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Eyebrow Window Treatments Don't Have to Be Difficult

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a kind of arched windows which can be found in homes in Philadelphia and are a challenge to cover with window treatments due to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the usual square shape of blinds, draperies, and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they bring to your home. So it’s best to find a window treatment that can complement 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, function, and location. Large eyebrow windows in bedrooms or common areas will need some type of covering to adjust for light as well as accentuate your home’s décor. Many eyebrow windows in common areas are set above a larger rectangular window. So you may need a window treatment that covers and accentuates both kinds of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your home’s eyebrow windows are mini dormers whose purpose is to let light into the attic, then you may not need to add a window treatment unless you wish to add appeal to your home’s exterior. However, if youreyebrow windows are sizeable or are in a heavily used room upstairs, consider covering them to add more privacy.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our number one pick for eyebrow windows. These shutters are able to be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a coordinated look to your windows. Most of the time, the louvers on your shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Each shutter is custom assembled to match any window’s individual shape using advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five shades 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 can also be customized to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be added to eyebrow windows either on its own or paired with another window covering. The window film will reduce light entering through the windows to protect your belongings such as photographs and furniture from becoming washed out. One downside of window film is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window treatments.

Get Perfect Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Philadelphia has the answer. Glance through our home fashion gallery for ideas on accessorizing eyebrow windows and then call us at 215-874-4897 for your complimentary in-home consultation today.