While you are waiting for the imminent arrival of your little one, now is a great time to start thinking about their nursery. The nursery is the first room your baby will call their own, so it's important to make the room special. And let's face it, you are also going to be spending a lot of time in there for nappy changes and night feeds, so you'll want to make sure it is decorated in a style that you like. There are lots to think about from the big-ticket items, like furniture, to the smaller, more decorative items, such as a baby light shade to finish it off.
If you need a little inspiration for your little one's nursery, here are just a few of the latest trends we're seeing...
• Gender-neutral: Parents are ditching the gender stereotypes of pink for girls and blue for boys, and opting for a more gender-neutral theme. Gender-neutral nurseries can be a sea of soft grey or they can be full of bright, multi colours.
• Nature: A nature-themed nursery draws inspiration from the great outdoors - think of yellow, blue, brown and green hues. Safari and woodland animals are featured heavily in a nature-themed nursery.
• Boho: Boho is a popular décor trend, with earthy and pastel tones running throughout. Natural materials such as wood, rattan, and cane are featured heavily. They help to bring the outdoors in for a bit of boho chic, giving your nursery space a warm, relaxed vibe.
Whatever theme you've gone for - be it jungle, woodland, space or something more gender-neutral or boho, there is a lampshade out there to complement every style of nursery. To help you narrow down the choices, we've put together 15 baby light shade ideas to add style to your nursery.
Best baby light shades
1. Cloud and Raindrop Pendant Shade
Best baby light shade 3D cloud and raindrops
The light shines through the gaps in the clouds of this baby light shade. The raindrop pendants also reflect light and provide a lovely finishing touch to the design.
Review: "Beautiful pendant shade, adds such sparkle to our baby room."
2. Hot Air Balloon Rattan Easy Fit Pendant
Best baby light shade hot air balloon
This stunning hot air balloon pendant will certainly stand out in your child's nursery. Crafted from rattan, it has a rustic-style vibe.
Review: "Absolutely love this, got it for my daughter's newly redecorated room to match a rattan wall shelf. Looks more expensive than it is, and really easy to fit."
3. Rainbow Print Ceiling Lamp Shade
Best baby light shade rainbow print
We love the rainbow print on this baby lamp shade. It is ideal for adding a pop of colour to a neutral nursery.
Review: "I’m really pleased with this lampshade. The quality is really good and it looks lovely in my little girl’s nursery. I would definitely recommend it."
4. little home at John Lewis Stardust Lampshade
Best baby light shade star pattern
This baby light shade has cut-out star details. When the light is on, this shade projects a twinkly starry pattern onto nearby walls.
Review: "Attractive shade at first look. It really comes to life when it's turned on and the stars are projected onto the walls. Well made and sturdy looks like it will last. A nice change from over-decorated lights made for nurseries or child bedrooms. I will buy another one for my other grandchild!"
5. Habitat Kids Drum Dash Print & Hanging Animal Ceiling Shade
Best baby light shade for safari theme
This shade is the perfect fit for an animal or safari themed nursery. It has a bold and colourful print with dangling animal characters made from felt.
Review: "This lampshade looks great - the animals hang well and are nicely designed."
6. Welcome To The World Farm Lampshade
Best baby light shade with farm animals
This soft, pastel-coloured baby lamp shade has a lovely farm-inspired design, with textured sheep and ducks.
Review: "Beautiful lampshade, looks fab in my boy's room"
7. Star Ceiling Fitting
Best baby light shade star structure
If your little one's nursery is more modern in style, you'll love this baby light shade. It features three star frames that swivel around.
Review: "Just as described and looks super cute in my toddler’s bedroom. We love it because it’s easy to clean too compared to other styles of kids lights but still has that dreamy factor."
Best baby light shade with elephants
With its two-tiered design featuring soft grey fabrics and pinstripe detailing, this baby light shade is perfect for a contemporary nursery. It comes embroidered with a herd of elephants, which is a cute touch.
Review: "Bought this for our nursery, the quality is good and looks beautiful in the room."
Best baby light shade for space theme
Your baby can fall asleep under the glow of the moon and stars with this baby light shade. It is made from plastic and has a two-tone blue and white finish.
Review: "Love it!! Nice colours for baby boy nursery. The light doesn't bother you or your baby if you look directly at it due to the plastic cover for the bottom bit. The stars shine so bright at night!!"
10. Woodland Animals Lampshade
Best baby light shade for woodland theme
Featuring bears, deers and other animals you may find in the forest, this baby light shade would fit perfectly in a nature-themed nursery.
Review: "This is a gorgeous ceiling lamp shade. It has a fluid pattern around the frame that is expertly made with a professional finish. It looks perfect in our nursery."
11. Argos Home Baby Shade
Best baby light shade for cloud theme
This neutral baby light shade has an adorable cloud theme. It is in a soft grey colour with felt clouds and star decorations suspended underneath to mesmerise your little one.
Review: "Lovely lampshade with delicate stars and clouds hanging down. Finished the baby room nicely."
12. Ola Pink Seagrass Pendant Lamp Shade
Best baby light shade for boho theme
If you want your baby's nursery to have a natural, bohemian feel to it, this lampshade will be ideal. It is handwoven from natural seagrass with soft pops of yellow and pink waved throughout.
Review: "I love this lampshade. It looks perfect in my baby’s nursery and it is great quality!"
Best baby light shade for space theme
If you're looking for a baby light shade to go in a space-themed nursery, this shade is an out of this world choice! The cut-out rocket and star shapes will reflect on the walls and ceiling in the dark.
Review: "Really happy with this product. It disperses the light into the shape patterns of the canvas very nicely. My boy loves looking at the star and spaceship patterns it creates on the ceiling - would recommend."
14. Argos Home Kids Butterfly Cutout Shade
Best baby light shade with 3D butterflies
This bright pink baby light shade has decorative cut-outs of butterflies, giving it a 3D effect. As well as the butterflies on the shade itself, there is also a kaleidoscope of butterflies hanging underneath.
Review: "I’m in love with this light shade! The butterflies hang so nicely and the colour is beautiful. It was so easy to install. I liked it so much I bought the matching lamp!"
15. Fiesta Rattan Pom Pom Easy Fit Pendant Shade
Best baby light shade with pom poms
This rattan baby light shade will add style to your baby's room, but it will also add fun. We love the blue pom-pom trim, but they also come in pink if you're looking for an alternative style.
Review: "Lovely lampshade - it looks great. The pom-pom detailing adds a touch of fun. It gives off a pretty shadow through the rattan."