The bamboo blinds are very nice. I really like the color they are a green-brown... They have a nice natural quality to them. I love feeling that a little of the outdoor is in. I was actually hoping that more light came through them. I don't really care for the way that they open, because you have to hook the back up to another hook on the blind, which depending on the size of your window could be halfway up the back. This means that when you open it, it doesn't open all the way only halfway. Now if you are looking for something that you aren't planning on opening and you want a good amount of light to come through then these are great. Mind you they are see through (so I wouldn't recommend them for a bedroom, unless you put a liner behind it), you can see inside the house (I knew that when I bought them). Hope this helps.