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Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be a Challenge

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a kind of partly rounded windows which can be found in homes in Cincinnati and are a challenge to cover with window treatments due to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the traditional square shape of blinds, draperies, and shades hide their curves and the aesthetics they bring to your home. So it’s best to find an eyebrow 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 your window’s size, location, and function. Large eyebrow windows in bedrooms or living areas should have some kind of covering to control for light as well as match your home’s décor. Most similar windows in common areas are set on top of a larger rectangular window. So you may need a window treatment that protects and accentuates both types of windows accordingly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If you happen to have eyebrow windows as mini dormers whose purpose is to let light into an upstairs room, then it might not be necessary to add a window treatment unless you want to add curb appeal from the outside looking in. Though, if youreyebrow windows are bigger or are in a heavily used room on your upper floor, you might consider covering them to add more privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our first recommendation for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They can be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a harmonious look to your windows. Typically, the louvers on an eyebrow shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Each shutter is custom-built to match any window’s unique curves by utilizing advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a wide array of paints to match with your style. For a more natural wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be custom-built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be added 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 keep your belongings such as photographs and furniture from becoming washed out. A drawback of window tint is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatments.

Get Beautiful Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati is here to help. Glance through our idea gallery for ideas on accessorizing arched and eyebrow windows and drop us a line at 513-216-9740 for your free in-home consultation today.