Eurolux: Fun Yet Functional Lighting For Your Child’s Bedroom
Give your little one’s room the edge with beautiful lighting that is also functional. The experts from Eurolux offer some great advice for the perfect lighting in your child’s bedroom.
USE PENDANTS FOR OVERHEAD AMBIENT LIGHTING
As with any space in the home, it’s important to take full advantage of any natural light streaming into your child’s bedroom. Keep this in mind when selecting window treatments and pieces of furniture. However, while natural light is essential, there are times when it’s not available. Grey, cloudy days and evenings require you to rely on lighting fixtures for playtime illumination. Overhead ambient lighting is a must to illuminate the room so that both you and your child can move about safely and comfortably. While any form of overhead lighting will get the job done (such as flush mount fixtures or recessed downlights), pendant lighting adds a playful touch to a child’s room if you select the right design. To achieve a cheerful look, try hanging multiple pendants in a cluster at different heights.
SET THE MOOD FOR WIND DOWN TIME
It’s not just the grown-ups in the home who benefit from mood lighting. Creating the right ambience in the evening serves as a signal to your little one that it’s time to calm down for the day and prepare for bed. Installing a dimmer switch or smart bulb with dimmable capabilities are easy ways of introducing this evening routine. Both allow you to create a cosy atmosphere in your child’s bedroom.
TIE IN A THEME WITH A LAMP
Fun bedside lamps are a decorative yet functional feature in a child’s room. They can be used to tie in a theme or colour scheme and are useful for bedtime stories. Remember, the lighter the shade, the more light shines through, so keep this in mind when selecting a design.
USE A NOVELTY LIGHT AS A NIGHT LIGHT
Novelty lighting fixtures are fun to look at but they’re more functional than you think. They provide the room with additional illumination and create an element of interest. These often whimsical designs add a sense of wonder to a room and can make for ideal night lights. Novelty fixtures offer a soft glow and create a sense of safety and comfort for little ones who can’t fall asleep in complete darkness. Certain designs, such as lava lamps and glitter lamps, are soothing and hypnotic to look at and have been said to make children (and adults!) drowsy before bedtime.