I love how people are thinking outside the box when it comes to their nursery design. Not only do you see bold, fun trends in colors, wallpaper, seating and artwork, lighting choices have become another cool way to express your style.
Put up ceiling fixtures. Overhead fixtures are the safest light source in a nursery since the wiring is behind walls and the fixture itself is well out of the baby’s reach. Choose a fixture style with a shade that covers the bulb and softens the light; babies spend a lot of time staring at the ceiling, and untamed bulbs can be harsh on young eyes. Some shades have glow-in-the-dark designs that linger long after lights-out, giving the baby something to gaze at.
If you are having several recessed lights installed, consider having several switches so that the lights can be operated independently. And whether you have one overhead light or several, be sure to install a dimmer switch to make it easy to check on the baby at night without rousing him.
Have a lamp with a really low wattage bulb. It’s a little like the light you get from behind the curtains just as the sun is rising. If need to, Blinds are a great way to alter the amount of light in your baby’s nursery during the day.
Table lamps come in a wide range of nursery-appropriate styles; many are designed to match bedding sets or have juvenile themes. Some are made of ceramic, others of painted wood, and still others are crafted from antique toys. In some cases, the lamp base is the decorative centerpiece, while other lamps feature a clever shade. However, try to avoid putting table lamps near the edges of shelves or tables. These are likely to get pulled over when your baby starts crawling.