Five Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Child’s Bedroom

Whether you have a toddler or a teenager, the lighting in your child’s bedroom is important. But that doesn’t mean that you have to stick to plain floor lamps or ceiling lights. You and your child can (and should) be creative and incorporate your personality and style into your lighting selections. To inspire you, here are five unique lighting ideas for your child’s bedroom.

String Lights Illuminate your child’s bedroom with string lights from Christmas Lights Etc. Simply hang these along the bed’s frame or attach them to a wall for a magical glow that will comfort your little one during the day or night. You can even hang super-cute ones that are shaped like stars, angels, butterflies, or animals to add an adorable touch. If you have a teenager, it’s best to stick with classic string lights — these are simple but trendy.

Colored Bulbs

Why use regular light bulbs when you can use fun colored ones? After all, these are the perfect way to add a pop of color to a child’s bedroom and can work very well with many design choices. If your child’s bedroom has a lot of green in it, add some lamps with green bulbs. A soft blue or purple light bulb can match a similarly colored room well and makes a comforting night-light for a child in need of reassurance. Just be sure to keep a regular light in the room as well for your child to use to read or do homework.

Paper Lanterns

Paper lanterns add a playful effect to any child’s bedroom and have the added bonus of being appropriate for nearly all decorating styles and room types. If your child’s bedroom is decorated in many different colors, you can enhance the look by hanging matching paper lanterns. They also work well with sloped ceilings. Just hang paper lanterns at varying heights for a look that balances the room. Best of all, they’re easy to find in many stores and are inexpensive.

Drum Pendants

For a look that’s functional and stylish, install drum pendant lights. These can be hung from a ceiling to illuminate a room and bring modern flair to any area. Or hang a drum pendant light with a decorative lampshade in your child’s bedroom. Pick something that your child likes — stars, stripes, mustaches, and animals are popular choices. If you’re undecided, hang more than one. Multiple drum pendants can decorate a whole ceiling, so don’t worry about overcrowding.

Novelty Fixtures

There’s nothing more fun than a novelty light fixture. Not only do they look great in most children’s bedrooms, but they’re also a wonderful way to incorporate your child’s interests into his or her room. For a child who dreams of becoming a pilot one day, hang a cool plane-shaped light from the ceiling. For a future superstar, set a dazzling star-shaped lamp on the nightstand. The possibilities are endless.

Whether you and your child want lighting that hangs from the ceiling or that can be strung around a bedpost, these five lighting ideas are sure to give you plenty of great options.

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9 thoughts on “Five Unique Lighting Ideas for Your Child’s Bedroom

  1. Wow I never really thought about adding pizzaz with lighting but it works great and not too expensive and easy to change later!

  2. I love your lighting ideas. They are really unique. I never thought of changing up lighting in a kid’s room. I have always been a big fan of paper lanterns myself. I’ll bet I could find something cute to coordinate with pink, Monster High, and Barbie!

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