I wanted curtains to match the bedspread. The curtains are stiff and I am having a difficult time making the folds hang right, but eventually they will fall in place. I had to use two pairs on a double window, so I have had to really work with them to make them look right. I think they will look better when I get the valances which I just ordered. The Bedspread, curtains, pillow shams and pillows add a calming, cooling, classy touch to the bedroom.