I wanted to use natural roman shades in my sun room and needed 5 of them. Because the windows are not standard size, I'd prized them elsewhere and found custom-made shades to be very expensive. Overstock had these in stock in exactly the size I needed and they were reasonably prized. The shades installed very easily and we all love the look. They are somewhat transparent but they still keep the sunlight out, which is what we wanted. It really helps keep the room cooler while giving it a contemporary natural appearance. Very nice and good for keeping cooling costs down!