I purchased ALOT of these for my home, because the weather's turned really, really cold, and I was counting on the reviews of others when I ordered. I was HOPING they were as good as everyone said. Nothing prepared me for the wonderful surprise when I opened my box! I ordered beige, black, and burgundy and all were true to my expectations. Not only do they hang wonderfully, but insulate really, really well! As far as blacking out light, they are perfect. I am amazed at how they look like much more expensive drapes, or curtains! Naturally, being folded for packing, I had to iron them, but THAT did not take long at all, and they ironed up BEAUTIFULLY! I would highly recommend them, and I'll be back for more, also!