How to add Lighting to Your Child’s Bedroom

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Lighting has the power to transform a space, creating that perfect cosy glow for your child’s bedroom. With so many options available, selecting the right pieces can feel overwhelming. Should you go for a simple pendant or a ceiling cap? Do you purchase a standard or table lamp? Perhaps your little one needs a nightlight to keep those dreaded monsters under the bed at bay?

Lighting really can provide the final flourish for your child’s room, elevating it from pretty to spectacular at the flick of a switch, but there are practical considerations to be made too.

1. Whatever style of lighting you settle on, dimmer switches are a must, especially where new babies are concerned. Harsh, bright light is the last thing you want when creeping in for night feeds or nappy changes, and attempting such tasks in the dark isn’t a good idea either! Installing a dimmer gives you complete control over the amount of light in your child’s room, but if it really isn’t an option, low wattage or frosted bulbs might be the next best thing.

2. Lighting is the ultimate accessory, so don’t be afraid to have fun with it. Use it to keep a room in proportion, for example by adding height to other key pieces of furniture. Placing a mirror behind a lamp not only looks magical, but it also helps reflect more light around the room. The possibilities are endless, so play around until you get it just right.

3. Mulling over lighting options can be a great way to include your child in the design process, giving them some ownership over the space. Why not let them choose a small lamp or nightlight? In our experience, kids usually take great pride in pieces they’ve picked out for themselves.