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Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be a Hassle

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a type of arched windows which can be found in homes in Chicago and can be a challenge to cover with window treatments due to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the usual rectangular shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the aesthetics they add to your home. So you’ll need a window treatment that can be customized to your window’s shape. 

The Window’s Location, Size, and Function

The first step in finding coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about the window’s location, size and function. Big eyebrow windows in bedrooms or living areas should have some type of covering to adjust for light and coordinate with your home’s décor. Many eyebrow windows in common areas are set atop a larger rectangular window. So you may need a window treatment that protects and accentuates both types of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your home’s eyebrow windows are mini dormers whose design is to let light into an upstairs room, then you may not need to add a window treatment unless you wish to add curb appeal from the exterior. Though, if your windows are sizeable or are in a heavily used room upstairs, consider covering them to add more privacy.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Our number one pick 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 harmonious look to your windows. Typically, 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 your window’s unique curves by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five shades of white and natural wood colors, as well as a wide array of paints to match with your existing home design. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters are also able to be custom-built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be put on arched windows either by itself or partnered with another window covering. The window film will impede the UV light coming through the windows to keep your irreplaceable belongings from becoming washed out. One drawback of window tint is the fact that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Find The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Chicago is here to help. Visit our home fashion gallery for tips on covering arched windows and give us a call at 847-250-6544 for your free window design consultation today.