For years I've had some light cream colored string curtains that I moved wherever I settled, whether they fit the window perfectly or not, knowing they would add style to any apartment. This last move has a very wide window (72") with only mini-blinds. I wanted to get as much natural light as possible so wanted something where I could leave the blinds cracked open yet have some privacy---the black/white string curtains are PERFECT! Except for the top wide valence, the black/white is not prominate and subtle enough also not to be stark contrast to environment. They unpacked well without bunching up or knotting. Really recommend this product.