In the children’s room, everything should be carefully thought out and foreseen in advance, because parents are responsible for the comfort and safety of the room where the child grows up. By the way, the issue of lighting here in no case should be taken to the background, and we will tell you how to choose it correctly in below in our article.
Proper lighting of the children’s room is the key to the health and successful development of the child!
Any nursery, whether it is designed for an infant or a school-age child, should be filled with light, the only difference is in its intensity and functionality, therefore:
It is necessary to focus on the age, regime and activities to which the child devotes a lot of time. This will allow you to correctly assess the value of the type, power and correct location of the lamps..
It is better to combine the main light (ceiling, chandelier) and secondary (local, directional) in the form of a table lamp, floor lamp, sconce.
It is recommended to create controlled work lighting. That is, so that the child, if desired, can independently direct the lamp in the right direction and use the dimmer (light intensity regulator).
Light can help with zoning the space of a room in which two or more children live..
The value of daylight for a growing organism cannot be overestimated, and the amount of incoming sunlight cannot be much in this case..
It is good if the windows of the nursery face the southeast side, then the rays of natural light will enter the room for a long time throughout the day.
Excessive exposure to the sun is also useless, it will irritate the eyes of the child. When the windows are large enough and facing south, it is better to curtain the opening, for example, with Roman translucent curtains, which will be very appropriate, functional and safe, and in addition, this technique will allow too bright sun to dissipate, passing through a light fabric.
If your children’s room, nevertheless, is located on the north side, and the sun bypasses it, the situation can be corrected, firstly, using light, light curtains, and secondly, by increasing the window opening. The second method is quite troublesome, but more effective..
Combined lighting: spots
As a rule, it is customary to install one or two small sources of main light in a room, but in the case of a nursery, this may not be enough, since it is inherent in children to use the occupied area as much as possible. This means that you need to illuminate as much space as possible. When choosing a chandelier or a pair of ceiling lamps, it is better to support their light with spots mounted in the ceiling.
It is better if the chandelier shades are closed, or at least directed upwards. This will save the eyes of children from harsh light, since they are great lovers, lying on the bed, looking at a burning light bulb. In addition, if it is damaged, glass shards will remain inside..
Working lighting: table lamps
Without exaggeration, increased attention should be paid to the working lighting of the children’s room. Apart from the desk, this also applies to the play area.
The working plane, in this case, a table or a desk, must be illuminated so that the incident rays do not create unnecessary shadows from the seated figure.
The choice of models of working lamps is quite wide, it can be classic lamps with a lampshade or devices rotating around their axis.
Very convenient and compact lamps on a bending leg or with a foot that can be attached to the desired surface at the required height. Do not forget about the spots, which, in turn, are mounted, for example, at the bottom of the hanging bookshelf..
When buying a new chandelier for the nursery, take a closer look at the lamp base of the lamp – it may turn out to be non-standard, in the future it may be difficult to find a suitable lamp.
Additional lighting: floor lamps
Floor lamps are used in the children’s room, often to illuminate the play area on the floor, less often – the bedside area, while paying attention to the quality and reliability of the lamp support.
All cords and wires from local lighting fixtures must be carefully and securely hidden, since while playing, children will not get entangled in them for a long time, which can entail unpleasant and extremely undesirable consequences.
The function of the decorative light used in the nursery may be such that it is used as a night light (such lighting will be especially useful for children who are afraid of the dark),
it helps the enacted child to calm down and get ready for bed, and also better perceive fairy tales read at night.
Important! The light of the bedside lamp should be dim and not frighten the baby if he wakes up at night.
The night light can be in the shape of a toy or an animal and be made of durable shatterproof material (for example, with a metal or fabric lamp shade), which will not break if accidentally brushed away in a dream.
An alternative to a decorative bedside lamp may well be a sconce attached to the wall above the nightstand. Model with adjustable adjustable leg can be selected.
In a room intended for two or three children, it is recommended to provide a sconce or a bedside lamp for each. This will allow you to invisibly define the boundaries of the personal space of each child, teaching you to respectfully treat other people’s things from an early age..
When it comes to choosing the right lamp for the nursery, it is better to think about its safety, in terms of how reliable its lamp will be, which can be hit by plastic bullets, balls, toys and other projectiles..
Keep your child safe by choosing plastic, fabric lampshades and lamps with stable wooden and metal supports.
As mentioned earlier, it is good if the shape of the plafond is solid (closed) to prevent debris from falling outside of it if the chandelier or lamp suddenly falls.
The choice of a light bulb for a chandelier or a secondary lamp also depends on the age and hobbies of the child.
So, a newborn baby spends most of the time lying in the crib, directing his eyes up to the light, therefore, he should not be too bright.
An older child often plays outdoor games or is engaged in creativity, does homework, therefore, the intensity of the incoming light should be much higher.
And most importantly, when choosing a lighting fixture, trust your child’s taste. Remember, all things around the baby should be a natural continuation of himself.