The quality of the blinds was actually better than I expected. The color is true throughout with a nice finish. A light dusting with wand type duster is all it takes to make them like new again. The wood valance was a surprise as I was not expecting such a sturdy piece. The valance came in 3 pieces with hardware to put it together and it was a breeze to assemble. After that, it hangs on the blind but gives the appearance of being attached to your wall or window frame. Unlike the mini-blinds that most people have, this blind looks expensive and rich.