Rated 5 out of 5 by lulu Very Satisfied
After trying dark color curtains on the south-facing master bedroom bay windows, I opted for these white ring-top Encore drapes. They filter the bright Florida sunlight just enough without darkening the room. These do not have the insulation layer that the other Encore draperies have; however, they do have a lining. They are easy to slide open/closed morning and evening. I have sheers behind them to help control heat. At night you can see a blurred shadow of a person, but you can't tell anything about the person or even if it is a person -- just a blob. With darker colors, you probably can't see any shadow at night -- just guessing. Since I also have venetian blinds under the sheers, there is no privacy issue at night. They look beautiful and, silky; they hang well and are somewhat "billowy". Had a little dirt on one of six panels but it came right off with a damp washcloth without leaving any mark. I can't imagine why these are not washable as the Encore sidelight panel is, but I haven't tried to wash them on the delicate cycle in my front-loading washer. I will probably give it a try in the washer in the springtime. I used a plain curtain rod and added a colorful valance to cover the ring-tops. Didn't have to buy an expensive rod that way.
October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by kaelin711 Nice Product
They are very nice quality. They take along while to iron with regular iron and steam button. They hang ok but not in close pleats is what I would have preferred. I bought for my bedroom and they are fine there but I also bought for my living room and sent them back. More of a bedroom style curtain not really nice enough/formal for other rooms.
December 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gogo Beautiful, airy curtains
I love these curtains. They give enough coverage for privacy over windows and still let light filter in. The ring tops were already in place so I just needed to hang them on the rod. Couldn't be easier. I do need to either press or steam the wrinkles out (they come folded) but they hang beautifully and I'm so happy with the purchase. I'm thinking of buying more for another room as well.
May 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Silverchic45 Beautiful curtains
Absolutely love these curtains. They are so clean looking and I've fell in love with the ring top. The curtains while closed still let in enough light during the day that they don't even need to be opened. They are durable and the quality is excellent. I originally bought 4 panels and I loved them so much I bought 6 more.
March 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by OroVerde Affordable elegance
The curtains look like dupioni silk. They are lined which provides privacy but still lets in light. The pinch pleat ring top is an updated look. Although we bought the deep, rich brown color, they do not darken the room. They appear to be well constructed using quality fabric. We hung them in the informal dining room next to the kitchen, giving the room a more sophisticated look.
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by pamiam325 Simple and elegant
The simple styling of these drapes was what won me over. The fabric is light but not sheer, and they hang beautifully once ironed.
November 29, 2013