29 Jan Top trends in skylights for 2020 – how do you flood your rooms with light?
More light. It’s a request that we get more often than any other when we’re refurbishing a home or building an extension – rear, side or loft – but what people often don’t fully appreciate is that this innocent and oh so popular request opens up a whole host of options to choose from, so this article is dedicated to that selection.
Just as the way you decorate or furnish your home says something about your style, your choice of skylight – from traditional Velux windows to architecturally styled roof lanterns – also says something about you.
So far 2020 has not been the best of years, but one positive that has come out of spending so much time at home is that we’ve all had the opportunity to recognise the importance of the place we live being more than just a space for eating and sleeping. In increasing numbers people are recognising the importance of making their house a home of their own, a place with the space to suit their needs and a style to suit their personality. So, with that in mind, we thought we’d give you a little insight into the trends you might consider this year and into the next should you be considering upgrading your home.
Light as a design feature
The way sunlight fills a space is not uniform, the window or skylight it passes through creates a beam that is further shaped by the walls and furnishings it bounces off. We all love a bright space to live and work in, but what is more apparent in 2020 than ever before is the way light itself can become a design feature. Multiple skylights along a hallway can create pools of light like stepping stones, within a living space they can spotlight a feature of your room, or, if low enough within a loft conversion, could give the impression of a feature window making the room seem grander than it ever did before.
In 2020 the humble Velux is still popular, but why stop at humble? If you have an extension to your kitchen or living space, make a statement with a pyramid or domed roof lantern. The bigger the better to wash your room with sunlight and give it an orangery-style feel. When incorporated in the right way a roof lantern can add a touch of class to your home, chic styling that says so much about your design personality.
And then there was light
A trend that has been growing in popularity over the last few years is that of the sun tube. If you want some extra natural illumination, but your ceiling does not have direct access to the outside world, fret not. The sun tube uses reflection to capture sunlight on your roof and beam it to a light well on your wall or ceiling. Brighten up your internal spaces with daylight with a sequence of sun tubes in your home.