There are several amazing ways in which you can alter the look of your home and while some require a change in the theme of your interiors and a revamping of the décor, others rely on the very structure of your home to provide a natural variation.
Though most people spend enormous amount of time on color pallets, themes and style of furnishings, one can easily ignore the lighting aspect of interior design. If that is indeed the case though, you are doing it at your own peril as fabulous lighting can often make or break the look of your home. This is precisely where the concept of skylights shines in!
Living rooms with skylights can add a whole new dimension to your home and unlike popular perception; they are not just the excessive indulgence of the rich. If anything, modern design pretty much mandates beautiful and smart natural ventilation that serves you manifold. From aesthetics to ergonomics skylights cover every base and do so in a vividly brilliant fashion.
Check out this collection of living rooms with skylights, and be inspired to incorporate one into the design of your own dream home as well —
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by Gast Architects
Let there be light, with a gorgeous skylight!
by ACANTHUS Architecture & Design
Ventilation is an essential aspect of design and no matter how beautiful your interiors are and how extravagant the furnishings, without the right illumination, it all just goes to waste. This is all the more reason why one needs a Skylight to brighten up the living room during the day. The right placement of a skylight is vital and at times one can employ a series of small and smart skylights to get the desired result.
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While there are many added benefits that come with skylights, their use particularly for living spaces is all about getting the best possible look. You want warm hues to radiate with brilliance and make the place inviting for all those who walk in.
by Helene Dabrowski Interiors
by Ojanen Chiou Architects LLP
Going Green and Saving some Green!
by My House Design Build Team
There is a very specific reason why skylights and their usage have become so very popular in recent times. Sure, there is the aesthetic appeal and the fascination that comes with watching the night sky delve into your living room, but the real reason goes way beyond what meets the eye. With the highly eco-conscious clients that designers and architects are having to deal with in the last 5 years or so, the idea of a skylight seems almost a must for a green home.
Skylights obviously offer natural ventilation that light up the dark corners without having to depend on conventional power sources and lighting fixtures. They are also great for regulating internal temperature of a structure in a natural fashion and all this helps in cutting down energy bills.
by Nunley Custom Homes
Considering the growing prices energy companies are charging in nations like the UK, cutting down on usage of conventional power sounds like a great option for home owners and skylights bring in this dimension as well. Not only do they help the planet, but also your purse!
by Butler Armsden Architects
by Paul Moon Design
by Noel Cross+Architects
by Tom Meaney Architect, AIA
Perfect for every Home
This probably is the biggest selling point when it comes to skylights and their installation. No matter what the style of your home, what the theme that you have employed and irrespective of the shades and hues that one employs, they fit in seamlessly with every plan. Opt between a fixed skylight or even a vented skylight that opens up when you wish to sleep under the stars!
by Peter A. Sellar
From the classic to the contemporary, from the minimalist to the modern and from the vintage to the eclectic, every house can incorporate a skylight into its design. Consult an expert and give it a shot and you are guaranteed to see your living in a whole new light!