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This post is part 1 of the "It's the Little Things" Nursery Series!

While there is a lot of focus on the BIG things you need for a baby nursery, sometimes it's the little things that make a design come together. In this series, we are focusing on 3 of these important, yet often overlooked details of your nursery design. First up…we’ve rounded up a collection of stunning nursery light fixtures for your baby’s room! 

Baby Nursery with white woven light fixture

Source: Kelley Nan via Pinterest

Nursery light fixtures are both beautiful and practical. There’s something about an overhead ceiling light that can completely transform the look and feel of a space. According to HGTV, “bedroom lighting should create a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere using soft, flattering ambient light while providing bright spots in the places where they are needed.” These same interior design principles can apply to a baby nursery. 

Baby Nursery with Crystal Chandalier

Source: Living Letter Home via Pinterest

Choosing a Nursery Light Fixture

There are 3 key things to consider when choosing a nursery light fixture:

1. Ambiance

The light that you choose will have a big impact on the room's ambiance. Lights that have beads or rattan will give off soft, shadowy lighting whereas those with glass will give off glowy, reflective lighting. The lightbulb you use for lights that are open is important to ensure that it is not too harsh or bright in the room. 

2. Height

Remember to take into consideration your ceiling height when you are choosing a nursery light. Imagine waking up in the middle of the night to rock your crying baby and hitting your head on a light! Or even worse, trying to quietly sneak out of the room and waking them up. For this reason, we recommend a flush mount light or adjustable chandelier.

3. Aesthetics

Light fixtures are typically in the center of the room and can be one of the first things our eyes are drawn to. They are a great opportunity to incorporate another element that complements your existing style or nursery theme. Classic? Glam? Rustic? Vintage? Boho? Retro? There are many great options to choose from in all different price ranges! Below we've created a mood board with some of our favorites.

 Nursery Light Fixture Mood Board

Here is the mood board again WITH LINKS!

Nursery Light Fixture Mood Board

Classic 01. // Woven Rope Flush Mount; 02. // Gold Statement Flush Mount; Glam 03. // Crystal Flush Mount; 04. // Rose Capiz Shell Pendant; 05. // Elegant Capiz Shell Pendant; Rustic 06. // Wood Beads & Jute Flush Mount; 07. // Farmhouse Wood Chandelier; Vintage 08. // French Countryside Chandelier (white); 09. // French Countryside Chandelier (black); Boho 10. // Grey Bamboo Basketweave Pendant; 11. // Bell Rattan Pendant; 12. // Round Rattan Pendant; Retro 13. // Round Wood Light (charcoal); 14. // Round Wood Light (green); 15. // Drum Metal Flush Mount

Final Thoughts 

We hope this helps you pick the perfect nursery light fixture for your baby’s room. You can also learn how to layer your lighting with this post about adding lights to your child’s room. And don’t forget to add a cute nightlight!

“Let my life be a LIGHT for all to see”

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