Eyebrow Window Treatments Don’t Have to Be Tricky

Trevis Bruce

Eyebrow windows are a kind of arched windows that can be found in Jacksonville homes 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 rectangular shape of blinds and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they add to your home. So you’ll need an eyebrow window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Location, Size, and Function of Your Window

The first step in picking coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about your window’s location, size and function. Big eyebrow windows in bedrooms or living 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 integrates both kinds of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your windows happen to be mini dormers whose purpose is to let light into the attic, then it might not be necessary to add a window treatment unless you want to add curb appeal from the exterior. Though, if your windows are larger or are in a frequently used room on your upper floor, consider covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our top choice for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They can be used on both upper eyebrow windows and lower square windows to give a harmonious look to your windows. Typically, the shutter louvers on the eyebrow window can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Every shutter we make is custom assembled to fit your window’s curve by utilizing advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters are available in five shades of white and natural wood colors, as well as a number of paints to match with your home’s décor. If you prefer a wood look, Ovation® plantation shutters are also able to be custom-built to fit eyebrow windows.

Window Film or Tint

Window film or tint can be added to eyebrow windows either by itself or alongside another window treatment. The window film will impede UV rays that come through the windows to keep your belongings such as photographs and furniture from becoming washed out. A drawback of window tint is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window covering.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Jacksonville is here to help. Glance through our idea gallery for ideas on covering arched windows and drop us a line at 904-289-1663 for your complimentary in-home consultation today.