Lamps can add a lot of design and functionality to a baby’s nursery. Not only do they add a decorative touch, but they can also be handy so that you don’t have to turn on a bright overhead light in the room. Although there is a wide array of lamps on the market from which to choose, dainty lamps often work best when decorating a baby girl’s room.
Design Considerations When Choosing a Nursery Lamp
When choosing a lamp for a little girl’s nursery, take the overall color scheme and decorating theme into consideration. If you have an overall room motif, such as teddy bears, baby blocks or butterflies, you can add a decorative touch to the room if you choose a lamp with a coordinating pattern. There are so many different nursery lamp designs available that you shouldn’t have a problem finding one to match the room’s overall decor. However, if you can’t find one that fits the bill, you can always decorate a plain lamp so that it matches. Lamps with a dainty design can add a very feminine look to the room. However, always choose a lamp that has good overall balance and a weighted base, so that it won’t tip over easily, even if bumped accidentally by yourself or your baby.
Functional Factors to Consider
It’s important to remember when choosing a lamp that design is not the only thing to consider. You’ll also want to choose a lamp that suits the room’s functional needs. For example, a small candlestick lamp with a shade can add a quaint look to a table beside your nursery’s rocking chair. However, you’ll also find this lamp very useful for midnight feedings when you don’t want to use the glaring overhead light. A small dainty lamp on a shelf beside the changing table can also come in handy at night.
Dainty Lamp Designs
There are many dainty lamp designs that work well for a baby’s nursery. Candlestick lamps continue to be quite popular, as are lamps that look like small lanterns. You’ll also find small lamps with designer fabric shades that can add a decorative look to any little girl’s nursery. These shades are often interchangeable, so you can choose one that works best with the room’s overall color scheme. Small floral prints, pin dots, and storybook characters are all popular motifs for nursery lamps.
Creating Your Own Custom Nursery Lamp
If you can’t find the perfect lamp, consider making your own. You can find lamp kits online, which can be a great way of creating a custom accessory for the nursery. You can also decorate a small plain table lamp so that it perfectly matches your nursery decor. Just be sure to attach all decorating accessories securely. This will prevent your decorations from being pulled off by tiny fingers as your baby grows and becomes more mobile. It’s also fun to make your own decorative shade by using fabric, fringe, and other trims to accessorize a plain lampshade. You can even add your baby girl’s name to the shade with fabric letters or fabric paint for a very personalized touch.