Helpful Tips for Lighting a Nursery

Planning the baby’s nursery is a huge undertaking!  From the crib to paint colors, getting this space just right for your little one is a priority.

Although lighting might not be the first thing you think about when planning your nursery, it is probably one of the most important.

The nursery needs to be a comfortable place for your baby to sleep while still having enough light to allow you to safely navigate the room. These tips should help you with the lighting layout of your nursery:

  • You’ll want lamps, or even better, sconces in areas where you need a lot of light, such as the feeding area or the changing table. These won’t light up the entire room, so you won’t have to worry about disturbing the baby’s sleep. 
  • You’ll want subdued lighting to allow you to see where you are going while still keeping the room dim. Using dimmer switches rather than plug-in night lights is a great alternative.
  • Your baby won’t be asleep all the time, which means you’ll want some ambient lighting that lights up the whole room. This might include a flush, semi-flush fixture or chandelier. Nurseries have become much more sophisticated, and it is not unusual to see a beautiful chandelier bringing the entire nursery together. 

It’s important to also remember to light up the path to the nursery since there will be several trips to and from your bedroom at all different times of the evening.


Recognizing Varying Shapes and Forms of Lighting

The toughest part of lighting design is usually selecting what area you want to light. This means that once you’ve narrowed this down, you’ve completed the hardest portion of the lighting process. The step that comes next after you’ve made that decision is figuring out how exactly you’re going to light the space. This is when you get to choose the types of fixtures that you want to use. Here is a highlight of a few of the main types of fixtures available and how and where each type is used.


Quoizel’s 2010 Sales Representative of the Year

Quoizel proudly announces the 2010 Sales Representative of the Year —  Brian Slater of Boca Raton, Florida.  Brian is the youngest sales professional to ever win this award and received a handsome Movado Bold Chrono watch as a gift for his accomplishments.  He assumes this honor from the 2009 recipient, Karen Katz of Westborough, Massachusetts.

Brian graduated in 2007 from the University of Delaware with a degree in Accounting and upon graduation he went to work for Price Waterhouse Coopers specializing in public audits of pharmaceutical companies.  He quickly knew that this career in accounting did not match his personality.  He interviewed with Quoizel for a sales position and in the spring of 2008, he was offered a territory in south Florida.


How Does Lighting Affect Your Mood?

Doesn’t it seems like when we have warm, sunny days outside everyone is constantly announcing  that it’s beautiful outside – it has even become a great conversation starter, “Wonderful day isn’t it?”. On gloomy days it’s often quite the opposite. Comments such as “I’d rather be at home asleep” or “Look what this weather has done to my hair” become the norm. It seems as if the weather is directly influencing not only our conversation, but also our states of mind. This made us wonder, how does lighting affect your mood?


Energy Efficient Lighting from Quoizel!

Many people are switching over to energy efficient lighting. Today, I want to share with you some examples of energy efficient lighting from Quoizel.

The first type of energy efficient lighting is called Compact Florescent Lighting. These bulbs are smaller versions of regular florescent bulbs. They can be used in standard sockets and appear to give off the same amount of light as incandescent bulbs.

The second type of energy efficient lighting is Light Emitting Diodes. These bulbs are very small and very energy efficient. The website Eartheasy states that: