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Lighting in the child's room

Much depends on the child's environment: his psychological comfort, health, quality of learning. An important role is also played by how the room is organized lighting, what fixtures are chosen, whether the child likes them. And in this case, there are many subtleties. In this article, we looked at the right and wrong approaches to the organization of lighting in the children's room.

To begin with, let's break down the basic tips for selecting light sources for the child's room.

The use of multiple light sources

A single chandelier in the children's room is a crime against good vision. Therefore, the arrangement of the room should always be a combination of general light and local devices. The desk needs a desk lamp with a comfortable light that does not blink, is not dim or blinding, in bed — bedside lamp or night light (so that the baby is not afraid of the dark), the light is needed everywhere the child works and plays. Therefore, in a child's room, especially handy lights that can be rotated in different directions to illuminate the right place. To create a comfortable atmosphere, light bulbs are of great importance. For floor, wall and ceiling fixtures are best suited to white warm light, which light bulbs with a mark of 2700 K on the package. But for table lamps, on the contrary, cool light (6400K or 6000K) is suitable. It is believed that it is more conducive to concentration, which is so necessary when doing homework. The best option is LED bulbs, they give a comfortable and natural lighting: they do not flash, shine evenly, and also work for a long time.


Since sunlight is "responsible" for biorhythms, and thus psychological comfort and well-being, it is especially important that the baby does not feel lacking in it. The most correct option — windows to the east and south-east. This way the child will wake up with the sunrise, and not in the dark, which means that his awakening will be natural. In addition, experts recommend placing a desk by the window: on the left side, if the child is right-handed, and on the right, if left-handed. True, do not go to extremes. The sun should not be too much: direct rays tire the eyes. To make the light soft and diffused, use tulle and curtains of translucent fabrics. The other extreme is when the sun, on the contrary, is not enough.

In semi-darkness, even active children become half-asleep, lethargic and cranky. At the slightest sense of discomfort, turn on the light to make the environment cheerful. Natural light is especially important in a place for learning and learning.

Original light fixtures

Light fixtures in a child's room are more than just lights. Even ordinary garlands, if you decorate the walls and doors with them, will create a sense of magic and coziness in your baby. Choose a lamp that brings joy to the child, especially since the choice of lights today is very large. This can be a lamp in the form of a favorite character or even a lamp that changes colors. Let the baby become a full participant in the design of his room. Take him with you to the store, choose a lamp together and at the same time tell him which lamps will save his eyesight and help him cope better with tasks. Perhaps this will work better than ten reminders that reading in the dark is bad for you.

Now let's look at the most common mistakes in lighting a child's room.

In-eye light and harsh shadows

To keep the room free of eyeshadows and contrasts that are hazardous to vision, you need even light. Use more than one light source at a time for comfortable lighting and always leave the ceiling light on. Main fixtures should be placed overhead and on both sides for comfortable lighting. When the kid collects the construction set on the floor, illuminate this place simultaneously with several lamps from different sides — the shadows will be smoothed out and the light will be pleasant for the eyes. Especially convenient if the devices are equipped with regulators with the ability to adjust the brightness — then the general "background" lighting can be slightly dimmed when it plays a secondary role. Try to make sure that the bulbs do not burn directly into the eyes. From anywhere in the room, the child should be able to see the light fixture, but not the bulb inside it. For the same reason for general lighting fixtures that give a soft diffused light, in which the bulb is "hidden" in the plafond or light on the ceiling are recommended. The same goes for a table lamp: make sure that the light from it is only directed at the table. And remember about an important taboo: no glossy surfaces — they create hazardous glare for the eyes. It is better if the floor, ceiling and furniture in the room are matte, not reflecting light.


For many children, nighttime is a time of stress: they are left alone in a dark room. Most likely, this is a temporary phenomenon associated with the stage of growing up. Help your child through this difficult period.

Use nightlights for children. They are usually designed in the form of a cute toy and have several modes: a brighter light allows you to read at night and thus adjust the child to sleep, a more diffuse warm light gently illuminates the room at night, so the baby feels safe.

Wires and crystal

Flimsy sconces, crystal chandeliers — all of these are not suitable for the nursery. It's not even the fact that they can quickly fall into disrepair. The point is about safety. Choose stable lamps and do not put them in dangerous places, where a child can easily knock over a lamp. And be sure to pay attention to the wires. It is better if the wires are not visible at all, and if this is not possible, secure them so they do not get tangled underfoot. Convenience is very important. Let the child have the ability to turn lights off and on everywhere, to turn and "adjust" the lamps independently, but without the risk of getting hurt or snagging something.


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