Light up Your Child's World: How to Choose a Lamp for Their Room
There are a few things to consider when deciding on which lamps are a good fit for your child's room. Keep reading for some great tips on choosing the perfect lamp!
Consider Your Space
When choosing the right lamp, you want to make sure it works in the space you are going to put it in. If you're just starting to put your child's room together, you may want to do things that will change the room drastically, like painting, first. One thing that won't change, though, is the size of your room.
The size of the room will inform how much light will be needed. For a small room, one large floor lamp might be enough for general illumination. You can supplement it with one or two smaller lamps to give a nice ambiance.
Is your child's room going to have a theme? Keep that in mind when selecting lamps. You can be as creative as you want! Have an underwater theme? Maybe try a multi-bulb tree lamp with a blue bulb that you can turn on for that under the sea vibe!
Pick Lamps That Work with Your Furniture
What furniture you incorporate into your child's room is also a great way to inform your lamp choices.
Do they have a desk for coloring or studying? A desk lamp is a good idea then. Use a desk lamp to add general ambiance to the room and as a dedicated activity light source. Having a dedicated light source for the desk can help reduce eye strain while your kid colors or reads.
The same goes for you! If you have a rocking chair set up so that you can read your kid a bedtime story, a reading light is a wonderful thing. Rather than reading with the overhead light on and keeping your kid awake, you can focus the light primarily on the book. That way you can see, and your kid can slowly drift off to sleep in the lower light.
Don't Forget the Nightlight
A nightlight is the quintessential child's room lamp. A small bedside nightlight can be fun and also functional.
Children are often not as aware of their surroundings as adults, so having a small light on at night can help them get around when getting up to use the bathroom. Some kids fear the dark, and even those without a major fear usually feel more comfortable with a little bit of light.
Nightlights come in all kinds of cool and cute designs, and you can find the perfect one to fit your child and the theme of their room!
Lamps to Fit Your Style
So now that you've given it a little thought, get out there and find the perfect lamps for your child's room! We have a large selection to choose from, give us a call if you have any questions!
That's all for now! May sunshine fill your day!