Arched window with shutters

Eyebrow Window Treatments Are No Longer a Hassle

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a type of specialty windows that can be found in Austin homes and can be a challenge to add window treatments to due to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the usual rectangular shape of blinds and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they add to your home. So it’s best to find an eyebrow window treatment that can complement your window’s shape. 

The Location, Size, and Function of Your Window

The first step in choosing coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about the window’s location, size and function. Big eyebrow windows in bedrooms or common areas should have some kind of covering to adjust for light as well as coordinate with your home’s décor. Most similar windows in common areas are set on top of a larger rectangular window. So you’ll want a window treatment that covers and integrates both kinds of windows accordingly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your home’s eyebrow windows are mini dormers whose job is to let light into the attic, then you might not need to cover these windows unless you wish to add curb appeal from the outside looking in. Though, if youreyebrow windows are larger or are in a heavily used room on your upper floor, you might consider covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our primary choice for eyebrow windows. These shutters can be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a seamless look to your windows. Usually, the louvers on your shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Every shutter we make is custom assembled to match your window’s individual shape by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a number of paints to coordinate with your existing home design. For a more natural wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be built 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 the UV light coming through the windows to protect your furniture and carpet from becoming washed out. A disadvantage of window film is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Get Perfect Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Austin is here to help. Visit our home fashion gallery for tips on accessorizing arched windows and then call us at 512-549-6077 for your free window design consultation today.

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