Which window is an eyebrow window? Is is the imperfect arch window? Or is it the window that is rectangular on the bottom and slightly arched on the top? Or the elliptically shaped window?
You can find all types of similar to arch, yet not an arch, windows as architectural windows or above a rectangular window or as a entry door transom.
It doesn't matter what they are called, one thing all these windows have in common, they are difficult to cover.
Here we will call the window that is rectangular on the bottom and slightly arched on the top the eyebrow window. Think of it as a window that is raising its eyebrow.
The imperfect arch that is much wider than half its height we will call an elliptical window.
Most ideas for arch window treatments do not work for these odd windows, so a new set of ideas are needed for the eyebrow and elliptical windows.
Please note: A perfect arch is half as high as it is wide. Many, but not all, arch window treatments will work with some imperfectness like up to 2" (each manufacturer is different).
Top-down cellular shades work very well with eyebrow or elliptical windows not only because the cellular shades can be shaped into any shape like eyebrow and elliptical, but with our special system they can be fully opened providing you with a completely unobstructed view. Top down works very well with these shapes since the bottom is the widest part of the window.
This also works with any shape that is narrower on the top like bullet arches or half-arches, like these shapes below:
Shutters in elliptical or eyebrow shape can be made either with the slats across or in a sunburst fashion. In both options, the slats can usually be tilted for light/privacy control.
For a more cost effective solution try these mock eyebrow shutters, made from real wood, and matches to all types of shutters and wood blinds.
In the elliptical shape, however, they can be either open only or closed only. But the open version can be lined with sunscreen for UV ray protection.
For more information about the mock shutters click here.
Curved and flexible curtain rods can be used for elliptical and eyebrow window curtains. The height of the window determines which style is appropriate.
The sunburst curtain is made for shorter windows. It is usually made with sheer materials (but it is not a must) and is gathered round and round the arched part and it comes together in the center bottom where it is adorned with a rose, medallion or a pouf. This curtain can be custom made or you can buy this kit to make it yourself.
Tieback curtains can be used on eyebrow windows, too, if they are tall enough. You simply put on the curtains onto a flexible rod that bends to the exact eyebrow shape.
Here's a list of window treatments that can be used for either eyebrow, elliptical, or extended eyebrow window.
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