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Perfect Lighting Options for your Child's Room

Updated on August 19, 2017
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Rachel Wesley is an American author and online freelance writer. She writes for several online businesses and has published two books.

Teddy Bear Night Lights

When it comes to adorable things there are few that actually beat out the teddy bear night light. These guys are the perfect combination of cute and useful.

One of the major jobs of a teddy bear is to be a child's protector as they sleep. With the ability to shed some soft light into the room as it stands guard makes children feel safe.

The bears come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Does your child have a favorite color? Do they like gummy bears? Want multi-coloration? All these are available, and they aren't outrageously expensive, with the average price being around $20.


Glow in the Dark Stickers

Also called wall decals, these glow in the dark stickers are easy to apply and move if needed. They don't typically tear up surfaces they stick to and can be designed any way you want.

Some of the really interesting ways they have been used are butterflies or hearts coming off of an end table and going across the wall, leaving a connecting trail in their wake. People have made trees, other outdoor objects, animals, houses, castles and many other completely unique designs.

If you want to put time and effort into it, you can make astrologically correct constellations and planets, but it isn't really necessary. You can always branch them out in fun and interesting ways and kids will enjoy them all the same.

A Few Sticker Ideas

The possibilities for decorating with the glow in the dark stickers are quite literally unending. Children can put them up if they want to control where everything goes. They come in all shapes and sizes and easy to handle.

Some ideas to get you started are stars and celestial based, children's favorite characters, kid's names, falling leaves, arrows and other fun shapes

Rope Lights

Rope lights not only give off a really nice hue, they are also incredibly easy to handle. In recent years people have begun using rope lights in place of regular Christmas lights because they are easy to use and look neat and tidy.

There are many ways to place these in a room for a night light effect. They can go around the base of the ceiling, doors, and windows. They can cascade down the wall, create an amazing bed frame, or be hung into fun shapes and objects.

Colored Bulbs

Colored light bulbs are fun and give off just enough light for kids to feel safe, but not too much that it keeps them awake. They can be placed in the immediate ceiling socket or be put into a lamp.

Previously they only came in about 3 colors, but in recent years they have made them in all basic and popular color.

It needs to be said that Lava lamps could also go in as well, just remember for small children that they are actually heavy and would hurt if they were pulled off of anything onto a little head.

Do it Yourself

Make Your Own Colored Bulbs

While these lights can be bought at most retailers that carry lights, they can run a little expensive sometimes. Making them at home on your own is a little time-consuming, but ultimately not that bad.

If you trust your children enough to let the color the bulbs they will be able to make their own, More than one color can be used on the bulbs, creating a bit of a rainbow or shape look.

Making your own is fairly simple, just color them with permanent markers and you're done.

Christmas Lights

Christmas lights are the timeless classic hanging lights. Much like rope lights, Christmas lights can border windows and doors, or other parts. They can wrap around objects easily and can be really long and connected or really short.

One of the best things about using Christmas lights is that they can come in a rainbow of colors together. While it's possible to get the lights in only one color, it is so much fun and really beautiful when they are multicolored.

Whichever way you like them best is right.

3D Illusion Lamps

A 3D illusion lamp is a lamp for the modern era. They are beautiful, come in various objects, and are sure to please not only children but anyone that sees them.

The light itself is soft and easy to look at but the real kicker is that it can be just about anything you could ever want. There are cartoon characters, skulls, snakes, cars, animals, favorite objects like cameras, show and movie memorabilia and such, and even people!

There are so many options to choose from when it comes to lighting and it can become a little overwhelming, especially when it's being bought for a child. This is just scratching the surface but it also specifically created with children in mind.

Found out what your child likes most and look for a light that relates to it. As you can see from the article above, there are endless possibilities and plenty of interesting and unique ideas.

© 2017 Rachel Wesley

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