TRUE STORY: after reading this Offbeat Home post, I was cruising Amazon for the perfect rainbow shower head for our home (we went with this one) when I spied the Fireflies In My Room light. I needed something to make my cart add up to more than $25 to score free shipping, so I giddily added it. We’ve featured the Uncle Milton Moon In My Room numerous times on Offbeat Families, and I’ve always kind of wanted one — since the fireflies light is made by the same people I figured I’d probably love it. Right? Right.
It arrived a few days later and I happily attached it to our ceiling. Upon taking it out of the box I was a tiny bit worried it might look a little cheesy in an adult bedroom, but then I remembered we have paintings of animals that were clearly meant for the room of a small child hanging up, so cheese was probably something I should stop worrying about. Luckily for me, it looks awesome! To be fair, this was my husband’s initial reaction:
But haters are always gonna hate, soooooo if you’re into the idea of using kid’s fixtures in your own room, here are a few more that I love:
Rainbow in my Room is exactly what it sounds like: rainbows! In your room! Be wise, though: the rainbow projects onto a wall, not randomly into the air like the photo suggests.
The Earth in my Room is increeedible: cities light up from East to West as the sun sets. (!!!) You can also use the remote to light up the Earth manually, but I’m not sure that’d be as fun.
So the Fairy light is technically a nightlight — you plug it into an outlet and a blue fairy is illuminated. Not necessarily as awesome as projected rainbows or fireflies hanging from your ceiling, but still pretty sweet if you’re into fairies.
So maybe you’re not ready to go all in with hanging fireflies from your ceiling — but you could keep one in a jar! The Firefly in a Jar would be a charming little addition to a nightstand, and you don’t have to actually imprison a real firefly to do it!
A few of these are produced by the same company (Uncle Milton). I don’t know if that’s because these people have cornered the market or what, but tell me: what light fixtures do you have in your bedroom?