The blinds are exactly as pictured and are easy to install. I ordered three of them and the third came without the hardware to hang the blinds. Overstock was going to have me send the blind back, but I needed all three for the same room. After talking to a couple different customer service folks, we were able to arrange for me to get the parts for the blinds.
I ordered 3 shades for our lake house and installed them this past weekend. The installations was easy and they look beautiful in our bedroom. The color was great and the items shipped quickly. The one thing I would say about them is that they are not as heavy as I wanted and let light in, but the filtered light is fine. I don't have to open they shades anymore because I get enough light leaving them down. I love the striped pattern as they match the comforter.
Overall this shades look nice, "balance on the top, rich/deep Espresso color, Materials/fabric are more like "Paper" but maybe look nicer than bamboo shades. Problem I had is the hardware size; I bought them fro 35" width and 23" width windows, but the hardware stick out of shade (more than 1/4 inch on both ends), didn't seem to fit in my windows. So, I'm returning them unfortunately. Note: If you are planning to mount these inside of window frame, you'd need to order slight;y smaller in width, but the shade will be smaller than window; you will have 1/4-1/2 inch gap on either side.
I purchased this for a stairway window. I liked the fact that it still filters light in and the coloring is nice. The issue is with how it functions as a blind. It doesn't. When you pull it up, no matter how carefully, it ends up lopsided. The way the shade folds as it goes up is very unsightly and uneven to the point of looking lumpy and sticking out awkwardly. It will work in the space temporarily while we continue to shop for a replacement. I would not order this shade again unless I was wanting to keep it down 100% of the time.
Love these shades. Had a bit of trouble in the delivery (went to an old address, not sure how that happened), but Overstock's customer service is AWESOME and they sent out a new set of shades immediately once I discovered the issue. They fit and look fantastic in the oversized sidelights next to my front door.
Very easy to install and looks great without having to spend a fortune on custom shades. We used them in our home office and they let in filtered light. I would not recommend for a bedroom because they are not "black out" shades so keep in mind that they do not offer 100% privacy.