Eyebrow Window Treatments Dont Have to Be a Hassle

Tyler Jorgensen

Eyebrow windows are a type of arched 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 typical rectangular shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the architectural interest they add to your home. So you’ll need an eyebrow window treatment that can show off 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 size, function, and location. Big eyebrow windows in bedrooms or common areas should have some sort of covering to adjust for light as well as match 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 covers and integrates both types of windows accordingly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your windows happen to be 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 may want to think about covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our first choice for eyebrow windows. These shutters can be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a harmonious 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-built 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 style. For a more natural 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 on its own or partnered with another window treatment. The window film will reduce UV rays that come through the windows to protect your furniture and carpet from becoming washed out. A drawback of window film is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window covering.

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 give us a call at 512-549-6077 for your free window design consultation today.