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Create a cozier illuminating glow with nursery lighting
After you've selected a crib and other furniture, it's time to think about nursery lighting. At bedtime, the room can be warmed from the glow of a table lamp or perhaps a nightlight. During late night feedings, the room should also be dimly lit to create as little disturbance as possible. At Sears, finding just the right lamp styles to complement any nursery theme is easy. Lamp shades in stripes, polka dots and animal prints are featured in classic colors but with a trendy touch. Adorable teddy bears, Snoopy and other popular characters on lamp bases are fun additions, and they make terrific gifts for a mom-to-be.
In smaller nursery spaces, lighting requires more careful planning. If space for table lamps is limited, floor lamps are nice to have in a corner or next to the rocker. Mini-sized lamps can fit on a bookshelf as low-level lighting that helps reduce glare when leaning over a crib or when you're at the changing table. Adding wall mirrors in any shape or size to reflect natural or interior lighting also adds the feel of a larger space.
During the day, natural light is the best way to cheer up a nursery. However, when naptime arrives, getting a little one in the mood for a snooze is just easier with the right window shades that are both decorative and effective at blocking glare. Cute lamps with dimmer switches provide a gentle glow that helps gets kids settled in quickly. Wall lamps with shades designed to focus light upward also add comfort. Sconce fixtures that plug directly into outlets may also be effective solutions during the infant stage but should be removed when little ones begin to crawl.
Lighting from overheads and from table or floor lamps has other purposes in the nursery. As infants become more aware, lights stimulate their visual perceptions and help them begin to see differences in colors and patterns. Illumination from all angles gives them a better sense of self and encourages interaction. In time, they'll notice more and more items around them including nursery clocks on walls that are at their eye level and above.
Lamps in a variety of colors and themes add the finishing touches to a perfect nursery. At Sears, you'll find many styles designed to create a perfect space that you and your child will love.