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30 Naturally Lit Living Rooms with Skylights


Jaw-dropping living rooms, each illuminated by brilliant skylights. Each room is delicate in design and features amazing skylights.

This quaint living room has a skylight for a ceiling, lighting the entire room with natural and beautiful light. The soft color scheme illuminated gingerly for a warm atmosphere.

Welcome to our gallery featuring a collection of spectacular living rooms with skylights.

Skylights were first used in ancient Roman architecture, but these skylights were open, and had no coverage. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution, when the manufacturing of glass was perfected, that the glazed, or closed, skylights were created. Recently, skylights have moved from just a gorgeous piece of design, to being part of a great energy conservation movement.

Because of the recent developments in skylights, they now have the capability of daylighting. Daylighting is a the process of drawing natural light during the day into a building to create internal lighting. This is actually an ancient practice that was recently discovered as a great energy saver!

Skylights are a gorgeous addition to any home. They can create intriguing views to the outside, and draw in copious amounts of light. Each skylight, as you will see in our gallery, can be created to fit your home however you please. Whether you want something dainty to add just a little bit of light in just the right spot, or something grand that will light an entire room, each design can be molded and personalized to you and your home.

The image featured above is an example of a ceiling made entirely of skylights. The light is able to filter in and create a lavish glow throughout the space. Many of the images in this gallery highlight living rooms with contemporary color schemes and modern designs– each one with individually crafted and carefully placed skylights to bring elegant natural light into every room.

We hope you find this gallery as delightful and breathtaking as we did!

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This gorgeous sunroom's modern color scheme is brightened by the light filtering through endless glazing. A large L-shaped couch moves with the walls of the room to focus on the center of the space.

This gorgeous sunroom’s modern color scheme is brightened by the light filtering through endless glazing. A large L-shaped couch moves with the walls of the room to focus on the center of the space.

The same room is easily lit by dainty ceiling lights along the perimeter of the room as the sun sets. The fantastic skylights leave a romantic feeling as residents can gaze from the living room to the setting sun outside.

The same room is easily lit by dainty ceiling lights along the perimeter of the room as the sun sets. The fantastic skylights leave a romantic feeling as residents can gaze from the living room to the setting sun outside.

This contemporary living room brings together neutral colors and elegant gray floors under two square skylights. The natural light giving the modernized living room a peaceful atmosphere.

This contemporary living room brings together neutral colors and elegant gray floors under two square skylights. The natural light gives the modernized living room a peaceful atmosphere.

A different angle of the prior room exposes the centralized skylights illuminating the communal space of the room. Multiple glass doorways line the walls to continue the natural feeling of this living room.

A different angle of the prior room exposes the centralized skylights illuminating the communal space of the room. Multiple glass doorways line the walls to continue the natural feeling of this living room.

A brilliant string of skylights line the peaked ceiling of this living room. The natural dark wooden furniture gives the whole room a sense of sophistication–and a hint of simplicity.

A brilliant string of skylights line the peaked ceiling of this living room. The natural dark wooden furniture gives the whole room a sense of sophistication–and a hint of simplicity.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

For those of you with a more geometric style in mind, this room features a shapely skylight that does not directly fall down into the room. A slight angle in the ceiling creates a softer light, but still gives it that natural glimmer.

For those of you with a more geometric style in mind, this room features a shapely skylight that does not directly fall down into the room. A slight angle in the ceiling creates a softer light, but still gives it that natural glimmer.

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This living room is featured in a loft, and has a skylight that's perfect for reading. With traditional seating located right below the organic light, you can read with ease each morning.

This living room is featured in a loft, and has a skylight that’s perfect for reading. With traditional seating located right below the organic light, you can read with ease each morning.

This fantastic sunroom offers a beautiful wooden theme, with multiple skylights on the ceiling. This natural pine paneling pops with the shimmer of the natural light entering from the windows and skylights.

This fantastic sunroom offers a beautiful wooden theme, with multiple skylights on the ceiling. This natural pine paneling pops with the shimmer of the natural light entering from the windows and skylights.

This great living room gives the great feeling of a patio, while still being inside. The geometrical skylights angled towards the wicker seating sets a tranquil atmosphere, even in cloudy weather.

This great living room gives the great feeling of a patio, while still being inside. The geometrical skylights angled towards the wicker seating sets a tranquil atmosphere, even in cloudy weather.

This dazzling sunflower yellow room is sure to brighten up any house. Luminous skylights add to the whimsical and joyful feeling of the room by adding a soft glow to the wicker furniture and colorful walls.

This dazzling sunflower yellow room is sure to brighten up any house. Luminous skylights add to the whimsical and joyful feeling of the room by adding a soft glow to the wicker furniture and colorful walls.

For those of you looking for a more subtle skylight, this cozy living room features three skylights angled away from the center of the room. The windows face away, allowing the raw light to illuminate the room, without overpowering it.

For those of you looking for a more subtle skylight, this cozy living room features three skylights angled away from the center of the room. The windows face away, allowing the raw light to illuminate the room, without overpowering it.

This outstanding room features glazing that leads right up into angled skylights. The dark hardwood floors are given a glossy finish under the pure sunlight in this open living room.

This outstanding room features glazing that leads right up into angled skylights. The dark hardwood floors are given a glossy finish under the pure sunlight in this open living room.

Rustic furniture with magnificent hardwood flooring makes a great partner for the glass entrance of this home. A skylight adds a beautiful continuation of the glass from the front wall and into this gorgeous living room.

Rustic furniture with magnificent hardwood flooring makes a great partner for the glass entrance of this home. A skylight adds a beautiful continuation of the glass from the front wall and into this gorgeous living room.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

This woodland home unifies the living room and the wilderness with beautiful glazing. It adds to the natural feel with skylights lining the ceiling to provide lush lighting to the home.

This woodland home unifies the living room and the wilderness with beautiful glazing. It adds to the natural feel with skylights lining the ceiling to provide lush lighting to the home.

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This living room has an asymmetrical ceiling, with a skylight on only one side of the room. The modern color scheme coordinates with the peaceful warmth of the skylight.

This living room has an asymmetrical ceiling, with a skylight on only one side of the room. The modern color scheme coordinates with the peaceful warmth of the skylight.

Here we can see the same room, focusing more on the way the skylight gleams on the white marble flooring. The soft blue curtains accentuate the contemporary colors of the room.

Here we can see the same room, focusing more on the way the skylight gleams on the white marble flooring. The soft blue curtains accentuate the contemporary colors of the room.

Large windows share an amazing view with this soft yellow living room. The skylights pull light into the room to accent the front of the room, where the exquisite mantle lays.

Large windows share an amazing view with this soft yellow living room. The skylights pull light into the room to accent the front of the room, where the exquisite mantle lays.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

This charming living room features an octagonal skylight that illuminates the center of this space. Accents of canary yellow and royal purple tie the room together for a modern and enjoyable design.

This charming living room features an octagonal skylight that illuminates the center of this space. Accents of canary yellow and royal purple tie the room together for a modern and enjoyable design.

This neutral toned room is dappled with midnight blue colors and lit by a simple skylight. The angled ceiling pushes the natural light from the center of the room, and gives the beginning of the space a light glow.

This neutral toned room is dappled with midnight blue colors and lit by a simple skylight. The angled ceiling pushes the natural light from the center of the room, and gives the beginning of the space a light glow.

Two grand skylights stand out in this high-ceiling living room. The all white color scheme with accents of taupe flourishes under the natural lighting from the windows and skylights.

Two grand skylights stand out in this high-ceiling living room. The all white color scheme with accents of taupe flourishes under the natural lighting from the windows and skylights.

This simple living room with dark hardwood flooring and minimal furnishing features a grand skylight with two different geometrical shapes in one. The skylight pulls up from the actual roofing itself to bring as much natural light into this contemporary living room as possible.

This simple living room with dark hardwood flooring and minimal furnishing features a grand skylight with two different geometrical shapes in one. The skylight pulls up from the actual roofing itself to bring as much natural light into this contemporary living room as possible.

This fun little living room has a great summer feel. With gray wooden panels on the wall and ceiling, this quaint space is wild and pleasant. Beautiful light filtering down from the skylights to give it the perfect open and delightful atmosphere.

This fun little living room has a great summer feel. With gray wooden panels on the wall and ceiling, this quaint space is wild and pleasant. Beautiful light filtering down from the skylights to give it the perfect open and delightful atmosphere.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

This playful living room is shaped with gorgeous geometric points. Skylights are angled to face inward to accentuate the brilliant reds and the natural hardwood.

This playful living room is shaped with gorgeous geometric points. Skylights are angled to face inward to accentuate the brilliant reds and the natural hardwood.

This peaceful living room is lit by a centered skylight. The beautiful hardwood flooring gleams beside the neutral colored furniture in this simple space.

This peaceful living room is lit by a centered skylight. The beautiful hardwood flooring gleams beside the neutral colored furniture in this simple space.

The same living room is featured from a different angle, revealing the chic mantel and elegant furnishing. The skylight is the only light source on the ceiling of this modern room.

The same living room is featured from a different angle, revealing the chic mantel and elegant furnishing. The skylight is the only light source on the ceiling of this modern room.

This wild living room has a great woodland feeling with the line of skylights angled down into the living room. The soft yellow of the arm chairs contrasts the contemporary colors of the rest of the space.

This wild living room has a great woodland feeling with the line of skylights angled down into the living room. The soft yellow of the arm chairs contrasts the contemporary colors of the rest of the space.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

This playful little living room brings together bold colors and fun furniture. A skylight is the main source of light, and it's angled into the room to bring out the great color scheme.

This playful little living room brings together bold colors and fun furniture. A skylight is the main source of light, and it’s angled into the room to bring out the great color scheme.

This luxurious house has a grand stairwell and gorgeous contemporary colors. The high ceiling dappled with skylights brings a full and natural illumination into this stunning room.

This luxurious house has a grand stairwell and gorgeous contemporary colors. The high ceiling dappled with skylights brings a full and natural illumination into this stunning room.

This upscale spa room features lavish details from a pebble lining on the floor, to intricate designs on the wall. A splendid skylight lighting the entire room with a warm and sober radiance.

This upscale spa room features lavish details from a pebble lining on the floor, to intricate designs on the wall. A splendid skylight lighting the entire room with a warm and sober radiance.

Source: Zillow DigsTM

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