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How exciting! You’re decorating your child’s bedroom and its time to shop for some fabulous kids’ lighting. It’s a good idea to look ahead to the future and choose fixtures that are suitable for kids of all ages. That way, you won't have to replace them as often. Figure outa lighting plan that will be a good match with your child's tastes as he or she grows up.
Before you buy that My Little Pony lamp that your kid will quickly outgrow, consider their interests. Art, sports, animals and other themes can all evolve as your child matures. Don't be tied in to gender stereotypes, either, especially when it comes to colour. It’s their room and you should let their individual tastes shine through.
When you’re looking for lighting to make your child’s room bright and inviting, it’s important to think about the activities that take place in their room. Does your kid read in bed? Does she build with blocks or construct models? Does he do art or study in his bedroom? Try to include these three types of lighting: ambient, task and accent in your plan.
Ambient lighting is any sort of light source that creates a pleasing overhead glow; these options come in the form of chandeliers, pendants and ceiling mount fixtures. From ultra modern pendants that light up a smaller area to gloriously glam chandeliers that illuminate an entire room, you’ll find what you’re looking for.
Task lighting includes more precise light sourceswithin a room. A desk lampsheds light on a homework hub to help your kid get their studying done and a table lamp is great for lighting up a play area or reading nook. Available in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes, it’s easy to find their perfect match. For customizable lighting, say, for reading in bed, why not try one of our many choices of clip lamps? Just attach one onto a headboard or shelf and direct the light exactly where they need it.
Accent lighting is like the cherry on top of a sundae; it makes everything feel more special. Simply put, it’s an affordable touch that will take your child’s room to whimsical heights. From string lights hung across a headboard to an LED fairy light fixture displayed on a bookshelf, it’s these little lit-up pieces that add the finishing touch in any room.
One last thing! Many kids feel more secure if there is some sort of light source in their bedroom that they can control from their bed. That way, if they wake up in the middle of the night, they can switch it on in a jiffy so they don’t get scared in their pitch-black room. Think of it as something soothing for big kids without the babyish notion of a nightlight.
So whether your child is a fashionista in the making, a sports fan, big on industrial style or loves a modern aesthetic, there are endless kids’ lighting options that’ll brighten up their rooms with the click of a switch.