Arched window with shutters

Eyebrow Window Treatments Shouldn't Be Difficult

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a type of arched windows which are found in homes in New Brunswick and can be a challenge to cover with window treatments because of to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the usual rectangular shape of shades or drapes hide their curves and the aesthetics they bring to your home. So you’ll need a window treatment that can be customized to your window’s shape. 

The Specifics of Your Window

The first step in picking coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about the window’s size, function, and location. Large eyebrow windows in bedrooms or living areas should have some sort of covering to adjust for light and match your home’s décor. Many eyebrow windows in common areas are set on top of a larger standard window. So you’ll want a window treatment that protects and matches both types of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your windows happen to be 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 wish to add curb appeal from the exterior. However, if your windows are larger or are in a heavily used room on your upper floor, you might consider covering them to add more privacy.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our top choice 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. In most cases, the louvers on an eyebrow shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Each shutter is customized to fit any window’s curve by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five stains of white and natural wood colors, and a number of paints to match with your existing home design. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters can also be custom-built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be applied to arched windows either by itself or partnered with another window treatment. The window film will block the UV light coming through the windows to keep your furniture and carpet from fading. A drawback of window film is the fact that it offers less privacy than other window covering.

Get Perfect Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters New Brunswick is here to help. Glance through our design gallery for tips on accessorizing arched windows and drop us a line at 732-301-6168 for a complimentary window design consultation today.

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