Kid's Lamps & Lighting
Just because you have to have lighting in the bedroom, doesn't mean it has to be boring, especially in kid's rooms. You can go all out with something totally wild within the theme of the room, making it THE item that catches your eye when you walk in.
I really like the ceiling light fixtures that have the globe light in the center, and there's an outer portion that slowly revolves around the main light. I've seen these with a dinosaurs, butterflies and also my favorite which is the planet configuration.
You can really get by with just two or three light fixtures. One for the ceiling, a bedside lamp and a night light. If you can find a kids lamp with a night light built in that's even better. One less thing to buy
If you're thinking of getting a chandelier or pendant ceiling light, be sure to measure your ceiling height and that it'll fit in the room. If you already have a ceiling fixture, you may be able to get away with just purchasing or making a new shade for it
Be sure you check out the articles in the box below. They cover the basics of what kind of lighting you need, and how to rewire an old lamp, or make a new lamp, plus there are a few lighting resources for kids room lighting.
Choosing Kids Lighting - One of the Last Frontiers
Choosing kids room lighting or kids lamps seems to be one of the last great mysteries. I've found a few good resources for you and have provided the links in the box on the left.
In my opinion, you need to decide your theme first, then where you need lighting, and what kind of lighting. Ceiling lights, lamps and wall sconces don't have to match, but should coordinate, except for that one wild accent piece! And many of them work for both girls and boys.
And of course you can always make your own childrens lamps.
- Baseball Lamp
- Make a kids lamp out of books
- Ocean theme lamp
- Cute teen flowered lamp
- The kids will love helping you make this one. It's a solar moon jar kids night light!