Eyebrow Window Treatments Are No Longer Tricky

Stefano Diotaiuti

Eyebrow windows are a type of arched windows that are found in Nashville homes and can be a challenge to cover with window treatments due to their shape. Their signature shape of being long and curved up top means that the typical square shape of blinds, draperies, and shades hide their curves and the architectural interest they bring to your home. So it’s best to find an eyebrow window treatment that can complement your window’s shape. 

The Specifics of Your Window

The first step in finding coverings for eyebrow windows is to think about the window’s function, location, and size. Big eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or living areas should have some sort of covering to control for light and coordinate with your home’s décor. Most eyebrow windows in common areas are set atop a larger rectangular window. So you’ll want a window treatment that protects and accentuates both sets of windows seamlessly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If you happen to have eyebrow windows as 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. However, if your windows are sizeable or are in a frequently used room on your upper floor, you may want to think about covering them for privacy and light control.

Custom-built Plantation Shutters

Our top pick for eyebrow windows is Polywood® plantation shutters. They 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 your shutter can either be arranged in a sunburst shape or horizontally. Each shutter is custom-built to match your window’s individual shape using 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 style. 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 added to arched windows either on its own or alongside another window treatment. The window film will block light entering through the windows to protect your furniture and carpet from becoming washed out. A downside of window film is that it offers less privacy than other window covering.

Find Beautiful Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

No matter the curves or size of your eyebrow window, Sunburst Shutters Nashville is here to help. Glance through our design gallery for tips on covering arched and eyebrow windows and give us a call at 615-236-8530 for your complimentary in-home consultation today.