This is a beautiful door curtain which bounces lots of colours into the room when the sun is shining through it. It's lovely to look out to the garden through a rainbow of colours. As it is made of transparent plastic shapes it tinkles when the breeze blows through it, but in a high wind this gets rather noisy so it needs to be tied up, but this isn't a problem, I just use a piece of ribbon. My animals, one very large dog, and cats, are not spooked by the curtain and have no trouble getting in and out of the garden through it. If you want a door curtain to stop flies getting in, then this isn't the one for you as they can get in because the stips are wide enough to allow them, but if you want a beautiful curtain for a bit of privacy then I would highly recommend this.