Choosing the perfect lighting
Every child’s room should be a place where they can play, study, read and frolic without any interruptions. But, one thing you need to provide for your child to make all these activities possible is appropriate lighting. Good lighting will set just the right atmosphere of safety and happiness, and it will contribute to the functionality and sustainability of the space. Here is a guide on how you can illuminate your child’s room.
General lighting for better play
Natural lighting is the best source of light for your child’s room. Ceiling lights will ensure that the child’s room is well lit at all times. General lighting in the children’s room can be very versatile, but just make sure it’s not boring. You can check out various wall and ceiling lights, or you can even opt for spotlight systems as long as they are colorful and designed specifically for kids’ rooms. You can take your kid shopping with you so they can pick the design they like the most, just remember that overhead fixtures, both ceiling-mounted and recessed, provide the best general light.
Most young children are not very thrilled with the idea of the dark, so if you want them to have a good night’s sleep, you must provide them with some night lights. They are a great monster repellent as well, and with them, every kid will have sweet dreams. It’s best if they are placed right next to the bed for ultimate protection. Also, pay attention to the light brightness. Get bulbs that are soft and have a dimmer light, especially if your kid is a light sleeper. Night lights are also super practical for nurseries because you’ll need some soft light for the night feedings and diaper changes.
No matter the age of your kid, a child’s room is not complete without some task lighting. Best task lights are desk lamps because they are flexible, versatile and you can focus the light onto any required spot. They are perfect for both young kids who like to color, draw or do puzzles and for older kids who have homework or love to read. When setting up the task lighting, make sure the lamps are positioned in such a way to avoid direct glare while working. If your kid has to endure direct glare, they might strain or even damage their eyes. Also, there should be no shadows and dark spots while writing or reading and the light should fall directly on the pages. There’s a wide variety of lamps in the stores, but if nothing fits your child’s needs, you can opt for some custom lights that will perfectly illuminate every space.
Closet and shelf lights
Most children are very proud of their possessions, and they want to display them so everyone can admire them. You can get some built-in or recessed light to present their treasures in the best light, or get some picture lamps or clip spotlights to illuminate the posters of their favorite pop stars or photos from their adventures. Closet lights are also very useful. With them, your kid will be able to find their desired outfit, get dressed and put clothes back in the closet without any problems.
It’s always safer to go with lights that are not easily broken. Therefore, opt for wood and metal instead of glass and pottery. Also, recessed lights will not be easily broken with flying balls or paper planes, unlike hanging pendants. For nurseries, choose lamps that can be safely secured, since curious toddlers can easily pull the lamps off the table or topple the floor lamp.
When choosing your child’s room lighting, always consider the safety of your child, and pick a fun and colorful design. Make sure the lighting is functional and provides ample illumination, and you’ll turn your kid’s room into a fairytale space in no time.