Sensational Skylights: Light Up Your Home Life
One of these amazing skylight ideas could be just what you need to turn your house into a light-filled oasis
Skylights have come a long way from the days of a simple square window installed into the ceiling. They are now standout architectural features that can flood any room of the house with sun and natural light, and that can be nothing short of life-changing. These ideas are sure to have you thinking about options for your house.
Circle of light. The great thing about skylights is that they let in a lot of light without compromising on privacy. This round marvel dominates the room in the best possible way, and the rounded edges serve to soften the whole room.
Sky wash. Powder rooms are often tiny and dark, but this one is positively uplifting thanks to that generous skylight. In case you were wondering, the glass ceiling is limited to the vanity area – the toilet offers the privacy you’d hope for.
Sunshower. If it isn’t possible to have a bathroom wall of windows to let in the light, a skylight could be the solution you need. Showering in this bathroom would be quite the experience.
Showering in this bathroom would also be just as fabulous – in the morning or under the starry night sky.
Living well. Do you gravitate to the most light-filled areas of your home? Skylights tend to act like magnets and vastly increase the living space people actually use.
Triple treat. Why stop at one skylight when multiple installations could make your living room even lovelier? The timber work on this ceiling turns these skylights into highlights.
On purpose. Echoing the shape of a knockout skylight makes it feel less of a functional addition and more of a feature worth celebrating. The round light fitting over the dining table fulfils this mission beautifully.
Hall halo. Skylights installed over a stairwell brighten both upstairs and downstairs areas and add architectural interest to boot.
Undercover. The outdoors may not be an obvious installation location for skylights, but this house shows just how well it can work.
Natural phenomenon. Ever tried cooking in a dimly lit kitchen? Very frustrating. Skylights are the answer, of course. Chopping and stirring beneath natural light is far more pleasant than in kitchens awash in artificial light – save that for night-time and install dimmer switches to set the mood.