A natural for a sun porch
June 9, 2015
As a repeat customer of ShopWildThings, I had every confidence I'd get a good product. I was not disappointed. I ordered three of these to replace a rather battered roll-up bamboo shade on the west side of our sunporch which faces the street on a suburban street. I got my step ladder, hammer, some 2 inch long nails, and opened the boxes. Each curtain had two eyelets evenly located about 8 inches from each end. I hung the first one on the trim above the 10 foot wide wall of Lexan window panels. Then by holding the next curtain up, I allowed each metal eyelet to mark its location on the painted surface. The other two went up lightning fast. You can tell installation is a breeze.
The bamboo sections on this beaded curtain graduate from medium size at the top to small at the bottom. You can see through the curtain from inside the room, and if you are intent upon it, you can see into the room from outside as well. Our sun porch is beside the driveway and has this wall with the 3 beaded curtains facing the street. It is our "window to the world" and we are not seeking total privacy in this spot. If that had been the case, I'd have chosen a different style of window covering.
ProsNatural look. Fluid delicate movement of the curtain, with a soft sound when parted. It can be held back with curtain hardware but not "drawn" aside. Would look good on a wall, as well as over a semi-private window location. It takes the edge off of sunlight entering through a window without blocking the view. It lends a romantic look, plus it makes the space inside feel "enclosed."
ConsNot for a person seeking privacy. Might not be good where rough use is anticipated. Not for a child's room, since the bamboo pieces are small, may represent a choking hazard, or the same considerations as for venetian blinds cord safety.