We received the Bamboo shades in a matter of a few days (so quick). My husband said installation was very easy (compared to other roman shades we bought for our kids room from another online vendor). My bedroom has blinding sunlight and these shades (aren't black out shades) are a happy medium. They do let light in (a little) but they completely keep the blinding sun from hurting my eyes. I can actually spend time in my bedroom now (where my computer is). The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was the color. It was a little lighter than the picture shown. I was hoping for a darker color but once it was up, it looked fine (plus I wasn't going to ship back..too lazy) (this is the reason for the 4 stars)..but otherwise they are great and for a FAB price!