I thought these curtains were very nice. They have a very light, open weave, looks like linen, but made from polyester. Will wash like a dream. Lots of light can get through. The layered/pleated part of the curtain is at the top (1 inch below the curtain rod pocket), which wasn't obvious to me from the picture online. I ordered the gray, which is more of a natural/taupe color than the bluish gray that it looks like online. I have a lot of natural stone in my kitchen, so these will look great. Very happy with them.