• Wood Blinds

    • Can Wooden Blinds Be Blackout?
      When you order wooden blinds, you’ll get lots of benefits. Each slat is blackout because it’s made from wood. However, light can seep past the slats and around the edges of the blinds. Wooden blinds can keep most light out of any room, but you may want another blind for a bedroom window, especially if you’re a light sleeper.
    • Can Wooden Blinds Be Used in Bathrooms?
      Wooden blinds can be used in just about any room, but bathrooms aren’t always the best choice because of the levels of humidity and moisture. Faux wooden blinds may be a better option because they are moisture-resistant and waterproof and offer the same appearance as wooden blinds.
    • Will Faux Wood Blinds Warp?

      Faux wooden blinds do not warp because they are fully UV stable. These blinds are designed in such a way that the slats will not bow in your window.

    • Are Wood or Faux Wood Blinds Better?
      The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, including the room you’re installing them in. Faux wood blinds can be wider than natural wood. They’re also waterproof and generally have a lower price point. You can’t beat the look of real wood, though.
    • How Are Wooden Blinds Fitted?
      Wooden blinds can be installed straight onto the face of a wall or into the side and top of a window recess. Multidirectional brackets allow you to choose where to install the blinds. You’ll just need a few screws for each bracket and blind clips to secure them into place. A front valance will cover the brackets from view.
    • Why Choose Wooden Blinds?
      There are many reasons to choose wooden blinds. Our customers love them because they are stylish, give you excellent control over the light that comes in the window, they look similar to shutters but cost much less, and they can be paired with cotton tapes if you prefer a softer look.
    • What to Clean Wooden Blinds With?
      Wooden blinds are relatively easy to clean even though they have so many slats. Start by angling the slats downward. Run a duster across a few slats at a time for a time-effective cleaning method.
    • Can Wooden Blinds Be Fitted Inside the Recess?
      Yes. Fitting wooden blinds inside the recess typically gives you a clean-looking finish. You can fit the blinds as deep or shallow into the recess as you prefer. Our team can show you where and how to fit your blinds.
    • What Sort of Windows Can Wooden Blinds Be Fitted on?
      Wooden or Venetian blinds are pretty versatile. They can fit into most types of windows and doors. If you have a window or door that’s a particularly odd size, made-to-measure wooden blinds are your best option.
    • Are Wooden Blinds Safe for Young Children?
      Yes, wooden blinds are safe for young children. Our team can offer advice on child safety as it relates to loose blind cords.
    • What Is the Difference Between Wooden Blinds & Venetian Blinds?
      There are no differences between wooden blinds and Venetian blinds in terms of variety, style, and ease of operation. The difference comes in when it comes to what the slats of the blinds are made of. Wooden blinds are made from real wood, while Venetian blinds can be made from other materials, including aluminum or faux-wood.
    • Do Wooden Blinds Need to Be Maintained & Looked After?
      There is very little maintenance needed for wooden blinds. All you’ll need to do is dust them regularly and wipe them down with a damp cloth once in a while, so they stay clean and looking their best.
    • Can Wooden Blinds Be Cut Down to Size?
      Yes, wooden blinds can be cut down to size, but the task can prove challenging. We offer custom blinds that are made-to-measure, meaning there’s no need to cut them down. We use your window measurements to give you the perfect wooden blinds.
  • Roller Shades

    • How Can I Clean My Roller Blinds?
      There are multiple ways to clean roller blinds. You can use a damp towel for a routine cleaning or wash them in the bathtub for a deeper clean. Soak the roller blinds in warm soapy water for an hour and then rinse them and allow them to dry completely.
    • Which Way Should a Roller Blind Face?

      Roller blinds can be installed with the fabric facing out or with the fabric facing in the room. When the blinds are installed with the fabric facing out, they are placed much closer to the window, and there’s a smaller gap between the blind and the window. A more significant gap remains when they are placed facing the room.

    • What Are Double Roller Blinds?
      Double roller blinds or dual roller shades are an excellent choice for privacy. They can allow you to enjoy the natural light during the day and are made from alternating bands of sheer and opaque materials.
    • Can Roller Blinds Be Fitted Outside the Recess?
      It’s generally a good idea for roller blinds to be hung from within the recess. Fitting your roller blind outside of a recess won’t typically cause any issues in terms of lost space. Our team will discuss your installation options with you.
    • Will Roller Blinds Keep Heat In?
      Roller blinds offer a solid cover for your windows, keeping the heat in your home during the winter. Blinds with slats are a good option for heat control in the summer but maybe less effective at preventing heat loss during the winter.
    • What Does “Front Roll” and “Back Roll” Mean?
      You can choose front roll or back roll shades. Front roll shades are great if you don’t want to see the roll at the top of your window. Back roll shades are popular and offer better heat and light reflection.
    • Why Choose Roller Blinds Instead of Curtains?
      Roller blinds are often a better choice than curtains, especially for small rooms. Roller shades are easy to install, provide insulation from the sun, and are easy to use, clean, and maintain.
    • What Fabrics Are Available?
      Popular choices for roller blind fabrics include polyester, cotton, linen, viscose, PVC, and more. Standard fabrics offer a wide range of colors. You can choose dimout fabrics which have energy-saving capabilities, blackout fabrics that drastically reduce light or waterproof fabrics.
    • How Are Roller Blinds Different from Traditional Blinds?

      Traditional or conventional blinds have to be operated manually, meaning you need to roll up or roll down the blinds on your own. Roller blinds can be automatically rolled up or down at the touch of a button.

    • How Do Roller Blinds Work?
      Roller blinds are made from fabric and contain a hollow tube, a spring, and a ratchet. That ratchet holds the blind in place during times that you only want the blind part-way down the window. The spring allows for smooth operation by using the correct amount of tension.
    • Now That I’ve Ordered, What’s the Turnaround Time?
      After you place your order, it takes about four to six weeks for the shades to arrive. Sometimes that time can be cut down to three weeks. Installation typically takes about 30 to 40 minutes per shade for manual options or about an hour to an hour and a half for motorized versions.
    • How Much Do Roller Shades Cost?
      We would be happy to offer you a free estimate for roller shades. For regularly sized windows that are 4’ x 5’, an average cost is between $200 and $250 per shade, including installation.
    • What Kinds of Unique Roller Shades Are Available?
      Certain specialty shades are designed to move horizontally and can be used for skylights. Other roller shades are designed to fit angled windows. You can also choose solar-controlled window coverings.
    • What Should I Consider Before Ordering Roller Shades?

      Roller shades are an excellent choice if you want to block incoming sunlight in your windows. You can choose a fabric density that blocks as much as 99% of that light. Blackout fabric can also be used. Another factor to consider is whether manual or motorized roller shades are best for you. Motorized shades offer convenience, but they cost more. You can also choose from many colors and should take into account the direction your windows overlook.

  • Valances

    • How Can I Learn More About Valances?
      You can read more about valances on our website. If you want to see all the styles of valances available to you, we encourage you to visit our showroom in Phoenix. You can also schedule an in-home consultation and estimate with one of our design specialists. We’ll help you decide if valances are right for your windows, and show you all your options.
    • What Types of Valances are Available?
      The three most common types of valances are swag valances, balloon valances, and ascot valances. Swag valances can be made from almost any kind of fabric. They’re gracefully draped over your window’s hardware and hang down over both sides of the window. Balloon valances are typically made of lightweight material and often provide a full appearance. They take their name because they easily balloon up on the sides. Ascot balances are known for their elegance and are commonly used in a formal setting. They are often made from elaborate materials and have intricate designs. Fringe and tassels are common elements of ascot valances.
    • What Benefits do Valances Provide?
      There are many reasons you might want to have valances installed in your home or business. These window treatments are often installed over kitchen sinks as well as in other areas where floor space is limited or blocked. Valances are sometimes used to hide architectural flaws or window treatment hardware. Valances are an excellent option for windows of various heights. These window treatments keep the hot Phoenix sun out, giving you energy savings and a more comfortable room. The heavy fabric of valances can control noise and offers added privacy. There are many valance styles to choose from, each providing added beauty and design elements. Valances are more affordable than some other window coverings, and they’re easy to clean as well.
    • Are Valances My Only Option?
      Valances are a great choice, but they’re far from your only option! Frieda Ross Draperies has all types of window coverings for your home or business in Phoenix, AZ. Choose from custom draperiesshutters, shades, and blinds. In addition, we also offer upholstery, headboards, bedding, and more. Visit our showroom in Phoenix, AZ to see everything we have to offer and take advantage of warehouse pricing.
    • What is the Price Range for Custom Valances?
      The price point of your custom valances depends on many factors. To give you a general answer, most custom valances cost between $150 and $750 per every 36 inches of width. Factors to consider include fabrics, labor, installation, and supplies needed. The team at Frieda Ross Draperies would be happy to provide you with a free in-home consultation and estimate.
    • What Are the Differences Between Draperies and Valances?
      One of the main differences between draperies and valances is the length of drapes. Drapes generally extend all the way to the floor. While curtains most often drop just below the window sill, and valances only treat the top of a window. Valances can be combined with other types of window coverings to provide stylish layering looks.
    • What are Valances?
      A window valance is a type of window treatment that covers the top of your window. Valances can be hung alone or combined with other window treatment options such as blinds or curtains. Valances are a great option if you want to conceal drapery hardware. They gained popularity in Victorian interior design and continue to be stylish to this day. Valances also do not go down as far as curtains or drapes. Think of them as a hat for your window.
  • Draperies

    • Can I Install Another Window Treatment with My Drapery?
      Dressing your windows in multiple layers has become popular because of drapery, shutters, shades, and blinds each function a bit differently. Adding another window covering can increase your privacy and light filtering while making your windows more visually appealing and adding to your décor. Our designers can help you choose window treatments that complement each other, so contact us today for a free in-home consultation and estimate.
    • What Types of Windows Would You Not Recommend Drapery For?

      You might think certain windows in your home or office would look strange with drapery. That’s sometimes true, but you can never quite tell until you have draperies in place. Our team would be happy to visit you for a free in-home consultation so you can see exactly what each of our window treatment options would look like on your windows.

    • Is Drapery in Style? What Drapery Trends are Popular?

      Drapery has remained in style over the years. Its ability to be customized to your taste and décor means it’ll never go out of style. Popular drapery trends include rod-pocket panels and sheers, grommet draperies, pleated draperies, tab-top panels, blackout curtains, and silk curtains. Our team would be happy to provide you with a free in-home consultation, or you’re welcome to visit our showroom in Phoenix to see just about every type of drapery you could imagine!

    • What is the Price Range for Custom Drapery?
      Some home or business owners avoid custom draperies because they think it’s much more expensive than ready-made drapes. While this may be true in some cases, custom-made draperies are worth paying a little extra. Frieda Ross Draperies offers you wholesale pricing so you can save money and support our business that makes our drapes locally in our Phoenix workroom. The industry average is between $1,000 and $1,500 per window, but we’d be happy to provide you with a free in-home estimate to ensure you get what you’re looking for without breaking the bank!
    • What Are the Differences Between Custom-Made & Ready-Made Draperies?

      Custom-made draperies open up a world of possibilities you likely won’t find with ready-made versions. Custom draperies give you an endless choice of fabrics, trims, and designs. Ready-made draperies are available in multiple styles but aren’t fully customizable. Custom draperies can be created in any size you need. Best of all, they’re made right here in our Phoenix workroom and made available to you at wholesale prices.