Nothing is off the table when decorating your children’s bedroom these days. A girl's room looks beautiful in shades of pink, with princess motifs and flowers. As does a boy's room in shades of blue, with football motifs and aeroplanes - or vice versa - because your child should be free to be whoever they want to be.
Children's lamps are some of the most fun on the market, with desk, ceiling and sleep lights available in all shapes, sizes and colours.
Becoming a pilot, a football player or a policeman are always top of the list for little boys. So, why not make those dreams come true early by adding that theme to their room via ceiling, pendant and table lamps?
An aeroplane as a pendant lamp in the children's room is an eye-catcher that kids and adults will love. And what’s more, the propeller plane can be wonderfully integrated into a bedtime story - let the adventures begin.
Lights and shades with images of footballs or in the shape of dogs add extra fun and playfulness to any boy’s room.
Hack #2: Bedroom Lamps for Girls
It can be a little pink in a girls' room. So, make sure you break up this pink paradise with white, green, and yellow splashes.
With animal motifs, you can collect plus points from most children. So, let brightly coloured horses, frogs, and bees move into your daughter's room.
Fairies, princesses and flowers are still popular choices for girls, even in 2022. So, adding lights with these images will help transform their space into a kingdom far, far away.
Hack #3: Light for doing homework
Learning to write, add numbers, and practice spellings are even more fun with a colourful or themed lamp at your child’s writing desk.
These playful lamps also help children be more creative. Why? Because it gives them to chance to think up stories and worlds of their own, filled with pirates, animals and magical beasts. This makes concentrating much more fun, and the pleasant warm white light ensures they never strain their eyes.
It’s important to set up the desk lamp correctly. It should be placed on the left for right-handers and the right for left-handers. This way, there are no off-putting shadows on their exercise books.
Hack #4: Lights for sleeping
Lots of children are frightened of the dark, with many scared of ghosts or monsters under the bed. So, to make sure your little ones sleep like a baby, adding a cute night light will help keep the demons away.
Night lights are perfect beside a cot but don’t forget a reading lamp on a bedside table for older children too. This allows mum or dad to snuggle up for a cosy bedtime story.
And there are no limits when it comes to bedside lamps, either. Particularly popular with kids are lights that project the moon and stars onto the walls — because their dreams should be limitless.
Hack #5: Cool lamps to give away to kids
There are many ideas for the wish list for a child's birthday party. And a gift that kids will enjoy for a long time are lights attached to a variety of animals or in the shape of pirate ships and bugs.
Trying to think of something original for a children’s party isn’t easy. So, adding lights in the party room create a playful theme. And adding small, inexpensive lights to party bags will bring a smile to everyone's face.
Hot air balloons, pirate ships and ladybirds are fun additions, especially if they fit the theme. And if you’re attending a party, giving them as a present will go down well too.
FAQ: Frequently asked questions about children's room lighting
Why is balanced lighting important in a child's room?
The question should be: why shouldn't it be? After all, your child's room is where they go to play, work and relax. The children's room is a living room, bedroom and study all-in-one. And also a dining room when they sneak another biscuit or two upstairs for a midnight feast.
And because so many rooms tasks take place there, the room needs the right light for each.
The lighting should be good enough to let them play and hang out with their friends and siblings. But it also needs a bright area for doing homework, painting or reading books. And, to make sure it’s relaxing before bedtime, Mum and Dad can control the brightness via a smartphone app.
Sounds like a whole lot of light? Maybe, but your child will like it.
What do you have to pay attention to with children's room lamps?
Glare-free lights – if they’re blinded while playing, they’ll look for somewhere else to play - like the parent's bedroom. If you don’t want that, choose lights that won’t dazzle them.
Lamps with bulbs that cannot be touched – because bulbs often get really hot and burned fingers spoil everyone's fun.
Fully intact lights – check cables, sockets, lamps and bulbs regularly. Lights with wires that are showing must be changed immediately.
Lamps with the right light colour – warm white for relaxing and universal white for working at their desk.
Lamps with excellent colour rendering – what happens if you don't have them? When your child opens their customer box, instead of bright colours, everything will look like a bland mush.
Lamps with high switching resistance – turning lights on and off shouldn't be a problem for most lamps. But for extra safety, we recommend LED bulbs as they’re highly resistant to constant switching.
Bulbs without mercury – even if it breaks, no toxic substances should escape. Again, the best option here is to use LEDs.
Unbreakable bulbs – kids can be careless when playing, so you need bulbs that won’t lead to broken glass. LEDs with matt plastic bulbs are ideal here.
Would you like advice?
Small children don’t always understand that they need to be careful with electricity and heat. And choosing the correct lamp for your little one can be confusing. If you’d like some advice, we’d be happy to provide you with support in selecting the most suitable lamp for your children's room. To find out more, check out our contact options.
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