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Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be a Hassle

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a kind of arched windows which are found in homes in Charlotte and are a challenge to accessorize with window coverings due to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the traditional rectangular 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 complement your window’s shape. 

The Window’s Location, Size, and Function

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 coordinate with your home’s décor. Many similar windows in living areas are set on top of 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 commonly 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, as well as a number of paints to match with your existing home design. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be applied to eyebrow windows either by itself or alongside another window treatment. The window film will block UV rays that come through the windows to keep your furniture and carpet from becoming washed out. One drawback 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. Visit our home fashion gallery for tips on covering arched and eyebrow windows and give us a call at 980-231-1116 for a complimentary in-home consultation today.