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Eyebrow Window Treatments Are No Longer a Challenge

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a style of specialty windows that can be found in Southern California homes and are a challenge to accessorize with window coverings due to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the usual rectangular shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the architectural interest they add 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 think about your window’s size, function, and location. Big eyebrow windows in bedrooms or living areas should have some kind of covering to adjust for light and match your home’s décor. Most eyebrow windows in common areas are set atop a larger rectangular window. So you might benefit from a window treatment that covers and integrates both types of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your home’s eyebrow windows are mini dormers whose job is to let light into the attic, then you may not need to add a window treatment unless you want to add curb appeal from the exterior. Though, if your windows are bigger or are in a frequently used room on your upper floor, consider covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our top choice for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They can be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a seamless 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-built to fit your window’s unique curves using advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five shades of white and natural wood colors, as well as a number of paints to match with your home’s décor. 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 added to eyebrow windows either by itself or alongside another window treatment. The window film will impede the UV light coming through the windows to keep your irreplaceable belongings from fading. A disadvantage of window tint is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Southern CA is here to help. Glance through our idea gallery for ideas on covering eyebrow windows and drop us a line at 888-611-2474 for your complimentary in-home consultation today.