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Eyebrow Window Treatments Are No Longer a Hassle

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a kind of partly rounded windows that are found in homes in Tampa and are 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 blinds and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they add to your home. So you’ll want an eyebrow window treatment that can be customized to your window’s shape. 

The Window’s Location, Size, and Function

The first step in choosing coverings for eyebrow windows is to consider the window’s location, function and size. Big eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or common areas will need some kind of covering to adjust for light and 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 sets of windows accordingly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If you happen to have eyebrow windows as mini dormers whose purpose is to let light into an upstairs room, then it might not be necessary to add a window treatment unless you want to add curb appeal from the outside looking in. However, if your windows are larger or are in a commonly used room upstairs, you may want to think about covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our top recommendation for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They can be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a coordinated look to your windows. In most cases, the louvers on your shutter can either be arranged in a sunburst shape or horizontally. Every shutter we make is custom assembled to match your window’s unique curves by way of 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 match with your home’s décor. 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 arched windows either on its own or partnered with another window covering. The window film will block light entering through the windows to protect your belongings such as photographs and furniture from fading. One downside of window tint is the fact that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatments.

Find The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Tampa has the answer. Glance through our design gallery for tips on covering arched and eyebrow windows and drop us a line at 813-580-7288 for a complimentary in-home consultation today.