A child's room has many different functions as it is the setting for play, creativity, homework, hanging out with friends and sleep. Therefore, we will guide you through choosing lighting that covers all these needs and simultaneously creates a room where your child feels safe and wants to spend many hours.
Having a good ceiling light is important in every room in the home, and of course this also applies to a child’s room, since children often play with little toys on the floor. Here, you may want to install a ceiling lamp, since this type of lamp spreads light throughout the room. The lamp also sits close to the ceiling, which means that it does not occupy unnecessary space when children play.
If there is enough space in the room, a decorative pendant can also be used to provide general lighting. Pendants come in all shapes and sizes. However, it may be a good idea to choose a pendant without a matte shade as the shade will filter out some of the light. Therefore, pendants which emit diffused light throughout the room are preferable, e.g. our Rice Paper pendant.
Wall lamps help to create a cosy atmosphere in your child's room. Choosing an adjustable wall lamp to put by the bed is a good idea, as this allows it to be used as a reading lamp. And perhaps also pick a wall lamp that is dimmable, so that it can be used for both reading bedtime stories and as a nightlight.
If your child has a cosy corner with for example an armchair in the room, you may want to place a floor lamp next to it, as this is both decorative and provides good reading light.
Children also need good lighting at their desks for doing their homework, drawing or doing other creative activities. Therefore, a table lamp is a must for your child’s desk. For example, we recommend using Cyclone or Nexus, as they offer direct light and can easily be adjusted by tilting the shade.
Safety is key in your child’s room, and we therefore recommend LED lamps and light sources in children's rooms, as they do not generate as much heat as e.g. halogen bulbs. This way, you avoid your child getting burned. LED lighting is also cheaper in terms of electricity consumption and can therefore be used advantageously for night lighting.