Eyebrow Window Treatments Are No Longer Tricky

George Christ

Eyebrow windows are a kind of partly rounded windows that can be found in homes in Minneapolis 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 typical 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 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 think about your window’s location, function and size. Large eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or common areas should have some sort of covering to adjust for light and match your home’s décor. Most eyebrow windows in common areas are set on top of a larger rectangular window. So you might benefit from a window treatment that covers and matches both kinds of windows seamlessly.

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 appeal to your home’s exterior. Though, if your windows are larger or are in a commonly used room upstairs, consider covering them for privacy and light control.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our primary recommendation for eyebrow windows. These shutters are able to be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a seamless look to your windows. Typically, the louvers on your shutter can either be arranged in a sunburst shape or horizontally. Every shutter we make is customized to match your window’s curve by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a wide array of paints to coordinate with your home’s décor. For a more natural wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters are also able to be built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be added to eyebrow windows either on its own or alongside another window covering. The window film will block the UV light coming through the windows to keep your irreplaceable belongings from becoming washed out. One drawback of window tint is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window treatment options.

Find Beautiful Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Minneapolis can help. Glance through our home fashion gallery for tips on covering eyebrow windows and then call us at 952-856-8130 for your free in-home consultation today.