Eyebrow Window Treatments Don’t Have to Be a Hassle

Curtis Orton

Eyebrow windows are a style of partly rounded windows that can be found in homes in San Jose and are a challenge to accessorize with window coverings 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 aesthetics they add to your home. So you’ll need an eyebrow window treatment that can show off your window’s shape. 

The Window’s Location, Size, and Function

The first step in choosing eyebrow window treatments is to think about the window’s function, size, and location. Large eyebrow windows that are in bedrooms or common areas will need some kind of covering to control for light and match your home’s décor. Most similar windows in common areas are set above a larger rectangular window. So you’ll want a window treatment that protects and accentuates both types of windows accordingly.

Eyebrow window above door with shutters

If your windows happen to be mini dormers whose purpose is to let light into an upstairs room, then you might not need to cover these windows unless you want to add appeal to your home’s exterior. However, if your windows are sizeable or are in a commonly used room upstairs, you might consider covering them to add more privacy.

Custom-built 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 harmonious look to your windows. Usually, the louvers on an eyebrow shutter can be arranged horizontally or fanned out into a sunburst. Every shutter we make is customized to match any window’s curve by utilizing advanced templating technology.

Polywood shutters can be ordered 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 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 covering. The window film will reduce the UV light coming through the windows to protect your furniture and carpet from discoloring. One downside of window film is that it doesn’t offer as much privacy as other window treatment options.

Get The Best Window Treatments For Your Eyebrow Windows

Regardless of the exact shape of your unique window, Sunburst Shutters San Jose has the answer. Visit our idea gallery for tips on covering eyebrow windows and drop us a line at 408-831-3373 for a free window design consultation today.