This screen provides me with privacy and adds to my living room. I recently bought my first home. The living room has a nice sliding door onto the patio, which lets lots of light into the room. My plants like this, but I didn't like the fact that my rear neighbor could look right into my house--especially at night. Vertical blinds seem to be the popular solution to privacy on sliding doors, but I don't like vertical blinds. I thought about curtains, but I could not find anything that I liked. Everything seemed to darken the room. Then, I thought about a privacy screen. My furnishings are in the Shaker and Craftsman family. I was skeptical that a Shoji screen would blend. However, this double-cross Shoji screen works well. The smooth surfaces and straight lines pick up details of the other furniture. The wood finish is a little lighter than my other furniture, but it sits away from the other pieces, so the difference in finish is not glaring. I can always darken it later with a little stain if I like. In the meantime, the screen gives me privacy, and it reflects light back into the room at night--actually brightening the room. In the morning as I leave for work, I collapse the screen and give my plants their much loved sunlight. Easy. Convenient. Attractive. No assembly is a plus. It arrived ready to go right out of the box. Thanks Overstock!