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Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be Tricky

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a kind of arched windows which are found in homes in New York and are a challenge to add window treatments to because of to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the typical square shape of blinds, draperies, and shades 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 Window’s Location, Size, and Function

The first step in picking eyebrow window treatments is to think about the window’s function, size, and location. Large eyebrow windows in bedrooms or living areas should have some kind of covering to adjust for light and accentuate your home’s décor. Many similar windows in common areas are set atop a larger rectangular window. So you might benefit from a window treatment that protects and accentuates both kinds of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your windows happen to be mini dormers whose design is to let light into the attic, then it might not be necessary to cover these windows unless you want to add curb appeal from the outside looking in. Though, if youreyebrow windows are larger or are in a heavily used room upstairs, consider covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Our number one recommendation for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. These shutters can be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a harmonious look to your windows. Most of the time, the louvers on an eyebrow shutter can either be arranged in a sunburst shape or horizontally. Every shutter we make is customized to fit your window’s unique curves using advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five stains of white and natural wood colors, and a wide array of paints to match with your home’s décor. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be custom-built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be applied to arched windows either by itself or partnered with another window covering. The window film will block UV rays that come through the windows to protect your furniture and carpet from fading. One downside of window tint is that it offers less privacy than other window treatment options.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters New York has the answer. Visit our idea gallery for tips on accessorizing eyebrow windows and drop us a line at 631-246-3930 for a free window design consultation today.