Rated 5 out of 5
by dapope Love, Love, Love these Shades! Beautiful Colors!
First off I would like to say...I read every review on these shades before ordering looking for info on the colors. "Please" state what color you are reviewing when there are several choices for any item! I didn't find one review that helped me on my color choice for the Bronze shade!
Very fast & easy to install. I ordered all these shades to replaced 15yrs+ JC Penney room darkening vinyl shades that all still worked good, I'm just ready for a color change! The kicker is I'm paying about the same price I purchased those for way back when & on sale.
I ordered the "Silver Moon" color for my kitchen window over the sink and it looks great. Didn't even put my valance back up as I like the way it looks without it. Matches with my colors great, even though I am still in the process of switching everything over to stainless plus some other updates. Someone else had mentioned how the light glares off of it, but I have stood at the sink at different times of day and this is not a problem for me and I like the shiny look. Has not glared in my eyes at all, if anything it makes my kitchen seem brighter.
I purchased "Metallic Bronze" for my open concept dining & living room. I've got the dining room up, but no window treatments up yet. Luckily, I like the look of the color with the dark wood and it pops a bit.
I've uploaded 2 photos, sorry about the flash glare, but hopefully they help someone. The Bronze is a bit lighter than it looks in the photo. The colors all look pretty true to the examples, just much prettier. It is close enough to see it looks good with darker wood tho. The problem I had was deciding on the Bronze color as I needed to see how it would look with a darker wood, everything is shown with white.
I purchased "Platinum" to replace 3 bedroom shades but haven't put them up yet either. That will be in spring when I repaint. I already have black shades in there so I know they will be even better looking. They are a shimmery black with little silver gray flecks in them and look beautiful. Can't wait!
In my opinion the colors available will coordinate easily with many decors and brighten the rooms look with a bit of modern flare. They block the light very well with just a little bit of light filtering thru with a nice soft effect. I don't think this is enough to keep them out of a bedroom. When I open them I can feel cold air that I didn't feel before opening, so they do help some in this respect. I would think if they are closed in the summer they will reflect sunlight away some. They open very easy and cords are very light weight as is the whole shade. Biggest I have installed so far is 31"x54", installed inside window frame. They fit perfectly! They are light weight, but they seem to be made very well. I looked them over thoroughly and see no reason why they won't last many years, I guess only time will tell.
I was a bit leery ordering with so many reviews stating that theirs arrived damaged & had to be returned. With the great sale price on these I figured it was worth the risk. I purchased 9 in my first order and 8 of them shipped separately in their regular resale box and the smallest one for my kitchen was in a big box with another item I ordered. NONE were damaged! I have opened all the boxes and checked them since some won't go up till I paint.
As stated in the beginning, they are very easy & fast to install. I just made a mark about 3" in on each side, held my bracket up to the mark and used a scratch-all in one of the bracket holes and smacked it a couple times with my hammer for a starter hole instead of pre-drilling holes. My window frames are oak so I used my drill to drive the screws in after I started them. Simple and fast! No direction needed, just make sure you make your marks for brackets where you don't hit your cords. I thought this type of bracket was the easiest I've ever had to install. The shade just pops right in! Just hook head rail on top lip of bracket & roll head rail down into bottom of bracket! Couldn't be simpler!
I liked these shades so much that I just got done ordering 3 more for the last room that I am redoing using "Silver Moon", so I thought I should write this review.
I wish I had a room to try the Dark Earth color as I imagine it is just as pretty as the other 3 colors available. Maybe I will get them for my garage windows!
Great job JC Penney & UPS! You both have made me a Very happy customer!
January 15, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
by Bow23 Great Colors
I like the colors of these blinds. I would prefer a wand instead of cords. They don't have a headrail which is fine with me. They are a good deal when they are on sale. The drapes and lamp in the picture are also from JCP.
July 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by progress Not Bad At All
All and all I really like the blinds. The color is exactly what I wanted and the quality is pretty good I must say. The price was even better. My only disappointment was one of the plans came to me damaged. The replacement did come quickly which I truly appreciated.
June 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chrissy light and heat
These shades block sunlight and heat even though a dark color very well, will make a room actually dark, good for those who work night shift.
June 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shirlts16 Horizontal Blinds
Love this product. Already had two different sizes in my house, and now got three more and then two more different color to replace existing blinds in rest of the rooms. Very easy to install, clean, and they really add to the look of the room. Love them!
June 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by lucky123 Very happy to have found these blinds
The blinds are just the color I wanted, they are easy to operate and light weight. The price was very reasonable - great value.They were delivered to my home very quickly.
The person who installed them had no problem.
However, one of the blinds had to be returned because of a very obvious dent in the bottom bar preventing it from lying flat on the sill. A second one has a minor dent there also but was not that obvious so I kept it.
May 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Franny Top quality blinds
These blinds are replacing the original JCPenneys blinds purchased 35 years ago. Quality and price can't be beat.
June 8, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by JCPFan Very nice - only 1 small negative
The blinds are easy to install, easy to use, and quite attractive. The one negative is that the blinds close only in one direction, which is in the downward position. Aside from that (which is not a big deal), we are very happy with them.
June 1, 2016