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HOW TO LIGHT YOUR NURSERY & KIDS ROOMS

Posted on May 31 2019

HOW TO LIGHT YOUR NURSERY & KIDS ROOMS

 

Creating a creative and inspiring nursery or children's bedroom is a juggle between the practicalities versus the good design... we know, we've been here! This is just one of the reasons our lighting collection is so varied, so we can provide a PRACTICAL tool that looks blooming good too.

 

Funky children's light

Lighting in a kids' room or nursery lighting can sometimes be tricky to get right, and we believe that these rooms are the most important in the house in terms of lighting as babies and young children are so affected greatly by their surroundings. By layering lighting you can create exactly the right environment for your child.

TYPES OF LIGHT

The most obvious light in any room is the overhead light, it is part of what interior designers call ambient lighting. It provides lighting in its most basic form... a backdrop for the rest of the lights. Most other lights then fall into three categories... accent lights, task lights and decorative lights and many lights fit into more than one of these. 

When you're designing your child's bedroom think about what areas might need lighting. For example, a baby in a nursery will need lights to feed by, lights to change a nappy by, a light for bedtime stories and lighting for waking up to in the morning (remembering that babies can sometimes struggle with learning day to night and vice versa). While an older child will need a bedside lamp and a light to do homework to. And, of course, when it comes to kids' interiors we want to add some character to the room, and lighting is such a great tool to do this with.

SAFETY

Before you get into the fun, creative stage though always bear in mind safety... is the light age appropriate? Is it cool to the touch? Will my child be able to reach it? How can I ensure that the light is used safely? How does the light operate, does it need to be plugged in or is it battery operated.

All of the nightlights at Mini Maison are cool to the touch, making it safe for a baby's nursery... no need to worry if they can stretch their hands through the bars to grab that night light.

Nursery Night Lights

NIGHT LIGHTS

At Mini Maison we stock a varied collection of nightlights for your baby's nursery and will have one to suit your nursery decor. Many of the lights in the collection are battery operated nightlights and have an automatic timer, so the light will switch off 30/60 minutes after you turn it on. Genius! 

We stock larger lights that can be plugged in and are slightly brighter than their smaller nightlight counterparts, making them not-to-bright to sleep to but just about bright enough to change a nappy to. They also come with TWO different brightness settings, a super useful feature to any night light.

 

Whether it's a unicorn night light or a plug in night light you are looking for, take a look at our collection. 

TASK LIGHTING & DECORATIVE LIGHTING

Most of our kids lighting collection here at Mini Maison fits the bill for both of these types of light, which is brilliant for a kids' room - why have a boring looking light to do a job when you can have one that works WITH the decor of the room. Lighting in a nursery or a child's bedroom is a great opportunity to be creative with your lights. 

 

Neon Kids Light

Neon Lights

Our neon light collection works as task or decorative lighting, depending on the colour you pick: yellow and white are great for the important bedtime reading and make a perfect kids' bedside lamp or for a cute reading nook; white is bright enough for a desk to do homework by; and the pink and blue provide decorative lighting that your kids will LOVE - perfect for bedroom discos! 

 

Wonder Lampshades

This collection of artist-designed children's lampshades are beautiful both on and off. Switched off they feature an exquisitely illustrated scene but when you turn them on the illustration changes to create a magical night time scene. As the exclusive UK retailer of these lampshades, they also come with a UK plug and cable (just be sure to secure the cable to the wall with children around). 

These lampshades are a soft alternative to an overhead light in a nursery and provide enough light to change a nappy at nighttime and read a bedtime story to. We even stock the matching book so you can read the story depicted in the lampshade to your little one come bedtime... such a unique and special addition to your baby's nursery or child's bedroom.

Our collection of nightlights and funky children's lights is unique and we are work hard to update the selection, always bringing you the best designs.

Shop the full collection here.

 

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