Tips for lighting a Nursery | Amos Lighting + Home



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When curating a nursery room for little ones, the right lighting can have a big impact in achieving a peaceful environment. There are a few key factors to consider when lighting this special room, we have put together a few of our tips on how to make lighting the nursery a success.

Use soft warm light

To create a restful environment for putting small children down for naps, warm, soft lighting is an ideal choice. Warm, red toned lighting mimics the light of the setting sun which naturally has a positive effect on sleep.

Install a dimmer switch

Using a dimmer switch allows parents to create a calm ambient atmosphere in the evening, to help little ones wind down for the evening. They are also perfect for providing a low light for night time visits, to check in on the baby without disturbing them.

Have multiple light sources

Whilst soft and dimmable lighting is great for creating a calm room for bed time, for some activities like changing the baby or reading a story, more direct lighting is required. Task lighting such as, table lamps and wall lights are a practical option.

We recommend having a few points of light within the room, such as a dimmable pendant on the ceiling and one or two table lamps, or task wall lights depending on the function of the room. Wall lights like the Astro Joel Grande can be very easily adjusted, it can be positioned directly above an armchair for reading, making it an ideal choice for nurseries. Wall lights also can’t be knocked over, making them a child-friendly option too.

Be playful

Nurseries are a place for both comfort and play. As young children are developing, it is good for them to explore creativity, and one way to encourage a child’s curiosity is through playful decoration. Choosing lighting with interesting features such as the Umage Eos Pendant , which is made up of soft feathers and has the light fluffy appearance of a cloud, will spark their imagination.

Remember a night light

To finish the nursery lighting, don’t forget to pick a nightlight, to provide comfort to children as they sleep. The Lodes Easy Peasy Character Lamp makes a sweet addition to the room, it has rechargeable batteries and is also portable, meaning it can be taken with parents, making it the perfect option for trips away from the nursery.

We hope our tips on lighting the nursey has provided some useful insight. For more inspiration to illuminate the nursey, explore our extensive range.


  • Dar Sophie Giraffe Wall Light Gold with Natural Linen Shade


    The Sophie Giraffe wall light is a playful take on Victorian hunting trophies and curiosity shops. The elegant giraffe is realistically sculptured to scale and finished in gold-effect paint with a dark wash to bring out the intricate details. Supplied complete with a natural linen shade. This group of playful animals make a great addition to any jungle themed bedroom lounge or hallway and are certainly a talking point, match them or mix them up it’s up to you. The Sophie giraffe wall light takes an E14 (SES) lamp, we’d always recommend using one of our highly efficient LED lamps.


  • David Hunt Horace Table Lamp Base Copper


    The David Hunt Horace table lamp featuring a charming pig, in our copper resin finish and coordinating braided cable. Shown with optional Zoffany shade, available to purchase separately. We recommend the use of a LED Classic GLS Lamp (see BUL/B22/LED/4) with this table lamp, to be ordered separately.

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  • Lodes Easy Peasy Character Table Lamp


    Like a set of friendly characters reminiscent of dolls, Easy Peasy portable and rechargeable lamps reflect in their name a playful spirit. With a sculptural design that aims for minimal elegance through rounded shapes and eclectic colour combinations, Easy Peasy portable lamp adds warmth and character to any environment.

    Available in four colour combinations, each lamp is composed of two elements, a body and a pommel. The body of the lamp features a metal base housing the LED light source and a white methacrylate diffuser wrapped by a glass bell. The glass filters the light and comes in two different shapes and colours. On top, a rounded pommel allows to turn the lampon and off and to dim the intensity and warmth of the light. The dim-to-warm function makes Easy Peasy the perfect choice for an intimate and familiar atmosphere in domestic settings as well as in hotels and restaurants. Easy Peasy surprises with its wealth of details, combining senses and functions. The tactile diversity of its surfaces, in which shiny and transparent, metal and glass coexist in a captivating contrast, is accentuated by sophisticated and contemporary colour combinations, while the pommel is the key element in which colours, innate gestures and the control of technological functions coexist. A micro-USB socket at the base of the body is provided to recharge the battery. More than a lamp, it is a lively companion that warms any room with luminous intimacy.

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