Entry #60, April 8, 2009
Does little Suzie hate when you turn all the lights off in her room at night? Does your teenager hate the 1990 table lamp that you handed him down to use in his room? Does the stark white ceiling fan in your newborn’s room look too utilitarian?
From whimsical wall sconces that cast a soft glow on the wall, to fuzzy table lamps. Lighting styles can be just as functional and fun for kids as adult areas. The Ikea bug light to the left casts a glow, that will lul any restless toddler to sleep.
Consider the following when choosing lighting for your nursery, toddler or teenager room:
- Ambiance lighting, like the Ikea Bug Sconce light are perfect for little one’s who need a soft glow in the room, without being bright. (Shown at the beginning of post).
Rosenberry Rooms whale night light adds ambiance and function for little ones trying to find their way at night.
Function: Is the lighting for ambiance or for tasks?
- Task lighting can range from table lamps, to clip on lights for desks. Lights like these Pottery Barn lanterns help teenager’s read, and look stylish while doing it.
Lighting that hangs overhead can be especially helpful for nursery changing tables (you don’t want any shadows when changing the diapers!) This Ikea pendant lamp focuses on the task, and adds to the decor of any nursery.
Ventilation and Aesthetics:
Ceiling fans in kid’s rooms are a great idea, as long as they are mounted high enough as to not interfere with daily functions in the room. Ceiling fans tend to be utilitarian, and are not thought of for lighting. The fan here from Rosenberry Rooms adds a decorator touch as well as ventilation.
Remember, every room in your home deserves attention to detail. Your kid’s love to hang out in their rooms when they feel comfortable and at home. and you can see what they’re doing in there!