I love this shade (and my husband even liked it, too!). I have a small window in our office that provides a great deal of natural light, which I love, but needed some filtering to keep the room cool and still see the computer monitor. I was ecstatic to find this shade in the exact size I needed. It was a snap to install (once we were able to find another wingnut after we lost the first one) and is perfect for the room. There is still plenty of light coming through without the blinding glare of the a.m. sun. The color is also gorgeous and blends nicely with the wood trim, while still coordinating with my walnut desk and cherry bookcase. I also love that it came with instructions for the option to remove the cords for safety, since I have a 3 year old and 2 cats. This was a great purchase that I would definitely make again!