Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn’t Be Tricky

Lisa Renee Nieberding

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 you’ll need 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 coordinate with your home’s décor. Most similar windows in common areas are set atop a larger rectangular window. So you may need a window treatment that protects and matches both types of windows beautifully.

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 commonly 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 seamless look to your windows. Typically, the shutter louvers on the eyebrow window can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Each shutter is custom assembled to match your window’s curve using advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a variety 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 impede the UV light coming through the windows to keep your irreplaceable belongings from becoming washed out. A disadvantage of window tint is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatments.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Cincinnati can help. Glance through our design 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.