Room lighting for kids: use daylight from above

Inspire growth, learning, and creativity when you install roof windows in your child's room. Adding roof windows can improve children's sleep, help them concentrate, and create a healthy, playful environment for many years to come. If you want to create a fun and inspiring room for your children, make the most of your ‘fifth wall’ (i.e. the ceiling) by installing a roof window to give their space the best possible light.  
Key takeaways
  • Designing a child’s room with daylight in mind has multiple benefits.
  • Exposure to daylight can help promote eye health, improve sleep and encourage healthy growth in children.
  • VELUX offer a wide range of roof windows, shutters and blinds to help add daylight and control the climate to create a happy and healthy children's room.

3 reasons to design your kids' room with daylight

There are many good reasons why you'll love roof windows in your children's room. Let’s take a look:

1. Promote eye health

Do you know that daylight promotes eye development in children and young adults? By surrounding your children with as much daylight as possible from an early age, you can help them develop healthy eyes.

2. Better sleep

Sunlight helps set the body's circadian rhythm (sleep/wake cycle) and allows the brain to learn when it's time for us to fall asleep and wake up. Help your children to sleep better by designing their room with daylight.

3. Encourage healthy growth

Exposure to daylight has many incredible benefits, both physical and mental. Daylight also influences serotonin production, related to feelings of well-being and happiness in children.

Choose the right skylights for your kids' room

Depending on your wants and needs, you can choose from a wide range of roof windows for your kids' room. Here's all you need to know:

Centre-pivot roof windows

Our centre-pivot roof windows are perfect for children's or youth rooms. Even with toys or furniture placed beneath, the window can be easily opened and closed with the top control bar. VELUX centre-pivot roof windows put fresh air at your fingertips.

3in1 skylights

Give your kids the best starting point with our roof 3in1 window. The unique design of the roof window will breathe new life into any room and maximise the amount of daylight in the room. Open up wide, panoramic views and let your kids be inspired by the outdoors while spending time in their room.

Fixed combinations

Did you know you can combine sloping roof windows with vertical windows to bring in twice the daylight? By connecting your roof window with a fixed window in the bottom, you can open up the children's room with a bigger view in a safe way.

Flat skylights

Few things are as inspiring as the outdoors! With glass rooflights for flat roofs, you can allow daylight to shine from above as if coming through a portal to another world. Give your children the gift of inspiration with a clear view of the sky.

Blinds and shutters

While you are at it, don't forget about blinds, shutters, and other accessories to enhance your children's experience of their room:

  • Blackout roller blinds: Give your children the best possible foundation for a good night's sleep by investing in blackout roller blinds for your VELUX roof windows.
  • Insect screen: There's nothing worse than waking up with insect bites. With an insect screen, you and your children are protected. The insect screen is ideal for bedrooms and lets you enjoy a good night's sleep without insects.
  • Heat protection: Your children can play in the perfect indoor climate with anti-heat blackout shutters 

VELUX ACTIVE: promoting better indoor air quality

Give your children the best conditions for play and creative stimulation with VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO kit. Connect your VELUX roof windows, blinds and shutters to VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO kit for automatic, sensor-based operations of temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels.

Let us help you

Installation matters, and our installation service team can provide personalised advice and a free quote for your kid's room project. VELUX installers must undergo on-site inspections to ensure that the quality meets the VELUX standard. A VELUX installer gives you peace of mind and a hassle-free experience.

Adding roof windows can improve children's sleep, help them concentrate, and create a healthy, playful environment for many years to come.


VELUX Editorial team


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