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.