We love interior design, especially creating a new look and feel for a space. So when one of our close friends introduced us to her nursery ideas we immediately were intrigued about how light can impact a nursery.
The right nursery lighting can help soothe your baby to sleep, and some new parents find soft lighting extremely useful.
About Home advises to avoid harsh lighting.
“A soft glow makes any room seem warm and inviting, but that’s not the only reason to keep things cozy. Soft lighting reduces the contrast between light and dark, preventing over-stimulation and giving baby’s undeveloped eyes a much-needed rest.
When lighting the nursery, avoid halogens and exposed bulbs. These bright lights make babies uncomfortable and anxious and may prove hazardous should a curious toddler come poking around. Opt instead for fixtures offering shaded or diffused light.
Another tip? Consider baby’s point of view. Ceiling fixtures with bell-shaped shades may look lovely from across the room, but the effect is less enjoyable when you’re lying directly under them.”
What To Expect When You’re Expecting advises a night-light or dimmer switch.
“Your baby won't be afraid of the dark for another year at least (or maybe he never will), so the mood lighting in your baby's bedroom isn't for his sake just yet. But a night-light or a dimmer switch is a nursery essential to keep you (and your partner) from stubbing your toes when you stumble in at 2 a.m. for a feeding. Plus, the night-light's mellow glow (rather than the glare of a bright bulb) will help your baby learn to distinguish between night and day. What else can help your baby drift off to dreamland once you're done feeding? Keep your voice soft and soothing, and post-feeding cuddles short and sweet.”
Baby Center Blog suggests window coverings as a key lighting element
“Window treatments are key in the nursery. First of all, babies need to learn about the difference between night and day, and natural light is a major component of that lesson.
At the same time, a baby’s sleep schedule also requires some deep darkness during daylight. Layer your window coverings to allow for the most flexibility. Start with blackout shades inside the windowsill, add a sheer layer of curtains over that to diffuse light when baby wakes up. Then, indulge in a colorful and fun heavier fabric as the top layer that will block out even the gaps of light around the edges of the blackout shade.
If you install the curtain rod a little further past the edge of the windows, you’ll maximize the natural day light by being able to completely uncover the window when the curtains are drawn back. This is also a strategy that might serve you well in the master bedroom, to help stabilize your own shifting sleep schedule.”
Our Mood-Lights are often used in nurseries and kids’ rooms because they’re fun, radiant but not harsh like some LED lights can be, and add a special personalized element to the space. A few of our customers’ favorites are:
Hand-Painted Clouds Mood-Light Bulb
A nursery favorite. A bulb that grows with the baby and never really goes out of style. And perfect for a gender neutral nursery. Also a popular and unique baby shower gift (especially for those moms-to-be that choose not to know the gender until the baby is born. This Bulb casts Blue Sky & White Clouds throughout the room projecting the colors and image onto the walls, or a lampshade. Will work on any light colored walls or lampshade! Each Bulb is 25 watts filling the room with soft flattering Light & has a Universal Base to fit in stand up lamps, hanging fixtures, wall sconces, etc., anywhere a standard bulb fits.
Hand-Painted Rainbow Mood-Light
Project Nursery has named Rainbow inspired nurseries one of the top 12 nursery trends for 2016.
“It’s All about That Color! Nurseries, toddler rooms and playrooms are alive and in technicolor this year. In the past, color palettes, even bright hues, have been limited to a more monochromatic scheme, but this year it’s all rainbow. Bold and bright colors and lots of them are paired together in a fun and cheerful way to add drama.” It’s no surprise our requests for our Hand-Painted Rainbow Mood-Light have doubled this year! Rainbow Light is known to be very healing & balancing!
It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Color does affect one's feelings, moods, and emotions. Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes. The color we see is the part of the visible spectrum that is reflected back by a certain object.
Hand-Painted Moon & Stars Mood-Light Bulb
Although this is an all age favorite, we’ve seen a lot of customers using this in their kids’ rooms adding a fun element for bedtime. Kids love it! This special Mood-Light Bulb casts a Moon and Stars in either Blue, Yellow & Orange or Purple & Blue throughout the room projecting the colors and image onto the walls and ceiling, or a lampshade. And they’re 100% safe! MoodLight Bulbs are hand painted with high temp acrylics, the paint is permanent and safe for kids, pets, and the rest of the planet!
And of course our Rainbow Mood-Light Night-Light
This is a hand painted Night Light Bulb which casts a Rainbow on the wall behind the Night Light fits any c7 night light base or comes with its own!
Rainbow Light is known to be very healing & balancing. It has been known for eons of time that color plays a major role in setting up a particular mood or state of mind. Color does affect one's feelings, moods, and emotions. Colors are certain wavelengths of electro-magnetic energy seen through our eyes. The color we see is the part of the visible spectrum that is reflected back by a certain object.