The shades are really very nice in our beach house. The screws that came with the shades were quite cheap and either stripped immediately or the top of the screw just popped off. Luckily we have a ton of spare screws in the house and my husband was able to substitute the screws for stronger ones. Now that they are hung, they really are beautiful. In the morning they let in such a beautiful filtered light it is almost magical. They are not as private as some may like....at night in particular when the lights are on in the house, and it is dark outside ... you can make out what is going on inside the house through the shades (no hanky-panky behind these shades)! But love them in my living room, really are gorgeous.