Designing a child’s bedroom has its own unique set of challenges, especially when it comes to creating a cosy and inviting atmosphere. To achieve the right kind of ambience, lighting can play a crucial role. The right bedroom lighting can transform a room and not only make it functional, but can also be a place where your child feels safe and comfortable.

In this blog post, we will explore some creative and practical kids’ bedroom lighting ideas that can add both charm and functionality into their personal space.

How to light a child’s bedroom

Whilst ceiling lights are still needed in a child’s bedroom, it is also important to equip your children’s bedroom with other types of lighting, as each style and fixture will provide something different in your child’s day-to-day life. Some alternative lighting ideas can be found below…  

1. Soft and Soothing Night Lights

Night lights are an essential addition to any child’s bedroom. Children’s night lights provide a comforting glow to help soothe any fear of the dark and therefore promote better and quicker sleep for children.

Opting for a night light with a warm, yellow light bulb can create calming and soft hues that will create a cosy ambiance in your child’s bedroom, all while helping them to relax and wind down before bedtime. In terms of design, if your children are still relatively young, you could consider options like animal-shaped night lights or even ones that project stars onto the ceiling to add a touch of magic into the room.

Childrens' colour changing night light

2. Task Lighting for Study Areas

If you have older children, it is likely they’ll need a dedicated study space in their bedroom to complete daily tasks such as homework. In these areas, task lighting is crucial to create focused, directional light that will allow them to clearly see the work they are completing.

A desk lamp with an adjustable neck, white lightbulb, and brightness settings will ensure that your child has clear and ample amounts of light for reading, writing, and completing homework. You can browse our range of desk lamps here.

Task lighting can be useful for more than just their study area – instead, task lighting in the form of wall lights or bedside lamps can also be a great addition to your child’s room by allowing them to read clearly, and even create a nice ambience in their room overall.

Little boy painting in a dark room late in the evening

3. Playful Ceiling Fixtures

Ceiling fixtures are a necessary feature in a child’s bedroom. Alongside their ability to provide sufficient light, they can also add a fun and whimsical element to a child’s bedroom, to help get their creativity flowing.

Make sure to choose colourful and imaginative designs that reflect your child’s interests or hobbies, so you can really grab their attention. You could also consider pendant lights featuring shapes like stars, clouds, or animals, as these fixtures can become a focal point in the room while providing general ambient lighting overall.

Children's bedroom ceiling light numbers

4. Dimmer Switches for Versatility

Installing dimmer switches in your child’s bedroom will offer them versatility when it comes to their lighting preferences, as well as a degree of independence. Further, dimmer switches can also help to transform the atmosphere of your child’s bedroom.

Dimmers allow you to adjust the brightness of the room to suit various activities and moods. For example, lower lighting levels will create a calming environment for your children to wind down before bedtime, while brighter settings can provide ample light for playtime or reading.

5. Fairy Lights for a Magical Touch

Bedroom lights for children don’t need to only be functional, either. Bedroom fairy lights, for example, are a versatile and enchanting lighting option that can instantly transform a child’s bedroom into a magical wonderland.

Hang them along the walls – you could try doing this around a canopy bed, or drape them across a bookshelf to create a soft and dreamy atmosphere. When choosing your style of decorative lighting, LED fairy lights may be a safer option for children as they do not generate heat.

At Lightbulbs Direct, we offer a variety of coloured indoor fairy lights, ranging from warm white, bright white and multi-coloured options. 
To explore our full range, click here.

handmade tent with blankets, pillows, toys and lights in room

6. Smart Lighting Solutions

Investing in smart lighting systems can provide added convenience and control. With programmable features and remote access, you can adjust the lighting from anywhere in the house.

Our range of smart LED light bulbs allow you to change their colour and brightness, and even give you the ability to turn the bulb on and off according to a set schedule. This allows you to easily create different moods or routines for your child’s room.

Illuminate your children’s bedroom with Lightbulbs Direct

Choosing the right lighting for your child’s bedroom isn’t only about functionality – it should also be about creating a space that fosters comfort, imagination, and relaxation. Incorporating soft night lights, task lighting and playful fixtures can make the room a personalised haven, providing that you remember to prioritise safety by opting for LED lights and avoiding any loose or dangling cords.

With these creative ideas, you can make your child’s bedroom a well-lit sanctuary to help nurture their creativity, and even help them feel secure and cosy. If you’d like to browse our entire range of bedroom lighting, click here.

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