When it comes to decorating a child’s bedroom there shouldn’t really be any rules. The point of the room’s look is that it should reflect the child’s interests, however wild and crazy those might be…
Indeed, the Australian website of Better Homes and Gardens enthuses: ‘The room can be dinosaur-
themed, rainbow-themed or entirely purple and no-one would blink an eye!’
Nonetheless, you have to be a bit careful when it comes to choosing the room’s lighting. This is
because your child is still learning, and they need a safe environment in which to do so.
Aim high with how you position the lighting yes, in a literal sense!
This is because the bedroom needs to be sufficiently illuminated to enable your little one to go about playing and dressing. The lighting will benefit you, too – certainly when you want to tip-toe around all the Lego that is strewn about!
This is especially important during winter, when you might not have as much natural lighting in the room. Besides, you might have bought your child even more Lego for Christmas, so your little darling could be pretty busy building away on Christmas Day.
Fortunately, there’s a broad range of overhead lighting options from which you could choose. The Interior Editor advocates pendant lights, which you could have a good look at and order online – along with ceiling lights and floor lamps.
Make sure the light isn’t overbearing
There’s a pretty long list of reasons why your child could come to hugely rely on lighting in their
bedroom. For example, your little one might not be overly keen on sleeping when bedtime arrives,
or they might need to see where their drink or the bathroom is during the night.
According to experts mentioned by the Independent, children should sleep most soundly in complete
darkness, as this ought to help melanin in encouraging such sleep. However, for the reasons
outlined above, leaving your child in such darkness isn’t always practical.
That’s why you should think about providing your child with a nightlight in their bedroom. The light
emitted from this nightlight should be very dim and soft; think a glow, not a beam! Also, neither you
nor your child should struggle to switch the light off as necessary.
It would be perfect if the nightlight came with a timer enabling the light to shut itself off at a
given time. However, if you find a nightlight that seems just right except that it lacks a timer, you can
still, as recommended, turn off that nightlight once your little one is sleeping.
As you can see, you shouldn’t make ‘light’ work of looking at winter lighting ideas for your child’s bedroom -especially when the lack of sunlight can prove tricky.