It’s quite unfortunate to find elegantly lit sitting rooms, bedrooms and foyers but clumsy kids’ rooms. Its time your kids’ rooms be part of your home décor as well. Children’s lamps don’t just make your kids feel safer, but they are an important part of their rooms’ décor. Safety is paramount but splendor should also never be put in jeopardy.
When choosing the lamps for your kids’ room, several factors go into consideration apart from just the basic safety factor. Here’s a brief guide on how to make appropriate choice without compromising your little ones’ safety.
What the kids do in their rooms
Some kids are very playful and barely leaves anything unattended to as long as the item lures their attention. Any kid to some extent has some curiosity in them and would do anything to find out what they need to know. If the rooms are used mostly for playing and sleep, then the children’s lamps to be used should be mounted high on the walls. As a precaution, the halogen lamps should be avoided as much as possible. Light emitting diode (LED) lamps are a better option for children’s room lighting with many activities.
Which to choose between ambient and task light
You’d likely want to have both included. Overhead ambient lighting is important for keeping the children’s room well lit at all times. A choice between these two types of lighting will also depend on the activities taking place in the room. If the kids will be studying in their rooms or doing some homework, then a task light might be of importance. A task light may also be placed beside your kids’ beds if they enjoy reading story books at night. Always remember to use a low wattage bulb to reduce the amount of heat generated.
What lighting styles to choose?
Kids’ rooms present an excellent opportunity for you to design a cool space that will amaze your kids. Use lampshades that have their beloved Disney character features. Make the light choosing process a fun moment by involving them during shopping.
What to consider for the night light
Night lights are available in different colors and styles, from the practical to the decorative aspect. Make decisions on whether to use the rechargeable, battery powered or plug in night lights. The night light should diffuse light and be bright enough so that the kids may feel comfortable while in the dark. Ensure that they are of low wattage especially when the children’s lamps are placed beside the bed.