Typically children use nightlights because they are scared of the dark, and while we know there aren’t any monsters lurking in the shadows, sometimes light at night can be helpful.
Whether you’re desperate for the toilet or heading downstairs for a drink or midnight snack, it helps to be able to see where you’re going.
But instead of using the light your phone screen provides or rummaging around in your drawer for your trusty torch, why not consider adopting some of these nightlight solutions?
They’re fun, effective and mostly easy to achieve. Read on to find out our 6 unique ideas for night time lighting.
1. Fibre Optics For Your Bedroom Ceiling
If you’re a keen star-gazer and have a fascination with space, why not bring the magic of the Milky Way into your bedroom by using fibre optics on your ceiling? Depending on the size of your ceiling and the number of lights you want to use this could be a large job, but the finishing effect is really stunning. Be sure to consider where you are going to place your power source and the size of your fibre optic strands before you get started.
2. Headboard Lighting With Fairy Lights
Don’t just reserve those pretty fairy lights for your Christmas tree, create a cosy effect by hanging them across your headboard. If you fancy using them in other parts of your bedroom, they also work well when placed over mirrors or floor lamps.
3. Skirting Board Lighting
If you’re prone to sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night, this lighting solution will work wonders for you. Have some small light fixtures fitted into your skirting boards to create a stunning effect on your landing. Not only does this look great, it makes creeping around in the middle of the night less scary.
4. Strip Lighting In Numerous Different Places
Invest in some of our LED Strip Lighting and the possibilities are endless when it comes to lighting during the darker hours. Use it to line your kitchen cabinets, which is sure to make finding midnight snacks a complete doddle.
5. Light Boxes
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a DIY expert, why not try your hand at creating your own handmade shadow boxes? All you’ll need is a wooden box, some paper and some battery-operated mini lights. Use your imagination to create your own landscape, and then sit back and admire your new creation.
Created by Steve Ellwood on 14th December, 2017
Qualified as an Electrician, founder of BLT Direct