Inspired lighting for children

For most parents, decorating a child’s bedroom or playroom is a joy. It’s a place to inject a bit of whimsy and fun vivid hues you may not consider for other areas of the house. Although you’ll likely put a lot of thought into the design concepts and themes behind your child’s room, many parents overlook lighting.

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Lighting for children should blend both functionality and style. Rather than settle for a bland single bulb in a clear glass globe, use lighting to bring the room’s design to new heights. A striking light fixture is not only a great design opportunity to inspire little minds as they play pretend or fall into dreamland, but also can be the final touch that creates a perfect, polished look.

Here are a few children’s lighting trends that are sure to inspire:

Ceiling fans: Selecting a ceiling fan for your child’s room is probably driven by function, but today’s ceiling fans are far from boring. Made from numerous types of woods, metals or even fabric, and in just about any shape you can imagine, the blades of a ceiling fan reveal the fixture’s true design potential. From staggered ovals of various sizes in chrome to oil rubbed bronze blades that look like palm leaves, ceiling fan blade options are endless.Kids_Crystorama

Chandeliers: If you’re designing a nursery or a little girl’s room, you can’t go wrong with a crystal chandelier. The is the perfect example of elegance without going overboard. Think chandeliers aren’t for little boys? Modern designs that incorporate clean lines and cool-toned metals are ideal, like the Crystorama Lighting Group Solaris Olde Silver Three-Light Chandelier.

Transitional: Transitional style fixtures can be a good option for children’s spaces. Not only are transitional styles great for just about any color palette or theme you’ve selected, they offer great longevity. So when your little lad or lass isn’t’ so little, the piece can continue to be used, even when you update the room’s décor.

Parents: What chair is best for a newborn’s nursery?

When it comes to preparing the nursery for the arrival of a new baby, a good chair is an absolute must. But if you’ve hit a design wall or are simply not satisfied with the options you’ve found at local stores, it’s time to dig deeper and tap into top nursery decorating trends. Here are a few things to keep in mind when selecting a beautiful chair that’s perfect for baby…

First, although a rocker isn’t a necessity, parents and caregivers often prefer one because it’s a comfortable way to lull baby to sleep. The gentle back and forth motion mimics what the infant felt in the womb, and a comfortable rocking chair is great for nursing and calming baby in the wee hours of the morning.Rocker

Glider rockers provide a smooth motion and are easy to use, but often people are less than thrilled with their appearance. Try customizing your glider with pillows and shams to help tie it to the overall nursery theme you’ve selected. If you’re still unimpressed, consider plush reclining chairs that also have the ability to glide and rock.

The Pulaski Furniture Sutton Grey Swivel Glider Recliner is a great example. Its soft, clean lines add a modern touch to any nursery. The padded backs, arms and sides set this recliner apart – providing a luxurious level of comfort. The ingenious design allows the chair to recline or glide, so you can nuzzle with your little darling as long as you’d like.

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Remember, when selecting a nursery chair, you’re not stuck with traditional pastel fabrics. Current trends in nursery décor feature sophisticated color choices like black, burgundy or nudes. The Pulaski Glider plays perfectly to the grey trend, and can complement a little boy’s or girl’s room impeccably. Whatever fabric you select for your chair, make sure it’s durable and easy to clean.

Finding a nursery chair with these characteristics ensures you’ll get exactly what you need for cuddling with baby, but you’ll also have a quality piece of furniture with style potential long after your little angel grows up.