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20 Delightful Kids’ Rooms with Skylights

A light that shines from up above as if presenting a portal to divine beauty, the skylight alters the appeal of a room and its aura completely. For many of us who are accustomed to interiors where it is only the window that brings in natural light, the presence of a skylight seems almost wondrous. And whether you choose to use it in the kitchen or in the bedroom, this window to the sky offers many benefits that go beyond mere aesthetics. Today we take a look at kids’ rooms that tap into the beauty of skylights and light tubes as a flood of radiance illuminates them ever so beautifully!

Smart use of skylight in rooms with low ceiling can create a sense of spaciousness 20 Delightful Kids’ Rooms with Skylights
Smart use of skylight in rooms with low ceiling can create a sense of spaciousness [Design: into interior design]

Adding a skylight to the kids’ room depends on the aesthetics of the room, its location, and of course, the amount of natural light it already receives. Style is barely a factor here, and while adding a skylight to an existing room can be a tough task, planning for one during construction is a whole lot easier. From the captivating to the subtle, here is a collection of 20 awesome kids’ rooms that embrace the skylight gleefully –

A Light-filled Playroom

The playroom in the house is arguably the most conducive place for the installation of a skylight, and it is also the room that benefits the most. If your little ones can barely ever get enough time and space to play outside, then bringing the outdoors inside might not really be that bad of an alternative. Even if it is just some sunshine beaming through, a glimpse of the beautiful blue sky and the lush green canopy that surrounds the house; this little view can make a big difference indeed.

Skylight brings the sky and canopy indoors into the room [Design: Ensoul Interior Architecture]
Skylight brings the sky and canopy indoors into the room [Design: Ensoul Interior Architecture]
Modern kids' playroom and bedroom with a series of skylights [Design: arbejazz architects studio]
Modern kids’ playroom and bedroom with a series of skylights [Design: arbejazz architects studio]

In some cases, that lone, large and rectangular skylight might not be enough for the large playroom, and here you can opt for multiple smaller skylights that also bring in some geometric contrast with their round silhouette. From an old garage that is turned into a spacious play area to a custom treehouse that is already bathed in light, skylights definitely elevate the ‘fun quotient’ of a playroom instantly!

Industrial kids' playroom that was previously a garage [From: Menter Byrne Architects / Subtle Light Photography]
Industrial kids’ playroom that was previously a garage [From: Menter Byrne Architects / Subtle Light Photography]
Treehouse and play area with skylight creates a wonderful private retreat for the kids [From: Verner Architects / Halkin Photography]
Treehouse and play area with skylight creates a wonderful private retreat for the kids [From: Verner Architects / Halkin Photography]

Smart Kids’ Bedrooms

Placement of a skylight in the kids’ bedroom is all about finding the right place for it and combining it with the already existing pendant and recessed lights. Whether it is the dashing boys’ bedroom or the gorgeous girls’ bedroom that is filled with an air of femininity, the skylight allows you to present the space in the best possible light, quite literally! Placing the skylight above the bed is another cool option that brings the star-studded night sky into the kids’ room and turns it into a dreamy, magical setting.

Innovative kids' bedroom design with twin beds [Design: Adelfia Painting LTD]
Innovative kids’ bedroom design with twin beds [Design: Adelfia Painting LTD]
Kids' bedroom with bunk bed, a lovely window seat and skylight [Design: Taylor Lombardo Architects]
Kids’ bedroom with bunk bed, a lovely window seat and skylight [Design: Taylor Lombardo Architects]
Room with multiple beds is great for sleepovers [Design: Hyrum McKay Bates Design]
Room with multiple beds is great for sleepovers [Design: Hyrum McKay Bates Design]
Classic boys bedroom with striped walls and skylight [Design: Dennison and Dampier Interior Design]
Classic boys bedroom with striped walls and skylight [Design: Dennison and Dampier Interior Design]

Multiple skylights in the kids’ bedroom often lead to too much light, and it is only advisable to install more than one skylight if the room is large enough to house several beds. A bunk bedroom is the perfect spot for this, and with right insulation (or even a retractable shade), these skylights can completely alter the atmosphere of the room without affecting its energy-efficiency.

Gorgeous midcentury girls' bedroom with skylight [Design: Flegel's Construction]
Gorgeous midcentury girls’ bedroom with skylight [Design: Flegel’s Construction]
Pink and white shabby chic kids' bedroom [From: Colin Cadle Photography]
Pink and white shabby chic kids’ bedroom [From: Colin Cadle Photography]
Contemporary nursery with colorful fixture above the crib [From: Miguel de Guzman / ImagenSubliminal]
Contemporary nursery with colorful fixture above the crib [From: Miguel de Guzman / ImagenSubliminal]

Space-Conscious Designs

The skylight in the small bedroom is an absolute life-saver. If you are thinking about turning the attic into a retreat for your kids that accommodates their bedroom, study and play area, then skylights are definitely something you should consider. Unlike in the case of large windows, the skylight fills the small kids’ bedroom with ample natural light without casting shadows in any particular direction. It also does not visually fragment the space and evenly illuminates every corner of the modest bedroom. Adding to all of this is the visual of the sky, which ushers in a sense of spaciousness and removes any perceptible claustrophobia.

Small contemporary kids' room with twin skylights [Design: Creative Space Design and Build]
Small contemporary kids’ room with twin skylights [Design: Creative Space Design and Build]
Space-savvy contemporary kids' room in white with skylights [Design: MW Architects]
Space-savvy contemporary kids’ room in white with skylights [Design: MW Architects]
Decor and toys bring color to the kids' playroom with large skylights [Design: Orchestrate]
Decor and toys bring color to the kids’ playroom with large skylights [Design: Orchestrate]
Refined modern playroom with a map on the wall, skylight and spacious shelf [Design: Kati Curtis Design]
Refined modern playroom with a map on the wall, skylight and spacious shelf [Design: Kati Curtis Design]

Breaking Style Constraints

A skylight definitely does not disturb the existing style of the kids’ room and only enhances it several fold. But the advantages of a skylight do not stop there. Especially in the kids’ room (and maybe more so in the teen room) a skylight can actually inculcate the habit of getting up with the sun each morning! That might not sound like much, but ask any parent who needs to force their kids out of bed a million times each morning, and they will definitely tell you that it is a luxury they would love to have!

Rustic kids' attic bedroom with skylight and a neutral color scheme
Rustic kids’ attic bedroom with skylight and a neutral color scheme
Traditional kids' bedroom with twin beds and skylights [Design: BC Custom Construction]
Traditional kids’ bedroom with twin beds and skylights [Design: BC Custom Construction]
Wall of bunk beds in orange for the kids' room [Design: Bighorn Custom Builders]
Wall of bunk beds in orange for the kids’ room [Design: Bighorn Custom Builders]
Colorful kids' attic bedroom in yellow [Design: cl845]
Colorful kids’ attic bedroom in yellow [Design: cl845]

From cutting energy costs in the winter to bringing freshness and creating a healthy living atmosphere, a skylight offers a host of rewards unlike anything else. Maybe it is time you think about bringing one into the kids’ room as well!

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