These blinds are very pretty. A very welcomed change over my old standard mini blinds, letting in more light when open and just looking more clean and crisp when closed. I like that the open-close mechanism is toggle strings instead of the rod. They were easy to install as well. My only negative comment is that the provided extra support bracket is not white (it is silver). When using the "inside the window frame" install technique, you can see the silver bracket from the outside. I suppose you could easily apply a coat of white paint.