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Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be Difficult

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a kind of arched windows that are found in Washington DC homes and can be a challenge to accessorize with window coverings due to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the traditional square shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the aesthetics they add to your home. So you’ll want an eyebrow window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Location, Size, and Function of Your Window

The first step in finding eyebrow window treatments is to think about your window’s size, location, and function. Large eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or living areas should have some type of covering to control for light and match your home’s décor. Most similar windows in living areas are set atop a larger standard window. So you might benefit from a window treatment that protects and integrates both sets of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your windows happen to be mini dormers whose design is to let light into an upstairs room, then you may not need to add a window treatment unless you want to add appeal to your home’s exterior. However, if your windows are bigger or are in a frequently used room upstairs, consider covering them to add more privacy.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Our first pick for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They can be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a harmonious look to your windows. Usually, 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 any window’s individual shape by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a wide array of paints to match with your existing home design. For a more natural wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be custom-built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be put on eyebrow windows either by itself or paired with another window treatment. The window film will block light entering through the windows to protect your belongings such as photographs and furniture from discoloring. A drawback of window film is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window covering.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters DC is here to help. Glance through our idea gallery for ideas on accessorizing arched windows and give us a call at 240-339-2588 for a complimentary in-home consultation today.