|Stained Glass Nightlight||Solar-Powered Nightlight||Outhouse Nightlight|
So you stopped being afraid of the dark and all of its imagined terrors (monsters under the bed, boogeymen in the closet) back when your age was still in the single digits. But that doesn't mean the nightlight should go the way of dolls, trains and other childhood relics. The dangers of navigating the dark as an adult are just as terrifying—think toes stubbed on the vanity during a middle-of-the-night bathroom trek, or a hip bumped on the corner of the dining room table as you sneak into the kitchen for a clandestine piece of pie. Let's face it: Nightlights are a necessity, no matter what your age.
The problem is, manufacturers seem to think that only kids can appreciate a decorative nightlight, and so most made-for-adults varieties tend to be strictly utilitarian—and totally boring. To save you the dilemma of choosing between babyish and blah, I've rounded up three choices that will add as much to your home during the day as they do at night.
|Stained Glass Nightlight
Usually the words "elegant" and "nightlight" are mutually exclusive, but Plow & Hearth's stained glass nightlight proves this isn't always the case. Taking inspiration from iconic Tiffany lamps, the nightlight is a miniature classic in its own right. The glow of its muted jewel tones will provide a warm complement to honey- or chocolate-colored logs.
Call 800-494-7544, or visit plowandhearth.com.
If you're trying to "green" up your home but are daunted by the prospect of spending thousands of dollars on solar panels or a geothermal heat pump, why not start small instead? Uncommon Goods' solar-powered mason jar nightlight is one of the easiest ways to give a little back to Mother Nature. Sit the jar in a sunny spot all day to charge it; when it gets dark, the solar cell will automatically activate the lights inside to create a soft glow.
Call 888-365-0056, or visit uncommongoods.com.
Who knew nightlights could have a sense of humor? Put this ceramic outhouse nightlight up in your bathroom, and you're sure to garner a few laughs—or perhaps even the occasional sigh of relief from a guest who might have been expecting the real thing at your rustic retreat.
Call 800-294-4068, or visit bettysattic.com.