I was skeptical at first but these are amazing. We live in between apartment buildings and the parking lot has a light that shines through our bedroom window and keeps us awake sometimes and this definitely solved the problem! Better sleeping for the summer when the sun comes out early! These are thicker than some of the thinner curtains out there, very impressed.
We've bought 2 sets of these so far and are planning to buy 1 more. The brown (in oyr master bedroom) as expected is best at darkening a room but the taupe (in our toddler's room) is still quite good. Our older child wants some now and we'll be getting brown for her. Wish they came with some nice detailing or patterns.