While furniture is the foundation of any room, great lighting brings a space to life. A well-designed lighting plan energizes a room, establishing a welcoming mood and encouraging creative activities. Ample lighting is especially important in kids' spaces because children who are engrossed in what they're doing rarely notice when light is insufficient.
Set up a variety of lighting that lets you adjust the illumination to suit the activity at hand. Start with ambient lighting that brightens the entire room with a warm, diffused glow – we recommend chandeliers or pendants. Next add task lighting to illuminate specific areas like your child's desk, bedside table or armchair. Finally, use accent lights to highlight favorite objects or create visual interest on a bookshelf or dresser top.