I ordered these for my master bedroom and dining room. I have a granddaughter who is a toddler and did not want cords. Safety for her was my main concern as well as a stylish look. I really love these shades. They were very easy to install and the mechanism is smooth when putting the shade up or down.I ordered the linen color first. The linen color was a little to gold so I put them in my dining room and order the white ones for my bedroom. The white are not a pure white and worked well for me.I am sure you could get a similar product at a similar price in the stores but the ease of using overstock and the fast delivery saves me a great deal of time and energy.