Nursery Lighting Ideas

Designing and decorating a nursery, in my opinion, is so much fun. The possibilities are endless! One of the most important features in a nursery is the lighting. There are hundreds of options out there to decide between. Of course, I couldn’t round up all of them, so instead I created this short list of nursery lighting ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Ceiling Fan + Lights

While not exactly glamorous or eye catching, ceiling fans with a light kit are my top choice to install in bedrooms. We run our ceiling fans year round, so from a practical standpoint, it makes sense to use it as lighting in the nursery. I’ve noticed trends within ceiling fans, if that’s even a thing, where they are now more interesting looking. The crystal light feature in this fan is gorgeous! $338, Wayfair.com crystal fan

And how adorable would this baseball fan look in a little boy’s nursery? $100, Home Depot

baseballPendant Lighting

If a ceiling fan isn’t important to you, a pendant light in the center of the nursery is a beautiful feature. Depending on the desired theme – modern, vintage, industrial, whimsical, and so on – there is a pendant light to match! Here are a few of my favorites:

Orb Pendant from The Land of Nod, $200

orb

Bentwood Oblong Pendant from West Elm, $200

wood

Cage Pendant from Pottery Barn Kids, $350

cage

Motorcycle Pendant from Wayfair.com, $201

motorcycle pendant

Chandeliers

My dream design for my daughter’s nursery includes a sparkly, glitzy, glamorous, beautiful chandelier. Is there any other feature that screams “girly girl” like a chandelier? Here are a few of my favorites:

Versailles Chandelier from Wayfair.com, $118

versailles

Mia Flushmount Chandelier from Pottery Barn Kids, $179

mia flushmount

Mini Chandelier from Home Depot, $82

mini chandelier

Floor and Table Lamps

Sometimes, ceiling lights aren’t the best way to illuminate a nursery. They can be really bright, which isn’t preferred in the middle of the night! When it comes to those late night feedings and diaper changes, I prefer a floor or table lamp that lightly shines. Here’s some fun lamps I love:

Fillsta Table Lamp from Ikea, $15

fillsta table lamp

Elephant Table Lamp from Pottery Barn Kids, $50

elephant lamp

Large Himalayan Salt Lamp from Bed, Bath, and Beyond, $20

himalayan salt lamp

Cherry Blossom Lamp from Wayfair.com, $26

cherry blossoms

Shelf Floor Lamp from Target, $45

shelf lamp

Solleftea Floor Lamp from Ikea, $40

solleftea lamp

Miscellaneous

Sometimes light can be more than lights – they can be decor! Here are some fun and funky light fixtures that would look adorable in a nursery!

Constellation Fixture from Urban Outfitters, $50

constellation

Marquee Letter Fixture from Target, $15

marquee

Nightlight Projector from Light in the Box, $15

projector

Mini Cloud Light from MoMa store, $15

cloud light

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Tom and Lauren Tate met each other in college and fell in love (there may or may not have been alcohol involved). Years later, they got married, had a baby and now live happily in Southeastern PA with their little boy. Lauren manages the home, while Tom manages projects at a software company. While their interests range from cooking and working out (her) and playing guitar and video games (him), together they manage to maintain a blog, Little Old Home (www.littleoldhome.com).

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