Indoor Skylights: 37 Beautiful Examples To Tempt You To Have One For Yourself
Skylights can completely change the feel of a room. They don’t just let in more natural light, they also create a much more open feeling of space. By adding glass to a low ceiling you can make it feel higher, seeing the sky through a high ceiling gives it the illusion of being part of an outdoor space. A window above your bed allows you to gaze at the stars or passing clouds, and one above a dining room could have you eating beneath the trees. There are tons of ways in which to enjoy a skylight into your home, and we’ve put together an inspirational gallery with 37 of our most favourite installations.
Designer: Horacio Cherniavsky, Viviana Pozzoli
Everything feels more zen under the sun and trees. This skylight design folds around from flat roof top position into a vertical window. The continuous cutout of the wall into the roofline opens up a seamless view of the trees and their overhanging branches.
It’s not just us humans that thrive in the sunshine, indoor plants will flourish under a well placed skylight. Just be careful that their new growth won’t completely block out your share of the light too.
Even if a room already has a lot of windows, opening up the ceiling can still change the dynamics. An octagonal roof lantern brings extra sunshine into the very centre of this yellow accent living room with dual aspect windows.
Chunky natural roof beams look beautiful for sure, but they can also feel a little heavy and close the room in. Removing part of the roof beams in favour of a skylight will lighten and brighten, and ultimately enrich the look.
If you’re the type that likes to really stand out from the crowd, and have something in your home that no one else has, then you could commission a bespoke design that is tailored specifically to your space. Take inspiration from the unique angular window design in this modern home office.