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Eyebrow Window Treatments Are No Longer Difficult

January 06, 2017

Eyebrow windows are a kind of partly rounded windows that can be found in Detroit homes and are a challenge to accessorize with window coverings due to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the typical rectangular shape of blinds and shades hide their curves and the aesthetics they add to your home. So you’ll want a window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Specifics of Your Window

The first step in finding eyebrow window treatments is to think about the window’s size, location, and function. Large eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or living areas should have some kind of covering to adjust for light and match your home’s décor. Many similar windows in living areas are set on top of a larger rectangular window. So you may need a window treatment that covers and accentuates both kinds of windows accordingly.

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 cover these windows unless you wish to add appeal to your home’s exterior. Though, if youreyebrow windows are larger or are in a commonly used room upstairs, you may want to think about covering them to add more privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Polywood® plantation shutters are our first pick for eyebrow windows. They are able to be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a coordinated 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 fit your window’s unique curves by way of advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five stains of white and natural wood colors, and a wide array of paints to coordinate 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 applied 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 irreplaceable belongings from discoloring. A disadvantage of window tint is the fact that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Get Perfect Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Detroit is here to help. Visit our idea gallery for ideas on covering arched windows and give us a call at 248-429-9294 for a complimentary in-home consultation today.