i wanted to try putting a screen/room divider in front of my bedroom window instead of buying curtains, to block out some of the light. after searching other websites, i found this screen to be the right size and price i was looking for. it looks beautiful and does the job perfectly. it is thicker than i expected, i thought it would be a little more transparent so that just a small amount of light would get thru, but it blocks all the light out. either way is fine with me, im very happy with it, and it's a great value.