Improving Electrical Safety

Lighting Tips For Your Child's Room To Ease Nighttime Fears

When you're creating your child's first bedroom, one of the key things you need to focus on is the lighting. For kids, finding themselves in a room that's dark or filled with shadows can be fear-inducing. You'll want to be sure that your little one is comfortable in the room at any hour, and that starts with the right lighting choices. Here are a few tips to help you get things together.

Consider Extra Outlets For Night Lights

If you prefer to offer nighttime illumination through the use of multiple night lights in the room, this is easiest to do if you hire an electrician to install a couple of extra power outlets. That way, you will have enough outlets to keep the night lights plugged in, without limiting what else you can use in the room.

Think About Overhead Lighting

If regular night lights just aren't enough for your little one to feel safe, you should consider the possibility of installing versatile overhead fixtures. Ceiling fans and LED overhead lamps are great for this, but you'll want to install dimmer switches for them. That way, you can easily control the level of light that the fixtures emit, giving you complete flexibility to cast a little bit of extra light throughout the room at night. This can go a long way toward helping your child feel more at ease at night.

Be Selective About Light Switch Placement

One of the things that many parents overlook is the placement of the light switches. You should ensure that at least one switch is within easy reach from your child's bed. That way, they can easily access and change the lighting level in the middle of the night, if they have to get up to go to the bathroom.

Add Some Floorboard Lights

Putting some subtle lighting into the running boards around the base of the walls in your child's room can also help with nighttime illumination. Choose soft lights that don't cast a lot of light, so you get some gentle room-wide light, without it being overwhelming.

Keep The Monsters Out Of The Closet

When it comes to nighttime struggles, one of the things that many children fear is monsters in the closet. With the help of an electrician, you can combat that by installing an overhead light in the closet. Turn it on at bedtime, and prop the door open. You'll get double the benefit, because it eliminates the monster fear and adds a little extra light to the room.

For more light solutions in your child's room, investigate other electrical services your electrician offers.