Growing up, I remember friends who lived in homes with skylights that always seemed to leak or were dirty. So I’ve never been much of a fan of skylights until now. There are a lot of amazing options to let the sun shine in from above.
I’m fascinated with tiny houses and think it would be fun to stay in one for a night or two. A small home is a great candidate for adding a skylight overhead – especially if you want to keep windows to a minimum for privacy.
Back in the seventies, skylights weren’t all that impressive looking. But today, there are so many unique twists – like adding artful woodwork to cast interesting shadows below.
Of course, a gorgeous skylight doesn’t have to be relegated to modern homes. A traditional kitchen gets additional sunlight above an elegant kitchen island.
Expansive skylights make it feel like you’re living right out in nature. You’ll often find a skylight or two in a Mid-Century modern home.
I love that this traditional dining room enjoys a circular portal with a skylight. It really sets off the light fixture and adds a touch of eclectic charm.
Bathrooms are often short on windows to ensure privacy, so the use of a window in the roof is a good way to add plenty of natural light.
I’ve always loved the idea of windows overhead in a bedroom. Gazing at the moon and stars while falling asleep seems so peaceful and magical. And if those shades are set to a timer to block the morning sun – all the better!
A round, custom skylight is a wonderful feature in a wood ceiling, don’t you think?
I’ve often thought about putting a skylight in our kitchen ceiling, which has no second floor above it. Maybe someday!
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