Arched window with shutters

Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be Tricky

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a type of specialty windows which are found in homes in Sacramento and are a challenge to add window treatments to because of to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the traditional square shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the aesthetics they add to your home. So you’ll need a window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Specifics of Your Window

The first step in choosing coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about the window’s size, location, and function. Large eyebrow windows in bedrooms or common areas should have some kind of covering to adjust for light and coordinate with your home’s décor. Many similar windows in common areas are set above a larger rectangular window. So you’ll want a window treatment that protects and integrates both kinds of windows beautifully.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If you happen to have eyebrow windows as mini dormers whose design is to let light into the attic, then you might not need to cover these windows unless you wish to add curb appeal from the outside looking in. However, if youreyebrow windows are bigger or are in a heavily used room upstairs, you may want to think about covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Our top choice for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They are able to be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a coordinated look to your windows. Usually, the louvers on an eyebrow shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Every shutter we make is custom-built to match any window’s unique curves by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five shades of white and natural wood colors, as well as a wide array of paints to coordinate with your style. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be customized to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be put on arched windows either on its own or partnered with another window treatment. The window film will block light entering through the windows to protect your belongings such as photographs and furniture from discoloring. A disadvantage of window tint is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Get Perfect Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Sacramento is here to help. Visit our design gallery for tips on covering arched windows and drop us a line at 916-250-0758 for a free in-home consultation today.

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