We really needed these curtains for my son's room and the upcoming baby's room because as soon as the sun was up in the morning their rooms were flooded with light. They help SO MUCH! The fabric is kind of weird...like nothing I would have bought had they not been specifically designed to be blackout curtains, but they are a cute style and like I said before, truly functional. I am very pleased with my purchase!
I bought a pair of the burgundy tie up shades and they were exactly as I'd hoped. The fabric is fairly heavy and feels very smooth. The ties are a little awkward but workable. They look nice. They were a little more expensive than I'd have liked and there's no way to know their long-term value until after washing them.