I bought 4 of these shades for kids' play room 3 years ago. As others have stated they don't offer privacy, but I think it is unfair to list an item as poor for not providing privacy when it is advertised as "filtering". It does just that -- it filters the light. If does a great job of cutting down on the heat from the bright Texas sunshine in that room while still keeping it light enough for the kids to play (unless they want to see the glow of their light sabers). They have withstood children who mess with them even though they aren't supposed to pull the cords. I thought the bamboo would be broken in places by now with kids yanking on the cords but it is tougher than I expected. The only damage has been to a small section of the decorative thread (thanks visiting kid). I tied the pull strings together so that they cannot be pulled up only on one side like kids tend to do and that has worked great. I also cut the cords shorter, as they were extremely long, which also helps keep little ones from danger.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is just as shown with a nice mix of light and dark to give the shades some interest instead of the typical one color of bamboo.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Has held up great over time. Have withstood the test of time and kids.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes