The Best Lighting for Kids on a Budget

We’ve been on a major playroom / kids’ decor extravaganza kick all week. (I promise more grown-up stuff will be happening next.)  But I’ve had an absolute blast pulling together Olivia’s playroom as our first big goal on the house resolutions list for 2018.

The last time I shared our playroom progress, we were sporting this look:

30 beautiful chandeliers, pendant lights, and flush mount lights for kids' rooms and playrooms for boys, girls, or neutrals and all for less than $200. #kidsdecor #playroom #kidsroom #girlsroom #boysroom #lighting

Those built-in shelves have done soooo much for organization in here. But the lighting still needs a lot of work. The dim, barely functioning canned lights will be switched out for LEDs soon. And then there’s this fan that is past its prime.

There is tons of potential for a cute chandelier or pendant light in this space since we’ll be putting a play table underneath it, so in my process of shopping for the “winner”, I thought I would share 30 of my favorite chandeliers, pendant lights, and flush mount lights for kids, if you’re in a kid’s room or playroom decorating phase too.

30 beautiful chandeliers, pendant lights, and flush mount lights for kids' rooms and playrooms for boys, girls, or neutrals and all for less than $200. #kidsdecor #playroom #kidsroom #girlsroom #boysroom #lighting

I kept them all under $200 (and some even less than $100) with a mix of girly, boyish, and neutral. And honestly, some of these I kind of want to buy for other rooms of the house because they’re so pretty.

Just click the images in the gallery below to find the sources online.

(Affiliate links are provided below.)

Which one do you think will look the best in our playroom? I’m really digging the wood/bamboo look lately to add some warmth and texture.

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  1. Do you have the link to the Capiz shell chandelier? Right now it just goes to a light fixture page on wayfair but not that actual fixture.

    1. Hi, Emily. The particular chandelier is currently out of stock. I will try to find one similar for a replacement. However, once you are in the Wayfair link type in ‘capiz shell chandelier’ and you will be able to scroll through the ones that are available.

  2. Love all the suggestions and deff would be able to use them. Just when I click on the image there is no link.

    1. Hi Samantha, I think you aren’t scrolling down far enough. I think you are clicking on the image for the post. If you scroll further, you can click on the individual images of the light fixtures and it will link you to where to purchase. Please try again. 🙂

  3. I love the 3rd light however there is no link . It’s the chandelier with a shade over top.
    Please send the link.
    P.s. I love your site so much!!!

  4. I really like the Joni 3-light pendant from Wayfair for your playroom, especially since you said you are sort of leaning in the kind of direction

  5. I love the Wicker Nest Pendant Shade! It’s so unique and would complements the room nicely. My only concern would be whether or not it would give off enough light for the room.

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