When it comes to decorating a child’s room there are lots of different aspects to think about and lighting should be one of them. While colours, toys, and furniture might be the things you think about first, fun lighting can really transform the space and make it a place your child will love to spend time. Using the right lighting sources, such as a LED candles, can make sure all your hard work is lit up.
String Up Some Lights
Fairy lights are an excellent way to add a touch of fun to your child’s room and they’re versatile too. They’re a great way to accent areas of the room and give off a gentle light. Whether you string them around the bed, use them to hang photographs, or create shapes and words, fairy lights are sure to liven up the space and bring a sense of fun.
Turn Your Hand To DIY
If you’re yet to find the perfect lampshade for your child’s room turning your hand to DIY means you can create a beautiful centrepiece for your room that perfectly matches. Does your child love the outdoors and nature? This colourful bird lampshade could be perfect. Or try adding some pin badges to existing fabric lamp shades for a fashionable look that can be changed to suit the mood. Make sure you pick out a bulb that gives a great source of light, like a LED candle bulb, to really show off your creation.
Take Inspiration From Mobiles
Children’s hanging mobiles are a great way to add some individuality and fun to a room without taking up extra space. Draw some inspiration from these to add some creativity to your light fittings. From miniature airplanes to the planets, there are lots of great ways to liven up your lighting by using your fitting as a place to hang decorations and the kids will love it. It’s a great way to add some quirky character to an older child’s room too, you can add coloured glass marbles, bottles, or mirrors for a flash of colour.
Create A Unique Jar Night Light
Fairy lights aren’t just perfect for stringing around a room, they can make a beautiful night light too. Add a bit of magic to your child’s room with a fairy jar. You simply need a glass jar, some fairy lights, and your chosen material to create patterns, black paper and glitter are common choices that will look fantastic. There’s plenty of places to draw inspiration from, including this mermaid creation and a simple but effective glittery choice.
Make Your Lighting Part Of The Theme
If you’ve created a fun theme for your child’s room don’t view lighting as separate but as part of it. From using a LED candle to light up wall hanging to fun light boxes and using different coloured bulbs, the lighting chosen can make the theme of a child’s bedroom even more appealing and tie everything together.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 20th February, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct