Eyebrow Window Treatments Don’t Have to Be a Challenge

Holly Perron

Eyebrow windows are a kind of specialty windows that can be found in homes in Boston and can be a challenge to cover with window treatments due to their shape. Their signature long, curved shape means that the usual rectangular shape of blinds and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they add to your home. So it’s best to find an eyebrow window treatment that can be customized to your window’s shape. 

The Specifics of Your Window

The first step in choosing coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about your window’s size, location, and function. Big eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or living areas will need some kind of covering to adjust for light and coordinate with your home’s décor. Many eyebrow windows in living areas are set on top of a larger standard window. So you might benefit from a window treatment that protects and accentuates both sets of windows accordingly.

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 you may not need to cover these windows unless you want to add curb appeal from the exterior. Though, if your windows are sizeable or are in a heavily used room on your upper floor, you may want to think about covering them to have control over light levels and privacy.

Custom Plantation Shutters

Our top choice for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. These shutters can be used on both lower square windows and the upper eyebrow window to give a coordinated look to your windows. Typically, the louvers on an eyebrow shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Each shutter is custom assembled to fit your window’s individual shape using advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered in five stains of white and natural wood colors, as well as a number of paints to match with your existing home design. If you prefer a 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 put on eyebrow windows either by itself or paired with another window covering. The window film will reduce the UV light coming through the windows to keep your belongings such as photographs and furniture from discoloring. A disadvantage of window tint is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Find The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters Boston is here to help. Look through our design gallery for tips on covering arched windows and give us a call at 781-352-2205 for a free in-home consultation today.