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.
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
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.
I bought these Bamboo shades for my dining room. They match my table and hutch perfect. The gold color mixed with the rich brown really sets off the room. I installed them myself on a concrete block wall and it was far easier then I thought it would be. I wish they would have included an end cap, they were hung on the outside of my window and the ends are not pretty.
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