For what I wanted, they are perfect. Overall I would definitely recommend these to anyone…they really are a great buy! Try these especially if you do computer work, work nights or have a teenager who likes to sleep late. And feel! Product is exactly as advertised. We looked and looked for curtains for the living room and dining room and found these. Nice fabric and hanging option, looks elegant. We’ve had some really cold temperatures over the last week – less than zero with high winds – yet with the drapes closed I could feel no cold air on the room side and when I opened the curtains in the morning there was condensation on the window. i do agree with others that they tend to be a little short on the edges and after being up for several weeks i think i’ll drag out the steamer. They clean well in a washer and dryer. They really do make the room very dark (which I like when I am trying to sleep). I was so frustrated until I found these on eshop! I would purchase these again. The curtain has two different ways to hang it, depending on your choice of curtain rods. Love these curtains. It Really blocks the light And the heat. The curtains were quite heavy, so you’ll need some good rods. excellent value. Exactly as advertised. Try these out, don’t think you’ll be disappointed. These block the light great, and the fabric is really nice (and I’m somewhat of a fabric snob). I’m going to change those when I get time, but for now, these curtains are worth EVERY dime!!! BUT, they are machine wash and dry, which also makes them great for a kid. I usually never write reviews, however these are the very best curtains. Darkness, cozy and cool!!!I hope y’all have the same experience, because with this heat wave, we sure need the relief. I also received them in shortly after I order them..and earlier than anticipated. Since the theme of the room is Arts and Crafts meets Asian, I plan to make my own tie backs with a patterned fabric, different color(s) as an accent.I reserved the last star because the backing of the curtain isn’t light colored or white, as required by most homeowner’s associations for consistency in exterior appearance.