Fun Lighting Solutions for the Kid’s Room


Kids’ rooms are often the most challenging rooms in the house to decorate. While most homes typically adhere to a particular style or color scheme, the kid’s room usually breaks away from the mold as a vibrant, wacky wonderland filled with storybook characters, games, toys, and other such nonsense. There is little hope of carrying over your usual style into this domain, so you may as well keep up the adventuresome spirit and try out some of these fun lighting ideas!

Colored Light Strings

coloredlightsWhile clear Christmas lights are no stranger to bedroom décor, colored lights are unusual because they can be hard to match and don’t provide the enchanting, yellow glow that many people strive for. However, as kids’ rooms tend to contain a plethora of colors, there’s nothing to match, and these lights still give off plenty of illumination. Plus, your child is guaranteed to enjoy the cozy feeling of being enveloped in a warm, dim prism.

Rope Light Word Art

dreamDoes your child’s room have a large, blank wall space that you have no idea what to do with? If so, you should consider DIY rope light wall art. Rope light is an interesting way to illuminate, as well as personalize, your child’s space. Just configure the shape or the word that you want, and their bedroom is sure to emanate it.

Seem like a daunting task or a lot of work?  It’s really not – we’ve done it ourselves. Take a look at our DIY Rope Light Word Art blog and video tutorial to see how simple it really is to make your own rope light art.

Night Lights

sleepingmoonnightlightNight lights have always been a staple of children’s bedrooms, helping them sleep with ease as well as navigate through the night without mishaps. If your child’s bedroom doesn’t already have a night light, you should definitely invest in one. We recommend any of our LED night lights. Some even come in kid-pleasing designs, and considering that these bulbs are intended to operate all night long, the LED technology will save you money in the long run due to the lowered operating costs.

RGB Color-Changing Tape Light

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RGB Strip Light

RGB color-changing LED tape light was practically invented to complement the lively atmosphere of your child’s room. Flexible and thin with a sticky, adhesive backing, tape light is easy to place anywhere you want it. Popular placements include outer rims of desks, along the tops of headboards, and around the sides of windows. Moreover, using an RGB controller, you can mix and match the colored lights as well as create fun patterns your kid will love.

LED Light-Up Stuffed Animals

animal  lampStuffed animals are probably already in abundance in your child’s room. Why not use one of them to practice your DIY skills and give your child an adorable, plushy, light-up playmate? Plus, it’s simpler than you’d think: all you have to do is cut open the animal, intermix battery-operated LED Christmas lights with the stuffing, and sew it back up (leaving a small space to access the on/off switch, of course). Or, if you’d rather the animal be a stiff, stand-up lamp that plugs into the wall, all you have to do is coat the animal with fabric stiffener (the animal must have a thin fabric for this to work) and use regular LED Christmas lights.
*WARNING: Do NOT try this with incandescent lights – they get far too hot!

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Jessica Banke

Jessica is the Lead Copywriter at 1000Bulbs.com, meaning she spends 40 hours a week illuminating the world on lighting topics from A to Z. Otherwise, she can be found on an outdoor patio listening to live music or at home playing with her miniature Australian Shepherd, Sydney. Check back often for more of her fun and practical lighting articles!