Modern Children's Lighting for the Nursery or Kids' Room

Brighten up your little one's room with nursery and kids' lighting. From bright task lighting for homework to soothing ambient glows as your child falls asleep, ceiling lights, sconces, lamps and night lights set the tone in the kids' room.

Ceiling Lights: Want to add a modern statement piece to your kid's room? Hang a pendant light on the ceiling as a focal point. For a cohesive look, choose a children's light that coordinates with the theme of their bedroom. Going with an astronomy aesthetic? A ceiling light featuring stars complements bedding, pillows and wallpaper covered with planets or constellations. For a versatile take, opt for a ceiling lamp that transitions from theme to theme as your child's interests evolve. For instance, a simple drum pendant lamp pairs with any design scheme from nature to cars, while a geometric one adds visual interest and remains versatile as well. Even better? Regardless of the style, children's ceiling lights save valuable floor space—meaning you'll have more room for toys, storage or a play area.

Wall Lights: Another space-saving option for kids' lighting: sconces. Place one beside the big kid bed to provide lighting for a story or two before it's time to go to sleep. A wall light frees up space on the nightstand for books, a glass of water or a favorite toy. For a different approach, install a wall light near your child's desk to provide plenty of task lighting for homework or arts and crafts. Want to use a wall light in the nursery? Place one near the changing station to free up space for a changing pad and fresh clothes. Alternatively, hang one beside the rocker to comfort baby with a soft glow as you cradle them before bedtime.

Table Lamps: To bring an on-theme element to your little one's dresser or nightstand, prop a kids' table lamp on its surface. Not only does it illuminate the room, it also adds more personality to the space. Does your toddler love animals? Accessorize with a light shaped like a rabbit, fox or elephant. Perhaps they're in to outer space. A rocket ship or star lamp complements the rest of the room. Does your big kid have a favorite color? Rather than going with an on-theme silhouette, find a children's table lamp that features a base that coordinates with the hues in the room. Whether they like vibrant reds and blues or soft pinks and teals, a wood or ceramic base pairs with bedding, curtains and wallpaper. Another option: use the shade to bring in color, and keep the base white, black, gold or nickel.

Floor Lamps: Illuminate a dimly-lit corner in the kids' room or nursery with a floor lamp. For task lighting, consider an adjustable floor lamp that allows you to target the light exactly where your little one needs it. Rather go with an artsy approach? Opt for a sculptural floor lamp—whether it resembles a nautical rope or a bouquet of balloons, fun designs bring whimsy to the area. To keep it simple, mix and match metallic bases with a drum shade instead.

Night Lights: Is your little one afraid of the dark? Comfort them with a night light that emits a soft glow. For a timeless option, plug in an outlet night light in a shape that fits the other decor. For instance, a unicorn plug-in is fitting for a magical theme, while an elephant feels at home with safari decor. Prefer a tabletop night light for a dresser or nightstand? Set one near your little one's bed to soothe them as they drift off.