These are great drapes. They have grommet tops, with nice wide,sturdy grommets, which makes opening and closing the drapes easy. The beige drapes are a nice soft but sturdy material, not a stiff and leather look and feel at all. This suits me, but it might bother someone who was looking for a more leather look. They look like beige curtains that have a slightly embossed pattern on them. They are black out drapes and do a good job of darkening the room. Its not "blacked out" in the room, but it is way darker. I have no idea if they keep the room warmer, I hope so because that is part of the reason I bought them.