Okay, so after reading other reviews I will NOT wash these in any way. Yes they are very wrinkled. I'm still not going to wash them. Mine do NOT smell. I am actually mocked by my family for my ultrasensitive sense of smell, so if I don't notice an offensive odour from them, you likely won't either. They are very stiff and strong feeling. Put them on a thicker rod so they will stay shirred. I hung them upside down on purpose so they'd be the full 84". They look great. I don't need the extra ruffle on the top! My husband actually likes them, and he hates curtains in general. Honestly, they are very pretty, yes they are gold-ish, but it's not tacky. i would advise putting a blackout liner or lots of sheers behind them, because they look MUCH better at night or when the sun isn't hitting them. Light DOES come through them and it doesn't look pretty that way. The room they are in feels warmer. I'm just afraid about how to get the wrinkles out without killing them.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very good, but these are more gold in person
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Hard to say. They are very stiff, and definitely let light through. When this happens, it changes the colour of the curtains a bit and you can't see the pattern as well. This is too bad. At night or with a liner behind them they are lovely.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fair, but these are definitely not blackout.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes