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10 must-see Sun Tunnel transformations

Bring daylight right where you need it and make your designs shine with Sun Tunnel® skylights.

Sun Tunnel bedroom horse art

VELUX Sun Tunnel® skylights may be small, but they pack a massive dose of sunlight. Whether you have a hallway, home office or bathroom in need of natural light, they’re the ideal option to brighten the space.

Check out 10 inspiring Sun Tunnel renovations and then find an installer near you who can help you brighten your home.

With no source of natural light, this home office used to be lost in the dark. Design blogger Kathy Bulger, the creative mind behind Up To Date Interiors, used a single Sun Tunnel to flood the space with light, bringing out her eclectic design aesthetic.

home office with zebra rug and floral wallpaper

Stairway landings are often ignored. This homeowner made the most of this pass through space with an art wall. Light color paint and blonde wood floors weren’t enough to lighten it up, so she added a Sun Tunnel at the top of the stairs.

stairway landing with a gallery wall and Sun Tunnel at the top of the stairs

Think it’s OK for your closet to be mired in darkness? Think again! Sun Tunnels are ideal for bringing natural light to the place where it’s most needed for seeing colors accurately. The guest bedroom closet in the 2020 This Old House Cottage on the Cape makes it easy to stay organized.

Guest bedroom closet with Sun Tunnel

This neutral bathroom has natural light as its centerpiece, thanks to two Sun Tunnels over the shower. Design blogger, Almost Makes Perfect, wanted a big dose of daylight to bring out the details in the geometric rug, wood cabinets and brass hardware. The extra sunlight makes this space plant-friendly.

bathroom with geometric rug, wood cabinets, brass hardware and two Sun Tunnels above shower

Speaking of plants in bathrooms, check out this beautiful bathroom by Kelly Mindell of Studio DIY. The Sun Tunnel not only brightens the corner, it provides a happy plant home. (Photo credit: Jeff Mindell)

pink and green bathroom with Sun Tunnel and plant

In this bathroom, a Sun Tunnel makes it possible to see the subtle color variations in the wallpaper, while highlighting the wood and stone features.

bathroom with subtle wallpaper and wood and stone features with a Sun Tunnel over the vanity

This bathroom is another case of small space, no windows. Adding a Sun Tunnel lightens up a clean, minimal design, while also saving the homeowner money on her electrical bill.

Sun Tunnel in a small bathroom with no windows and a clean, minimal design

A Sun Tunnel over this bathroom keeps the room bright even when the window shade is closed for privacy. And having extra natural light makes the black tub pop.

bathroom with black and white windowshade and a Sun Tunnel above black bathtub

Design blogger Sugar & Cloth added three Sun Tunnels to the main hallway in her home. With all that natural light she added design elements like a striped runner, wall paneling and artwork to transform it from forgotten pass-through to beautiful space.

Three Sun Tunnels in main hallway with striped runner rug

Sun Tunnels transform this hallway into an art gallery. Interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn finished the look by painting the floor, walls and ceiling white to amplify the natural light.

White hallway art gallery with Sun Tunnel skylights

Inspired to bring more natural light into your home, but don’t know where to start? Schedule a virtual design consultation with a VELUX daylight designer today!

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