When I saw the curtain from the shipment, it didn't look too appealing. I was expecting something more of a silky feel & more of a shine to it. I do like the feel to the material though. When I hung them up against my fireplace, it fit so perfectly & it looked great with the color scheme that I'm going for. I bought the 108" since I have high ceilings & it looks gorgeous. The curtain helps block out light when watching tv, but it's not a total block out (in case you're looking for one that does). The design to it adds a little character to the curtain & I think it looks great. It's not too plain & not too fancy. It's perfect!