So I seem to have skipped this, but I didn’t have shades, blinds or curtains over most of the windows in the living area for the first 6 or 7 months I lived here. I’ve also never posted photos of them.
Here are a couple shots of how it looks during the day with the sun blasting in the summer and how they look in the evening.
I really like the construction on these. You can feel a substantial difference in temperature between the shade up and the shade down.
The only thing I’m not thrilled with about this shade is the trim that wraps around into the window ledge. This makes it a bit difficult to raise and lower the shade.