How to Choose the Right Lighting for Kid's Rooms

With so many lighting options for nurseries and kid’s rooms today, it can get a little overwhelming trying to choose the best lighting style to fit your needs. While look is important to the design, it’s also essential to pay attention to brightness, location of the light (overhead or low level) as well as dimming options. For your nursery, it’s important to have the option to dim your lights for bedtime. If you don’t have this capability, a charming night light is also a great option. For kid’s rooms, specific task lighting is more important. For example, a retro desk lamp for study time.

Here are a few of my favorite lighting options for nurseries and kid’s rooms, all in various styles depending on your decorating preference.

Overhead lighting is important for really any room. In your nursery, a whimsical chandelier always creates a wow-worthy accent or for your kid’s room, try a modern pendant that is both fun and functional. If you are looking for something a little more simple, a sophisticated ceiling fixture with a flush mount is a great choice too.

I love this crystal chandelier, used in a celebrity nursery designed by Little Crown Interiors.

Selecting a few great lamps for the room is a way to complete a design and include added task lighting for study time or story time. Choose an authentic table lamp for your son’s desk or a feminine lamp for your daughter’s nightstand. A decorative floor lamp goes great next to your nursery glider for story time too!

Little Crown Interiors placed this chic floor lamp behind the glider in this girl’s nursery to bring some light to the corner of the room as well.

The often forgotten about lighting option is the wall sconce. Wall sconces are great for accent lighting and also a perfect way to highlight the artwork in a nursery or kid’s room. You can include single or multi-light scones, ones with shades or without, the possibilities are really endless!

The sconces to the left and right of the artwork in this boy’s nursery, also by Little Crown Interiors, really highlight the art and make it a focal point of the room.



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