It’s 2am and the baby is crying. Nursery floor lamps are the way to go because bright lights could just make things worse. This is at time when a cordless floor lamp by the door would come in very handy. The light switch for the ceiling fixture may be just as easy to reach. But without a doubt, indirect lighting is the best choice for lighting the room under these difficult circumstances.
Baby nursery chandeliers and ceiling light fixtures are great for early evening or to brighten up the baby’s room on a rainy day. But the subdued lighting that comes from a bulb covered with a shade may give a weary mom or dad the best shot at correctly diapering their infant on the first try and getting a few more winks before the alarm clock rings.
SELECTION Most baby bedding sets offer at least one nursery floor lamp or table lamp that matches the crib set, window treatments and accessories. If the lamp included in your bedding collection doesn’t fit in your plans it should be easy to find one that does. Baby boutiques and home improvement stores are loaded with lamps and light fixtures that reflect most popular baby nursery themes for baby boys and girls. This is very helpful as most moms try to coordinate their nursery floor lamps and chandeliers with each other as well as the other decorations in the bedroom.
PLACEMENT Where you locate your baby's nursery floor lamp depends on the lighting needs as well as the layout of your baby’s room. The most popular place for kids' bedroom lamps is on the table beside the rocking chair or glider for reading purposes. If you don’t have or need a table a cordless floor lamp will do just as well. You should know that the infant in your arms today will be taking his or her first steps before you can blink an eye and cords can trip even the most surefooted adult much less an unsteady toddler. Not to mention that a falling lamp can be dangerous. For that reason you should locate your lamps in a safe place where the cords can be safely tucked away.
NURSERY FLOOR LAMPS Floor lamps are great to light up that dark corner of the room or to add another decorative layer to your nursery’s lighting. For the small nursery where square footage is at a premium, they may not be practical. But on the other hand, they are a blessing to a mother with a large nursery where a ceiling light and a single table lamp just don’t do the trick. The drawback is that a baby might try to pull up on the lamp and topple it. Some mothers say they have never had a problem with their babies tampering with them but I would keep a close watch and be ready to remove the light if the baby shows any inclination towards pulling on the cords or lamps themselves.
FLOOR LAMP SHADES A personalized lamp shade can take a cheap baby lamp and turn it into something special. A plain lamp can be completely transformed with some decorations and a new shade. When I shop for lamps, I always make it a point to pick out something in a neutral color and material so that when I get ready to give the bedroom a makeover all I have to do is change the shade.
Beyond nursery floor lamps and table lamps there are revolving lamps that project a light show on the nursery ceiling to soothe and entertain babies in their cribs. I have also heard some positive reviews on nursery lamps with a baby monitor built into it. My opinion is so long as the baby’s lamp is attractive and casts a light that is just bright enough to keep me from stubbing my toe in the middle of the night that’s all I need.
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