Turn up the notch on the decor in your child's room with a new lamp or lampshade. It's time to switch off the overhead lighting and bring in a table lamp or two. The mood will change drastically. It will become at once calmer, more welcoming - something many teenagers' rooms may need anyway.
Pair a lamp with a nightstand or two and you've instantly introduced an air of sophistication and order to your child's room. Place the lamp on a stack of books and now you've created a small monument to the illuminating effect of knowledge. Adjacent to the bed or in an empty corner of the room, the lamp/nightstand combination will make a harmonious couple.
The impact of a new lamp or lampshade should not be underestimated. It can drastically round out the look and feel of a room's decorating theme. Play with color and coordinate the lamps with the bedspread, pillows or curtains to bring the room together. Brightly colored lamps keep the mood young and fresh. A striking red, a rich emerald or a shiny silver lamp base will make the decor in the room pop.
Another option is to choose a lamp shade that serves as a conversation piece. Printed with graphics, a work of art or personalized with a monogram, unique lamp shades can provide as much interest as a framed piece of artwork. Mix and match different shades throughout the room or choose one that specifically reflects your child's personal taste.
Don't forget that every kid needs a desk, a designated place to study and read. And every desk needs a lamp!