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Eyebrow Window Treatments Don't Have to Be Tricky

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a style of partly rounded windows that can be found in homes in Minneapolis 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 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 Location, Size, and Function of Your Window

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 type 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 matches both types of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If you happen to have eyebrow windows as mini dormers whose job 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 heavily used room upstairs, consider covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our first pick for eyebrow windows. These shutters are able to be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a harmonious 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 unique curves by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a variety of paints to coordinate with your home’s décor. For a more natural wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters are also able to 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 impede the UV light coming through the windows to keep your belongings such as photographs and furniture from fading. One disadvantage of window tint is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window covering.

Find The Best 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.