In a baby's room , the lighting must be chosen with the utmost care. In order to comfort and calm him, the lighting must be soft. It must also have a playful aspect to promote the development and awakening of the little one. And of course, functional lighting is preferable. We will not forget either that the installation of lamps participates in the decoration of the room.
Given that a child's eyes are particularly sensitive, it is essential to provide him with a suitable and cozy bedroom , with an atmosphere that suits him. For this, it is recommended to opt for soft lighting, which it will be possible to modulate. The lighting will be distributed throughout the room according to the needs of the parents and those of the baby. To see all this in more detail and choose the right lighting for the children's room, read this article to the end.
The importance of light in a children's room
For baby to enjoy the moments spent in his room, you must create an appropriate and comfortable environment for him. In this context, lighting plays a key role. Light sources that are as playful as they are practical, that's what he needs. Before having the ability to perceive colors and shapes, light is the first element that the baby is able to distinguish.
The lighting will therefore contribute to the awakening of the toddler during the first months of his life. You are then advised to bet on plays of light capable of arousing the baby's curiosity and stimulating it. In addition to the utilitarian lighting that you will place in strategic places, you can add various luminous objects to brighten up the infant's room:
- Musical boxes diffusing light;
- Fairy lights in various colors;
- Toys with flashing light…
- The BabyNotte with its soft diffusion.
Lighting the baby's room well: a few essential points
Before choosing this or that lighting for your little darling's room, take the time to think about it. Admittedly, light mainly has a utilitarian function, but not only. By selecting them carefully, the light sources installed in the baby's room will help you reassure him and give him peace of mind. On the other hand, lights can be entertaining and decorative, while stimulating the little one. To meet these criteria, here are some recommendations.
Preferably opt for soft light
First of all, you must ensure that the child is not attacked by too intense a light. You will therefore avoid lamps that emit too white a light and in particular the halogen lamp. Prefer low-power bulbs, with a soft and progressive light and lamps diffusing a warm light. This, so that the atmosphere is subdued and reassuring for the little one.
Functional lighting for the changing area
Because at one time or another you will have to dress your child or change his diaper, you will need to properly light the space dedicated to this task. The lighting thus chosen must be powerful enough to allow you to comfortably go about your business.
You will therefore have lighting near the changing table. Orient yourself towards a light with low glare to avoid blinding the toddler. You will direct it, not towards its face, but rather towards its body.
Vary light sources
Instead of having one or two intense light sources in a child's room, the ideal would be to install several medium-intensity lamps as well as accent lighting. This, to create a serene and reassuring atmosphere for the little one.
At the same time, it will allow you to modulate the brightness in the room. If you need a fairly bright light, you will light, for example, three or four lamps. On the other hand, if you want to dim the lighting during baby's sleep, you will only use one light source.
Bet on decorative lamps
In a room, lighting is a decorative asset of the first order. Whether you place night lights, light garlands, ceiling lights or floor lamps in your little one's room, think about getting pretty models, in keeping with the decoration of the room and the universe of a baby doll. It is also essential to have decorative lamps adapted to the age of the baby.
The Babynotte is there to respond to the baby's sleep phase .
Practical and above all safe lamps for babies
Last but not least, when installing lamps in a baby's room, you need to think about the safety aspect. The child should not be able to access the lights. These should not be directed towards the face of the little one. And make the right choice when it comes to electric cables, in order to optimize your child's safety.
The different kinds of interior lighting for a baby's room
When it comes to lighting a toddler's room, there are several options available to you. Between bedside lamp, night light, chandelier, LED ceiling lamp, floor lamp, designer lighting, you are spoiled for choice.
Floor lamp for baby's room
Placed on the ground and fixed on a long and generally thin support, the floor lamp can provide general lighting in the child's room. To benefit from a light light, prefer a low intensity bulb.
The floor lamp holds various highlights. You can indeed move it with ease, from one corner of your baby's room to another. Which is not the case with a wall light. However, make sure that the lamp is stable and place it away from the child to protect yourself from any incident.
The chandelier: trendy and timeless lighting
Ceiling lamp, the chandelier is most often used as the main light source in a room intended for a baby. Its greatest advantage is its decorative side. This will be an opportunity for you to have a suspension that is both designer and playful in your child's room.
The light transmitted by a chandelier is not necessarily powerful. However, it is targeted. Thus, you will need to add bulbs to neutral white lighting, so as not to illuminate the room too much. Like the ceiling light, you can turn it on with a switch. In any case, don't hesitate to turn to a model adorned with fun shapes or patterns that the baby might like.
The night light: a small, non-negligible light source
A night light is especially useful to keep an eye on the child while he sleeps. Thanks to the night light, your baby won't sleep in the dark. Usually, the luminosity of such lighting is low. Your toddler therefore does not risk being dazzled by too bright a light while he is sleeping.
Aside from lighting, some models of nightlights have various features, such as playing a melody or sounds to help the child fall asleep. Others may turn on automatically or have a motion sensor. A night light can be placed on a bedside table or hung on the wall.
The BabyNotte will be both a decorative element in your child's room, but also an effective night light.
The bedside lamp: auxiliary lighting
Installed on the bedside table, the bedside lamp is very practical lighting, especially when your child reaches the age when you will need to tell him stories before going to bed. Diffusing a weak light, it will allow you to read a story while creating an atmosphere conducive to sleep.
During the first months of an infant, the bedside lamp will then have no real use. However, a bedside lamp can be very decorative in a baby's room. You are free to put some in your child's room. It will surely serve you after a few months.
Wall sconces: to illuminate a specific area of the room
Wall sconces are part of the extra lighting in the baby room. A wall lamp completes the light offered by the ceiling lamp. It can also be used as general lighting in a specific corner of the room.
These are a few types of lighting that you can install in your little darling's room. You have several others, including:
- The luminous garland;
- Recessed spotlights.
There is a whole range of lights to light up a child's room. As for the ceiling light, it may be wise to integrate a dimmer. This makes it possible to modify the intensity of the light according to the activity of the little one.
Some safety instructions for lighting in the baby's room
When you're thinking about furnishing a child's room and installing lighting, you need to make sure your little one is safe. Some measures should be taken:
- Opt for lights on which the baby will not be able to reach the bulb;
- Firmly fix the suspensions as well as the wall lights so that they are out of the reach of the little one;
- Install protective devices on electrical outlets to prevent accidents;
- Install the wiring for your lamps in such a way that the child cannot access them.
You now know which lighting to select for your baby's room! Last point, do not install glass lamps in this room, because in the event of a fall, they could break and injure your baby.