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Eyebrow Window Treatments Don't Have to Be Tricky

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a type of partly rounded windows that can be found in homes in Cleveland and are a challenge to accessorize with window coverings because of to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the traditional rectangular 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 be customized to your window’s shape. 

The Specifics of Your Window

The first step in choosing eyebrow window treatments is to think about the window’s function, location, and size. Big eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or living areas should have some type of covering to adjust for light as well as coordinate with your home’s décor. Most similar windows in common areas are set above a larger rectangular window. So you might benefit from a window treatment that protects and accentuates both sets of windows beautifully.

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 add a window treatment unless you wish to add appeal to your home’s exterior. Though, if youreyebrow windows are larger or are in a frequently used room upstairs, you may want to think about covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our first pick for eyebrow windows. These shutters can be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a harmonious 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 assembled to fit your window’s curve by way of advanced templating technology.

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

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be applied to arched windows either on its own or partnered with another window treatment. The window film will reduce UV rays that come through the windows to protect your belongings such as photographs and furniture from becoming washed out. A downside of window film is the fact that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window covering.

Find The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Cleveland can help. Look through our design gallery for tips on covering arched and eyebrow windows and give us a call at 440-561-6787 for a free in-home consultation today.