Kids’ Bedroom Lighting Ideas, Tips & Tricks

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Kids’ Bedroom Lighting Ideas, Tips & Tricks
12 May, 2022

Last Updated 5 January, 2024 

Step aside, grown-ups! Nowadays, interior design isn’t reserved just for adults—it’s for kids, too! With so many new, kid-friendly products and awesome capabilities, there are easy ways to customize rooms for every member of your family.

And because there are so many options, you can get your kids involved in creating their ideal space for playing, learning, and growing. Take a look at some of our favorite ideas for kids’ bedroom lighting.

Lighting for Children’s Creativity

Whether you have a toddler or a teen, kids love to change their minds. Luckily, our CYNC Full Color Smart Bulbs can help keep up with their ever-evolving moods. These colored light bulbs come with over one million color options—and of course, that includes a standard white spectrum too.

This wide range makes for some very fun possibilities. If their rooms double as homework hubs, kids can adjust the bulbs to match the subject they’re studying. These vibrant lights add an engaging element to story time, too, and offer an easy way to get kids excited about reading. And if your youngsters are just enjoying some well-deserved downtime, the lights can be tuned to reflect the palette of their favorite movie or video game.

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Kids’ Bedroom Light Fixtures

Lighting fixtures can add the perfect accent to any space. For a luxurious tone, mini chandeliers are ideal for a classic, elegant-looking theme, while woven raffia lights can enhance a jungle or bohemian style. And more modern lighting fixtures can bring a space theme even further to life.

For the perfect finishing touch—or as an alternative to those bigger statement pieces—we know you and your kids will love our CYNC Full Color Light Strips. These bedroom LED strip lights are super easy to install: just peel and stick. Then tune them to over one million color options. (Bonus tip: They pair perfectly with our CYNC Full Color Smart Bulbs mentioned above!)

These lights are extra special because they can be super discreet. Use them to line the underside of desks, nightstands, or dressers for a flair you must see to believe. When it’s time to change things up, go ahead and switch shades for a whole new look.

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Fairy Lights

At any age, you can add a touch of magic to your kids’ room with some charming fairy lights. Plus, finding the perfect formation is a simple DIY project you can work on together. One of our favorite styles for hanging these lights simply calls for outlining the perimeter of the room where the wall meets the ceiling or try a zig-zag pattern that will cast a warm glow over their entire space.

Make sure to connect your strings to the CYNC Smart Plug. This product gives smart capabilities to any device, which means you can schedule the fairy lights to turn on at the perfect moment and to automatically turn off when it’s bedtime.

Kids Room Twinkle Lights

Kids’ Night Lights

Of course, we have to end with a classic. Night lights are great for charting the course to midnight snacks and early morning bathroom trips—not to mention, keeping the monsters away.

Try an LED night light for a long-lasting, ever-assuring glow. Kids can choose from a variety of styles and colors—like a standard ring light or a Himalayan Salt look—for a fixture that will help give them very sweet dreams. Since every option looks so luxe, once kids outgrow them, you can use these night lights to line your hallway or give your kitchen counters some extra shine.

We hope you and your kids love these ideas as much as we do. Once you’ve helped them set up their dream space, post a picture to social media, and be sure to tag us (@GELighting)!


Kid’s Bedroom Lighting FAQs

What should I consider when choosing lights for my child’s bedroom?

Always, always, always consider safety first. Select fixtures made from shatterproof materials—like wood, plastic, or wooden raffia. And keep any loose wires, cords, or potentially hot bulbs out of reach. 

What type of lighting is best for a kid’s bedroom? 

You may find that soft white lighting is best for a kid’s bedroom. Our HD LED light bulbs create a warm, relaxing atmosphere, so your child can rest easy at night. (And so can you!)

What is the best lighting placement in a kid’s bedroom?

Every type of light (and their placement) brings something special to a child’s bedroom. Night lights are best placed near doorways for easy access to the bathroom in the middle of the night. A recessed light placed over your child’s bed is great for wake-up calls and during-the-day-play. 

And of course, don’t be afraid to get creative! Illuminate underneath your child’s bed with strip lights, so they can see it’s monster-free.

Are LED lights safe for a kid’s bedroom?

Yes, LED lights are safe for a kid’s bedroom. LED bulbs produce less heat than older light bulbs (like CFLs). So, they are less likely to burn your curious little one’s hands if they grab them. 

What color light is best for a kid’s bedroom?

During the day, vibrant lights are a great way for your child to express themselves. Our CYNC Full Color Smart Bulbs give little ones (and big kids!) the ultimate freedom to let their favorite color shine. 

When it’s time to wind down, tuning the color to a soft, warm hue may be best to prompt relaxation for your kids. (The less blue light, the better.)      


What to consider when choosing lights for a children’s room

Remember, safety first 

Your child’s bedroom is a place for play as much as it is a place to sleep. So, it’s important to make sure you find lighting that is super safe and playdate-proof.

Choose light fixtures made from unbreakable materials, keep potentially hot bulbs out of reach, and tuck away any loose cords or wires.

With those simple considerations, your little one can roam safe and be free to use their imagination.     

Keep it shatterproof 

Ceramic lamps and glass night lights are a recipe for “oh, no!” In the event of, for example, a football toss gone…east… your best-case scenario is a broken fixture. While your worst-case scenario is a glass-in-the-foot-fiasco.

Lighting made from unbreakable materials is ideal for your child’s bedroom. Our night lights come in shapes and sizes that are shatterproof.      

Dial up (or down) the dim

Our Cync smart bulbs are dimmable, so you can control the brightness in your child’s room to signal play/rest time. After a long, active day, your little one might even prefer soft, warm lighting on their sensitive eyes.     

Become an energy efficient star

Helping create a greener future for your little one starts with you. Because believe it or not, kids can’t always grasp the power of, well, power.

If your child leaves their Cync smart home products on, you can shut them off in a snap by using the Cync smart home app. Not only can this ease of access save you money on your energy bill, it gives you complete control of your kid’s room. 

Aim for an easy install

If you want to avoid teaching your children colorful language, opt for an easy install.   We offer plug and play products that make any installation process an easy-peasy one.