Because we have such a beautiful view out our great room windows, I wasn't planning on ever having any window treatments on them. However, they are west facing windows, and in the Summer you can feel all the heat coming in during the afternoon. So, to save on air conditioning costs I decided to put some roman shades up.
Ben had quite a bit of trouble installing them, and he is very good at these things. I would have failed altogether. Ha Also, you have to use something pointed, like a pen, to get the string mechanism things into the right place to hold the curtain up. Other than that, they are great. ;-)