I bought these to use as a divider between my kitchen and living room (using a tension rod). The pattern is super cute, and the curtains are easy to open and close. The metal reinforcement on the holes means they slide really smoothly. My only complaint is that the reverse side is completely white. Since you can only see that from inside the kitchen, I made peace with it, but I might not have bought these if I'd realized the pattern was only on one side.