I purchased a pair of the Roman Shades and wasn't sure what to expect. I had paper shades at the back door windows because I knew we would soon be replacing them soon, and it wasn't economically prudent to have Hunter Douglas blinds installed, which is what we have at the windows. I was fed up with the paper shades, and because the price of shades were so reasonable, I thought I'd take a chance...I'm SO happy I did. They look even better than in the picture, and they match the décor of our place perfectly. I personally wanted to get lots of light in, so I went with a lighter shade (not sure if that made a difference).I don't know if the installation was difficult because my husband hung them while I was out, which I'm sure was intentional. I definitely recommend these as an attractive, economical alternative for window treatment.