rent, and would most likely not take these with us if we should move elsewhere.
We were extremely pleased with the quality of this product. They really completed the room, and we ultimately decided to forego additional window treatments, since they are more fashionable than your standard blind. We get compliments on them every time we have guests.
When the lights are on at night, you can vaguely see into the apartment, so it's not 100% privacy, but that didn't concern us because we're on the 2nd floor. Maybe don't use these for a first floor bathroom. It blocks out most of the light, but they are definitely not blackout shades.
The color is accurate to the picture when it is night time. During the day with the shades drawn, they kind of glow a little and it is just stunning.
It took some time to install, but it was by no means complicated. Just your basic drilling pilot holes and screwing things in. It could be cumbersome, even with two people. Nothing that you wouldn't expect though.
Overall, we are BEYOND happy with these, and will probably buy more for the rest of the windows.
Nice Roman shade for a good price. Works well and easy to install alone. No privacy at night with lights on but look good. Insullating so that's nice. I would purchase again if I didn't need privacy at night as in a porch or if I have curtains to go over them.
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