Rated 4 out of 5 by Redtail Sturdy bamboo shade
Having compared 5 different style bamboo shades from other "Big Box" stores, I found this Bali to be the most substantial for my needs. Easy to install (in my case, inside frame), and smooth roll-up mechanism with no problem. Shade much longer than needed, so overly generous there. Will be shortening cords to make sure cats don't get caught! Also, perfect mid-tone neutral color. Used these in south-facing bedroom windows, and provides a perfect sun barrier, letting in just enough light to be restful. However, as others mentioned, for complete evening privacy, suggest using curtains over top. These were on sale which made them an excellent buy. Others you find may be less expensive, but much flimsier and fragile.
June 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by JCGirl Nice Quality
Beautiful shades that provide just enough privacy that we were looking for. If you are looking for complete privacy these are not your shade. Would highly recommend!
June 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrredman Great looks, Easy Installation
These shades go up with a power drill and only about 15 minutes' work. Do some careful measuring, follow the instructions, and they are very easy to put up. The brackets and installation method are very sturdy.
The shade itself looks very good, not cheap. It operates smoothly. It allowed a little more light to penetrate through it than I expected, but not overly so. If you fit out a room with these and draw them all, you would have very dim, pleasant, gray sunlight, but it would still be easy to sleep or nap in the room.
The retail price on these is high if I were considering doing a whole room with them (say, 4 to 8 windows). I only needed to do one, and I got a good 40% sale at the end of 2014 from Penney's. That made the whole thing very affordable. The result is terrific.
February 11, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by HollywoodNotCA Good product, installation easy but too sheer
The blinds were very easy to install and sizing worked well. However, 36" is considered custom and they to be ordered from the manufacturer. It was still easy but I didn't plan on having to wait..
Also, I should have read the review about the sheerness because these were for my son's room. I will be returning.
April 20, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by BeccaJo Looks good but neighbors can see me
I bought these shades online. They fit my French doors perfectly; however after installing them they have major problems. After opening the doors several times the shades start to become lopsided. Another setback is that my neighbors can see right thru them into my house at night time.
January 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by slwest Very nice....but a little sheer
These are beautiful and easy to install. There is some space between the rows of the rattan so they are a little sheer. You can see light through. I wouldn't put them in a bedroom or where light filtering or privacy is a must.
January 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GrammaSue60 Very nice roman shades
I was very pleased with the bamboo roman shades I purchased. I ordered the wrong size the first time and had absolutely NO PROBLEM returning them and reordering the right size. I bought them to hang in our family room....easy to hang and will nicely compliment our "Family" theme for this room. I have been a JC Penney shopper since I was a teenager and have always been very happy with them. :)
July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tamer Great product
I bought 4 (total of 16) different types of blinds, they were installed with minimum efforts, and look so beautiful.
September 17, 2014