These shades were very easy to put up. I liked the fact that if you didn't place the brackets in exactly the right place on the window (outside mount) the shades could still be moved left or right so that they are centered on the window. The color is a little more of an orangey/brown than what is shown in the picture. That is my only complaint or else I would have given them 5 stars. The blinds also came with extra strips of the bamboo shade that are about 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. I didn't know what to do with these and the directions do not say what they're for. Does anyone else know?