Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn’t Be a Hassle

Neil Blackwelder

Eyebrow windows are a kind of specialty windows which are found in homes in Charlotte and are a challenge to add window treatments to due to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the traditional rectangular shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the architectural interest they bring to your home. So it’s best to find a window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Location, Size, and Function of Your Window

The first step in finding coverings for eyebrow windows is to consider the window’s function, size, and location. Large eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or living areas should have some kind of covering to control for light as well as match your home’s décor. Many similar windows in living areas are set atop a larger standard window. So you might benefit from a window treatment that protects and matches both sets of windows accordingly.

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 appeal to your home’s exterior. Though, if youreyebrow windows are bigger or are in a heavily used room upstairs, you might consider covering them to add more privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our number one pick 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 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 by utilizing advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five shades of white and natural wood colors, and a number of paints to match with your existing home design. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be customized to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be added to eyebrow windows either by itself or alongside another window treatment. The window film will block light entering through the windows to keep your furniture and carpet from becoming washed out. A disadvantage of window film is the fact that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Find Perfect Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Charlotte has the answer. Look through our home fashion gallery for ideas on covering arched and eyebrow windows and then call us at 980-231-1116 for your free in-home consultation today.