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How to Light a Child’s Room Stylishly:

Light up your kid's room with these tips
By Expert Tips
Date: July 05 2016
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They say that children are the light of our life, so it would only be fair to try and shed some light into their little worlds as well. Do not confuse a children’s room with your own bedroom or living room. It is not just a place to sleep and dwell in. It is so much more. Children’s room is a fortress of fun, excitement, a place guarding all kinds of secrets and wonders. It is a place full of magic and enchantment that gives our children the ability to grow, flourish and develop properly. And as such, it deserves a special kind of attention. Of course, it is a well-known fact that a certain ambience can be achieved simply by using proper illumination techniques. So if you are looking for stylish and innovative ways to light up your children’s world, perhaps you should choose some of these options:

Embrace Nature

When it comes to choosing the most appropriate illumination for kid’s rooms, it is safe to say that nothing can beat the good old Mother Nature. Natural sunlight provides many health benefits, especially for growing children, and should be implemented in spaces where they reside the most. Introducing natural rather than artificial lighting in the room, you are helping your children become happier, calmer and also more creative and productive in their work. It can boost their immune system and reduce eye strain. This is why it is a good idea to take advantage of daylight and install big windows or even sunroofs that will enable your children to indulge in warm sun rays at least during day time.

Colour Their World

Children are visual beings, they respond to shapes, sizes and colours of objects. Another great lighting solution comes in a form of coloured lights that have the ability to create a truly outstanding atmosphere in a room. This can be achieved quite easily by purchasing coloured bulbs, but you can always go a step further and do something more creative. Putting up paper lanterns of different colours or even multi-coloured glass pendants is a fantastic way to illuminate the children’s space and give it an additional splash of colour. It is easy, practical and your children will absolutely love it.

Achieve Ambience

Creating a suitable atmosphere in a children’s room can be troublesome but it is actually a cool solution for those who wish to experiment with different lighting options. This idea is a great one as it allows you to combine and mix various illumination types in order to create the perfect ambience. Accent lighting is the key here, as it gives you the ability to light up certain areas or objects in the room. This, combined with decorative and task lighting, gives extraordinary results and creates a soothing and yet playful ambience that every child will adore.

Sky Full of Stars

If you are looking to add that magical element into the space, there is no better way to do this then to create a starry ceiling for your children to gaze upon. This enchanting venture can easily be done on your own by installing fibre-optic LED bulbs in crawlspaces on the ceiling. Cover the whole ceiling with these tiny lights, light them up and watch as the magic reveals itself. There is not a child in the world who will not gasp on this delightful sight.

Have Some Fun

While the sole purpose of good lighting is for it to be functional, nobody said that functional cannot be fun. Today’s technology has progressed so much that nowadays you can enable your children to read underneath a floating cloud lamp or even a pair of multi-coloured balloon lamps that appear to be floating in mid-air! Do not hesitate to comfort your toddler with adorable nightlights in shapes of their favourite animals, traditional lava lamps and perhaps some improvised homemade lamps you could make together.

Children grow up pretty fast and what was once interesting can soon enough become the thing of the past. This is why, as parents, you have the duty to always keep them entertained. Providing them with a loveable space where they can play, learn and grow you are giving them a healthy surrounding to strive in. These few handy tricks can give you inspiration to keep them occupied for years to come.

Lana Hawkins is a student of architecture and the Editor-in- Chief at Smooth Decorator. She lives in Sydney, and loves everything related to interior design. Lana finds Superlight lighting range to be versatile and amazing choice for kid's room, as it can be blended with any décor style.

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