Let it be known: Little ones (and others who may be afraid of the dark) aren’t the only people who enjoy using the best night lights out there. Anyone who needs to find their way around the house in the middle of the night—thirsty people, pet owners, parents, the jet-lagged, insomniacs, etc.—would be delighted to find a dark hallway actually navigable with the soft glow of a night light. And a literally shining piece of home decor can make falling asleep a dreamier experience all around. Better still if said illumination also looks nice in daylight hours, which is often the harder piece of the night-light puzzle to figure out.
One might be tempted to pick up a flat, innocuous plug-in that all but disappears against a white wall until the lights dim. But why not use the lowly night-light as a decorating opportunity?
We’ve rounded up some super cute night lights that have lots of fun features—like color changes or dimmer switches. Some of them would fit in just as well as decor pieces in your hallway or living room, and many of them would make the best gifts. LED lamps even work to provide ambient light in environmentally-friendly ways thanks to their low-energy bulbs.
Whether it's a night light projector that will transform your ceiling into the beautiful starry night or a more traditional battery-powered option, we've rounded up some night light picks that truly shine. Many of them will even arrive in two days’ time thanks to shipping on Amazon.