Arched window with shutters

Eyebrow Window Treatments Don't Have to Be a Challenge

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a style of arched windows that can be found in homes in Houston and can be a challenge to cover with window treatments due to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the typical rectangular shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the architectural interest they bring to your home. So you’ll want an eyebrow window treatment that can be customized to 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 location, function and size. Big eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or common areas should have some sort of covering to adjust for light as well as coordinate with your home’s décor. Most eyebrow windows in living areas are set atop a larger standard window. So you’ll want a window treatment that covers and accentuates both sets of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If you happen to have eyebrow windows as mini dormers whose design is to let light into the attic, then you might not need to add a window treatment unless you want to add curb appeal from the exterior. Though, if youreyebrow windows are larger or are in a commonly used room on your upper floor, you may want to think about covering them for privacy and light control.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Our number one recommendation for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They are able to be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a coordinated look to your windows. Most of the time, the louvers on an eyebrow shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Every shutter we make is custom assembled to fit any window’s curve using advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a variety of paints to coordinate with your style. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be custom-built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be put on eyebrow windows either on its own or partnered with another window covering. The window film will block light entering through the windows to protect your irreplaceable belongings from discoloring. A downside of window tint is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window covering.

Find Beautiful Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Houston has the answer. Look through our idea gallery for ideas on accessorizing arched and eyebrow windows and drop us a line at 713-853-9629 for a free in-home consultation today.

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