Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Momo26 Perfect!
You want a dark bedroom to have some rest ? You want a cheap solution ?
Instead of cutting a piece of moving box, just buy this wonderful product! It's so cheap but working so perfectly! And it's not ugly as a moving box. It's very clean and beautiful!
I'm very happy about this product! I bought it thanks to the good reviews and it was not a mistake at all! I'm very impressed. I bought two of them because my window does not have a standard size so I needed to cut them with scissors. Now I have a full dark bedroom!
July 22, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PhoebetheCheapChick Easy to install and sleek look.
This shade looks awesome on my window. It's peel and stick installation was super easy. The only tool I needed was a utility knife to cut it to size. All in all it took less than 5 minutes to install. It blocks out the light pretty good. I wish that it came in more colors/patterns so I could install them in other rooms. Right now they only come in white or black. It uses clips instead of a cord which is kind of nice. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I thought it was a bit pricy considering it's pvc counterparts and that it is essentially a big piece of fan folded paper. Had it been a couple bucks cheaper I would have been completely content.
September 25, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TMCdrums Finally...something that works, is affordable AND visually appealing!
These have been a life changer! I have been doing shift work for over 12 years and I have never found an affordable, effective, yet visually pleasing and convenient option to darken my room for daytime sleep. I've used roller shades, mini-blinds, curtains, room darkening curtain panels, cardboard, blankets, you name it. I've found that the most effective method to block light (cardboard and blankets) is the most hideous to look at. The more visually pleasing options (blinds, shades) inevitably allow glaring rays of light in that always seem to find my face. The past few years, I’ve let the visually pleasing factor outweigh the effectiveness factor, but I finally got tired of it. So, I went on the search for a solution and came across these shades on several different sites.
These shades are paper and marketed as being “temporary”. They are essentially a really long piece of pleated, thick, black construction paper with a tape strip on the top that is used to affix it to your window frame. There is no roller or pull cord mechanism, as they are simply folded up/down to the desired level and then held in place by two black clips (they are included and are much like chip-clips). You install them by simply measuring your window opening and cutting the shade with a razor-edge blade, such as a box cutter. The shade is pliable enough I just held it up into to the opening, bending the excess portion of the shade outward, and then marked my cut with a white crayon. I used a straight edge to hold my place, and then with several swipes of the blade, they were cut to size. Remove the strip that covers the adhesive and then you’re ready to stick it in place. I attached mine to the metal portion of the inside of the window pane. I removed my blinds, however that wasn’t necessary. These shades would have fit just fine behind them. It took a total of 20 minutes to cut and install 3 shades.
Now, I will say that part of the reason these work so well for me is due to my color schemes. My bedroom is full of gray, purple and black. So the black shades showing act as an accent to all of that. Had it not been, I would have probably left my blinds up, so the shades wouldn’t be visible from the inside. The exterior of my house has gray siding with black shutters, so from the outside it looks like I have black roman shades that go with my exterior colors as well.
With regard to the light blocking ability, I have to say I’m impressed. I have one single window on one wall and a double window on another wall. There isn’t a glimmer of light visible through my single window. There is a slight amount of light getting through in the middle portion of my double window, however I do have curtains and when they’re closed; they seem to trap most of the residual light.
I can’t speak of the longevity of the shade just yet, but I’ll post an update if needed. However, for the job these do and the price (about $6 each), I wouldn’t even mind if I had to reinforce the tape or replace them every once in a while.
See the attached photos for further details. These photos were taken minutes apart, during a sunny St. Louis afternoon around 4pm. I had no lights on in the home and no flash on the camera.
August 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dcsally97 awesome purchase
We wanted to make our kid's rooms dark so they would sleep in on the weekends and these did it! They are easy to install and are great for people that can't afford expensive black out shades (like us). I am about to purchase some more!
March 19, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tnna Awesome cost effective solution
I just moved into a new house and haven't had blinds installed yet, but I work nights and have to sleep during the day. These shades are great for blocking light and look much better than taping up a blanket or covering the window in tin foil (my other two options for short-term window treatments.) They are paper shades and probably aren't a great idea for people with pets and kids who could mess with them. Great price, incredibly simple to put up, works great!
February 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sarah890 Love these shades
I work the night shift and sleep during the day, these shades work very well to keep the light out. They work great in combination with a room darkening curtian. They are easy to install and have stayed in my windows for over a year now without falling or ripping.
September 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BeesKnees Good for TEMPORARY use
I bought these for temporary use on some skylights in our bathroom until we have custom covers installed. The shades helped bring down the heat in the room but they are basically accordion paper shades. I'm shocked that anyone would use these as a long term solution, as they look cheap (like the five dollar paper they are). Again, good for temporary use to help with heat in a room. Would not recommend long term.
May 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Zann These are great!
These are great for blocking the bright sun.They fold up easily and clip at the side or bottom. They have a sticky side that attaches where you put it up at and they come off easily.
They can block a little heat from the sun light coming through the window too.
I bought 8 of them and put on each window, being that I am a renter and do not want to alter the home I rent in.
Best investment at a low price.
August 2, 2012