Indoor Skylights: 37 Beautiful Examples To Tempt You To Have One For Yourself

Indoor Skylights: 37 Beautiful Examples To Tempt You To Have One For Yourself

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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.

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  • Designer: Horacio Cherniavsky, Viviana Pozzoli
  • Via: Arch Daily
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.

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  • Visualizer: Doan Nguyen
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.

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  • Visualizer: Adi S
Rooflights can present the possibility of opening up a modern living room into loft space to create a mezzanine level – adding a whole heap more of square footage to your home.

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  • Visualizer: Halo Studio
Skylights really finish off the airy look of a white walled contemporary living room, and can completely replace conventional windows in order to acquire more wall space for furniture or bookcases.

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  • Photographer: Dirk Van Overwalle
A single skylight can be enough to pleasantly light the shadowy end of an extremely long room.

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  • Designer: Micasa
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.

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  • Visualizer: Andriy Maheha
These flat roof skylights push light through a large an open plan room, casting sunny reflections over a glossy white kitchen all the way in the back.

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  • Photographer: Hey!Cheese
Increase daylight and view by combining roof elements with a conventional window line.

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  • Photographer: Chris Snook
A rectangular roof lantern will flood a large room in natural light, all the way into its corners. The glazed lantern also makes a stunning architectural feature.

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  • Designer: Vanillawood
The dark wooden ceiling in this book lover’s living room draws special attention to the bright box of light overhead. The added natural light is perfect for reading.

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  • Visualizer: Alpha Idea
Think in multiples for real wow factor. Change up the size, shape and positioning for a truly unique effect.

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  • Designer: Studio Lagom
Light is an essential part of courtyard design. An overhead light source gives the perfect natural sunbeam effect.

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  • Visualizer: BergaGonzalez
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.

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  • Visualizer: Third Aesthetic
Edge to edge glass makes a ceiling completely disappear.

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  • Designer: Square Feet Architects
A huge expanse of roof glass is supported by glass struts above this modern dining room, to give a crystal clear result. Strip lights highlight the border of the installation.

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  • Architect: Bolton Chalkin
A flat skylight serves the full length of this modern kitchen/diner/lounge space. Pendant lights are strewn across the glass for nightfall.

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  • Visualizer: Peter Ang
Combining several flat, sloped and vertical elements gives this plain white bedroom a massively dramatic look.

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  • Designer: RueTemple
Another light filled mezzanine facilitated by skylights – but this time the extra level has been added to a bedroom.

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  • Via: Sigma Homes
Rooflights are a must under the eaves.

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  • Designer: Martin Architects
Double-bank velux windows to elongate the line of light.

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  • Via: Designing A Room For A Young Girl
This kid’s bedroom scheme has a dreamy view of fluffy clouds – not just the cute cloud wall stickers – but real cloud formations floating overhead to watch and imagine shapes in.

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  • Visualizer: Kateryna Rudenko
A dark bedroom benefits from an elongated cutaway of both ceiling and wall.

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  • Designer: Studio Pure
Even narrow letterboxes of light can make all the difference in a shadowy space.

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  • Designer: Skylab
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.

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  • Photographer: Soopakorn Srisakul
Basement levels enjoy light from above via light wells. You can also send extra light flooding down the basement stairs by positioning a large skylight directly above it.

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  • Architect: Chenchow Little
Draw attention to a downward light source by planting a tree in its beams.

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  • Visualizer: Momentum Viz
All different types of spaces can be transformed by a skylight, from a long dingy hallway….

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  • Source: Hugo Carter
Rooms with retractable doors blur the boundaries between indoors and out, but a glass roof really blows the space open to the great outdoors.

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