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Eyebrow Window Treatments Don't Have to Be a Challenge

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a style of partly rounded windows which are found in Seattle homes 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 and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they bring 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 finding coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about the window’s function, location, and size. Large eyebrow windows in bedrooms or common areas will need some sort of covering to adjust for light as well as accentuate your home’s décor. Many eyebrow windows in common areas are set atop a larger standard window. So you might benefit from a window treatment that covers and integrates both kinds of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your home’s eyebrow windows are mini dormers whose design is to let light into an upstairs room, then you might not need to cover these windows unless you want to add curb appeal from the outside looking in. However, if your windows are sizeable or are in a heavily used room upstairs, consider covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our first choice for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. These shutters are able to be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a harmonious look to your windows. Typically, the shutter louvers on the eyebrow window can either be arranged in a sunburst shape or horizontally. Each shutter is customized to match your window’s unique curves by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five shades of white and natural wood colors, and a wide array of paints to coordinate with your existing home design. For a more natural 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 added to eyebrow windows either by itself or partnered with another window treatment. The window film will reduce UV rays that come through the windows to keep your belongings such as photographs and furniture from discoloring. One disadvantage of window tint is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window covering.

Find Perfect Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Washington has the answer. Visit our home fashion gallery for tips on accessorizing arched windows and give us a call at 360-464-2277 for a free in-home consultation today.