This was super easy to install. The brackets are adjustable by about an inch each so this fit really nicely into my 41" window. The valance is attached so that was one less step - but I got two extra small pieces of bamboo shade inside the package. The strips are small, about 8" x 2" but I have no idea what those are for! The description says this is not a privacy shade and boy are they right. I'm using this to cover an interior window between rooms but I wouldn't recommend this for an outward facing window unless you are planning on inviting the neighborhood peeping tom over for a show.