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Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be a Hassle

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a kind of specialty windows which are found in homes in Raleigh and are a challenge to accessorize with window coverings because of to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the usual square shape of blinds, draperies, and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they add to your home. So you’ll want a window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Location, Size, and Function of Your Window

The first step in picking coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about the window’s location, function and size. Big eyebrow windows in bedrooms or common areas should have some type of covering to control for light and match your home’s décor. Most eyebrow windows in living areas are set above a larger standard window. So you may need a window treatment that protects and integrates both kinds of windows accordingly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your windows happen to be mini dormers whose purpose is to let light into an upstairs room, then you may not need to cover these windows unless you wish to add appeal to your home’s exterior. Though, if your windows are larger or are in a heavily used room upstairs, consider covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our primary choice for eyebrow windows. These shutters can be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a coordinated 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 customized to fit any window’s individual shape using advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five stains of white and natural wood colors, and a wide array of paints to coordinate with your existing home design. For a more natural 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 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 belongings such as photographs and furniture from fading. A disadvantage of window film is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window treatment options.

Find The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Raleigh has the answer. Look through our home fashion gallery for ideas on accessorizing arched and eyebrow windows and drop us a line at 919-887-9198 for a free in-home consultation today.