Arched window with shutters

Eyebrow Window Treatments Don't Have to Be Tricky

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a type of specialty windows which can be found in homes in Destin and can be a challenge to add window treatments to because of to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the typical square shape of blinds, draperies, and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they add to your home. So you’ll want an eyebrow window treatment that can be customized to your window’s shape. 

The Location, Size, and Function of Your Window

The first step in choosing eyebrow window treatments is to consider the window’s function, location, and size. Large eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or common areas will need some kind of covering to control for light as well as accentuate 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 covers and integrates both kinds 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 the attic, then you may not need to cover these windows unless you wish to add curb appeal from the outside looking in. However, if your windows are sizeable or are in a frequently used room upstairs, you might consider covering them to add more privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our top recommendation for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They are able to 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 either be arranged in a sunburst shape or horizontally. Every shutter we make is custom assembled to match your window’s individual shape by utilizing advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a number of paints to coordinate with your home’s décor. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters are also able to be customized to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be added to eyebrow windows either by itself or paired with another window covering. The window film will reduce light entering through the windows to protect your irreplaceable belongings from becoming washed out. One downside of window tint is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatments.

Find The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Destin is here to help. Visit our idea gallery for tips on covering arched and eyebrow windows and then call us at 850-203-0419 for a complimentary window design consultation today.

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