There’s a bunny lamp in Daphne’s teepee. I’d like to be able to tell you that we bought it especially for her, but that would be a LIE. I had had it for years. It sat proudly on my desk in my old flat, way before the thought of having a baby had ever occurred to me. I bought it, quite simply, because I loved it.
Lighting is one of those things that, even if you’re restrained and minimalist, you can go a bit quirky with without feeling like you’ve lost the plot. I’d even go so far as to say that lighting should be quirky – the quirkier the better. Ugh, I’ve used the word quirky far too many times now, but you know what I’m saying, right?
So yes, bunny lamps. Kind of timeless in their kitsch cuteness, and oh so perfect for nurseries and kids’ rooms. Here are my top three… (plus one extra for the grown-ups):
God I love this lamp. Perfect for use as a nightlight, with its soft diffused glow, the Rabbit lamp from White Rabbit England is handmade in Staffordshire, and while not cheap, it’s the sort of thing that will stay in the family for years.
While we’re on the subject of things not being cheap, allow me to introduce the Miffy lamp. Available in two sizes, a small (not that small at 50cm) and a huge one (80cm), it’s admittedly expensive. But I do like the fact it comes with a dimmable bulb. If you’re going to go for the Miffy, you have to get the big one, because it’s the kind of attention-stealing piece that deserves its space in the room. And it will take up a lot of space.
This is the bunny lamp we have. By Heico from Petit Home, it looks just as good whether it’s turned on or off (and yes, it does glow pink when switched on). Comes in other colours too, but I think the pink is the most striking.
And last but not least, a little bonus addition for adults… one I don’t want to recommend for kids as, unlike the others, it hasn’t been certified as safe for children under three. But still, who doesn’t love this design from Suck UK? Quirky indeed. (Sorry, I’ll stop now).