Arched window with shutters

Eyebrow Window Treatments Are No Longer Difficult

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a type of partly rounded windows that are found in San Diego homes and can be a challenge to add window treatments to due to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the traditional square shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the architectural interest they bring to your home. So you’ll need an eyebrow window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Window’s Location, Size, and Function

The first step in picking coverings for eyebrow windows is to consider the window’s size, function, and location. Big eyebrow windows in bedrooms or living areas will need some kind of covering to adjust for light as well as accentuate your home’s décor. Many eyebrow windows in living areas are set on top of a larger standard window. So you may need a window treatment that protects and matches both sets of windows accordingly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your windows happen to be mini dormers whose design is to let light into the attic, then it might not be necessary to add a window treatment unless you want to add appeal to your home’s exterior. Though, if your windows are sizeable or are in a frequently used room on your upper floor, consider covering them for privacy and light control.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our top pick for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. These shutters can be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a coordinated look to your windows. In most cases, the louvers on your shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Every shutter we make is custom-built to fit any window’s curve by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five shades of white and natural wood colors, and a wide array of paints to coordinate with your home’s décor. 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 applied to eyebrow windows either by itself or partnered with another window covering. The window film will impede light entering through the windows to keep your irreplaceable belongings from discoloring. One drawback of window tint is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window treatment options.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters San Diego is here to help. Glance through our home fashion gallery for tips on accessorizing eyebrow windows and give us a call at 760-405-8887 for your free window design consultation today.

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