I purchased these shades for all my 1st floor windows in the house that I just purchased. The original window treatments were old mini blinds that looked tired and dirty so I wanted something updated and pretty. These blinds are lovely. They let some light in while maintaining privacy. They look great all by themselves or with curtains. They were soooo easy to put up and I am no handyman. A little pricy but well worth it! Also I love the cordless feature. It's awesome and so much more updated! Buy them!