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Best First Impressions: Gorgeously Illuminated Entry Rooms with Skylights

We always tend to put our best foot forward when it comes to home design and few things help us make a better impression in this regard than the smart entry room. The entry is a space that does much more than welcome your homes gleefully. It provides a space to hang coats and hats while tucking away those dirty boots and weathered umbrellas. Some entries also have space for a smart bench with additional storage options. Adding brightness and elegance to these multi-tasking and inviting spaces is the skylight – a perfect way to usher in plenty of natural light.

Lighting fixture grabs your attention here as much as the skylight [From: Mascheroni Construction]

The entry with skylight is a space that makes a big visual impact just with its sheer cheerful appeal and plenty of panache. For those who feel that the entry way is a bit too dark and boring, a simple skylight can make a big difference. This is especially true in case of small entries where the space is limited and windows do not exist. This is a look at the best ideas around, inspiring you to go down the skylight route –

Create Something Extravagant!

Not a fan of the understated? Not to worry as the skylight can be combined with a stunning entry room to wow your guests even before they step into the living area. This works even better in entries with themes such as Mediterranean, Victorian or even modern art deco with an air for flair! Make sure though that the design of the skylight matches with that of the entry both in terms of its style and its hue. Ornate skylights with tinted glass look great in classical settings with a sweeping presence while a beautiful ceiling with a smart skylight is right for the contemporary space.

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Exquisite entry with brick wall backdrop and a skylight
Grand contemporary entry with a series of skylights that adds to the majestic visual [From: Edmunds Studios Photography]
Awesome traditional entry welcomes you with grandeur [From: MI Design]

A Glass Roof?

Who says that you have to go small with your skylight in the entry room! The grand skylight that turns almost the entire ceiling into a glass roof is a showstopper that can give any modern entry room an industrial chic vibe. A stunning all-glass roof steals the spotlight instantly and it can usher in a flood of natural light into the living room as well. Some of these amazing skylights also come with retractable designs, allowing you to bring the night sky and the star-studded magic indoors. For those who love the extravagant, this is an undoubted favorite.

Large skylight connects the entry with the world outside
Skylight or glass roof for the entry, you decide! [From: Falke Photography – Arch and Interior Design]
Amazing eclectic entry design brings in a flood of natural light [From: DH INTERIORS]

Contemporary Entry Ideas

The small skylight for the modern entry can be added in multiple ways; from the one in the corner to the little skylights that can be arranged in a series to make a bigger impact. If you want a brighter entry room without placing too much importance on the skylight, push the skylights to the corner or cover the skylight with a pendant to combine different sources of light.

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Simple skylight for the contemporary entry [From: JGB Custom Homes]
Skylight for the entry also impacts the facade of the house at times [From: ZeroEnergy Design]
Mudroom with ample coat space and skylights above [From: LDa Architecture & Interiors]

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