So we have a bit of an issue. My husband and I currently live in a downtown, urban loft. 20 foot ceilings, 17 foot windows, the whole gamut.
Except the bedrooms. The bedrooms have no windows.
This was actually a selling feature for us when we moved in. My husband doesn't like morning light at all and i like how the nagging about light has stopped now that we've moved. We get all the light we want throughout the rest of the house. The bedrooms are legal for children since there are industrial fire systems in both rooms (hardcore multi-head sprinkler systems)
So the legalities aren't really an issue, at least according to the law as we and our landlords have presented it.
The problem is... how the hell do you decorate a nursery like this? It's a very dark, steampunk room. Lots of pipes and vents running across the high ceiling and not much else. We can paint the room. We can lay a cute rug. We can even use the pipes to string flowers or fairy lights or whatever. But we just feel like it's not conducive to our child's first memories.
NOTE: PLEASE don't tell us to "just move" - as I'm sure you're aware that leases don't work like that and right now we're not sure if we will have to move out of state for my work yet. So this post assumes we're staying here and need solutions for THIS SPACE, not solutions for a space we don't have.