My husband works nights and has a difficult time sleeping during the day because the bedroom was too light. I previously had purchased "blackout" curtains but they didn't work at all. They were thick, like a quilt, and we could still see light through them. Hubby was sure the Overstock curtains would be the same way. Boy, was he wrong. Not only are these drapes beautiful but they hang nicely and come with tie-backs. The room is now so dark my husband sleeps like a baby. I would definitely purchase these again and recommend them to others.