I bought one of these shades for over my door to our deck, as a replacement to the ugly cream colored metal blinds that were hanging there. First- the color is a lot different than what I can see on my monitor- I'd assume that with the "ginger" in the title they would have a little bit of a reddish/orange tint which they do not. They're definitely darker than the picture and have a cooler undertone to them. I hung these as an outside mount shade, and from the side, you can see the wood/metal hardware on the sides- they send 2 strips of bamboo pieces with the shade- I'm thinking this might be to cover that up?? The instructions did not say anything about these strips- and the hanging instructions in general were fairly vague. Despite these 2 small issues, the shade looks great, was priced very well, and fairly easy to install despite the instructions. I also think it blocks out a good bit of light/adds some privacy- though not as much as metal blinds do. But it looks SO much better!!