[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've gotten blackout curtains in the past, only to be disappointed by the amount of light that still comes through the curtains. Fortunately, I wasn't disappointed by these curtains. They're true blackout curtains, with fabric backing that prevents light from shining through. They're very nice looking, too. The color is like a natural linen and the fabric looks like good quality, I'm very pleased with these curtains.