Doze off Into Future with These Smart Bedroom Ideas

Doze off Into Future with These Smart Bedroom Ideas

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By Contractors.com Team October 06, 2022

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Home automation has made life easier and more practical in many ways. You will find smart technology and all kinds of gadgets for the living room, kitchen, garage, and even garden. So it’s safe to assume that there are many ways to implement smart automation into any part of the house - including the bedroom. 

Smart bedrooms are not a novel idea and it’s not the case that your bedroom needs to look futuristic to be smart. Homeowners all across the country have found unique and interesting ways of taking their comfort to a new level with bedroom tech. Most smart home devices are widely sold by retailers across the country, as well as online. You can also hire a savant home automation specialist to guide you through the whole process and ensure that everything is programmed correctly. From creating a practical home office to an ambient bedroom home theater, there are tons of great smart bedroom ideas for you to try out and create a bedroom of the future.

Smart Lighting

Lighting is always a great place to start when integrating smart home control into the bedroom. Installation is quite simple and the devices themselves, from motion sensors to LED strips, are very budget-friendly. With an experienced electrician and lighting expert, installing the smartest bedroom light fixtures and devices to create a sleek and stylish atmosphere in the bedroom becomes very simple.

1. Remotely Control All Your Lights

Given how accessible, environmentally friendly, and customizable LED bulbs have proven to be, it is no wonder that many homeowners are ditching the old fluorescents. As fluorescents are on a decline, the demand for LED bulbs is expected to grow, which is great, as LEDs are superior in almost every way. One area in which LED truly outshines in comparison to other bulbs is customization. By installing an RGB LED bulb that comes with its own controller, for example, you can specify which color tones you want and control the lighting from a distance. You can create a relaxing atmosphere and find the exact brightness that helps you focus on work or get better sleep.

Smart updates for the bedroom range from motion sensor lights to smart shades.

Smart updates for the bedroom range from motion sensor lights to smart shades.

2. Motion Sensor Lights for a No-Touch Lighting Setup

Another great way to use LED lighting is by connecting it to a motion sensor which is installed into the door frame. This means a pleasant, dim light turns on automatically when you walk in, allowing you to see your vicinity without blinding you with a deluge of luminance. These cool bedroom gadgets are great for midnight snack trips to the kitchen or any instance when you don’t need the bedroom lights on full brightness. No-touch lighting solutions mean your house is doing some of the thinking for you, so you don’t have to worry about jamming a toe on the corner of your bed at night or wasting energy when you leave your room and forget to turn off the lights.

3. Light Under the Bed

Tech embellishments can make your life more soothing, safe, and simple in the bedroom.

Tech embellishments can make your life more soothing, safe, and simple in the bedroom.

Nightstands and bedside lamps are a very popular combination. Why turn on the main light in the bedroom when a single lamp for reading or getting into bed will do? But even a small lamp can wake up your partner or be too much light for some. Sometimes all you need is to find where the bed is without bumping into it or tripping over it. By installing RGB LED strips under the bed, you can create a gorgeous atmosphere in the bedroom by giving it some subtle accent lighting that is just enough for you to find the corners of the bed.

4. Smart Shades for a Wake-Up Call from Nature

Smart shades can guarantee gentle and stress-free mornings.

Smart shades can guarantee gentle and stress-free mornings.

It’s safe to say the majority of people are not fans of early mornings. But the combination of technological advancements and human compassion continually give way to kinder wake-up calls. Why let an aggressive wake-up alarm ruin your perfect dream and start your day in, well, alarm mode, when automatic window blinds can do the job so much more gently? These cool gadgets for your room can be programmed to open at a specific time, allowing enough light to get in that will softly nudge you awake, as opposed to the whiplash brought on by a classic alarm. Many initially doubt the ability of natural lighting to wake them up but are often surprised to discover the effectiveness of smart shades. The sudden change in brightness is enough to wake deep sleepers as well.

5. Wake Up Lights When You Can’t Commit to Smart Shades

Smart wake up lights can be ideal when you want to make a smaller investment.

Smart wake up lights can be ideal when you want to make a smaller investment.

If you’re not sold on the idea of smart shades or you just want to make a smaller commitment, one smart bedroom idea involves trying specialized smart wake-up lights. These are small programmable lamps that can be placed on your nightstand. They imitate the lighting of a sunrise which helps you wake up easier. This is also a great alternative to have for the gloomier, cloudy months of the year which don’t allow much light to come in through the window. 

Smart Heating and AC

Having control over the temperature in your smart bedroom will help determine how well you sleep at night. You neither want to be so cold that you wake up with a shiver nor do you want to be tossing and turning from the heat, hopelessly trying to find the cool side of the pillow. Luckily, there are several ways you can turn a standard HVAC system into an advanced smart home installation.

6. Automatic Heating for Automatic Comfort

Automating your heating makes it significantly more convenient to make sure your room is always ready for you before you step in.

Automating your heating makes it significantly more convenient to make sure your room is always ready for you before you step in.

It is very common for households to have an automatic thermostat, which is programmed to adapt to the weather outside. When colder weather is detected outdoors, the heating automatically turns on to ensure that the smart bedroom is warm and toasty. You can adjust the temperatures yourself as well as when the heating should activate on its own.

Smart heating also allows you to control the temperature of the high-tech bedroom remotely by using your phone. With this feature in place as well, you can configure heating adjustments that you feel the automatic heating may not detect due to weather abnormalities or an especially intense desire to get cozy before you even get home. This way, your room is always cooled off or warmed up before you get there.

7. Warm Floors, Happy Feet, Happy You

If it's warm in the room, it doesn't necessarily mean your feet are warm.

If it's warm in the room, it doesn't necessarily mean your feet are warm.

Even rooms that feel very warm can suffer from ice-cold floors. Enter heated flooring — a priority, or at least very much desired, feature for most homeowners today. Heated floors may entail a bit more resource consumption, but are definitely worth the added comfort. You can’t put a price on walking to bed barefoot without having to tiptoe.

8. Cooling Off With an Automated Fan 

Heating is always a very useful system to implement smart bedroom technology and home automation solutions into, but let’s not forget about cooling off. Smart fans can be placed in any corner of the bedroom and controlled via your smartphone. For wider coverage of the bedroom space, there are also smart air conditioners. They cool off the entire room, can be controlled remotely, automatically detect temperature, and select a cooling mode. Smart ACs are a great addition that maximizes comfort for almost no price difference when compared to standard air conditioning units.

Smart Ambiance

If music is an essential part of your daily routine, then consider synchronizing its flow with yours as well. Smart home design can bring music to every corner of your home and life. Most home automation companies also specialize in high-fidelity sound hardware installations.

9. Playlist Alarm

The first and most common use for house automation in music is a customizable alarm clock. Using a smart home assistant, such as Alexa, Google, or other home assistant platforms, you can program an alarm clock to play songs from your favorite playlist on Apple Music, Spotify, or any other music app. One of the biggest concerns about using a favorite song as an alarm is that after a few weeks of waking up to the same song you might end up getting sick of it. But, with a playlist alarm via a smart gadget, you can wake up to a new tune every day and start each morning with a little surprise. 

10. Ambient Sound for a Serene Atmosphere

Implementing smart technology can help create a serene atmosphere in your bedroom.

Implementing smart technology can help create a serene atmosphere in your bedroom.

If you’re relaxing or doing a bit of meditation in your bedroom, you can create an entirely serene atmosphere using a smart sound system. Using your phone or laptop as a speaker is not always ideal as that only covers one area of the room. With speakers around the house connected to the smart hub, you can activate any song or ambient sound you want anywhere in the room. If at any point you feel that you need a second of peace, simply use voice activation to turn on some serene sound effects. For example, you could get your smart home assistant to play the sound of trickling water or the sound of rustling leaves as you read or meditate.

Smart TV and Bedroom Cinema Experience

Few things in life are as comfortable as watching TV from a comfy bed. By implementing smart bedroom technology, you can further improve the comfort of your movie-watching experience.

11. Waking Up to Some News

One of the main focuses of tech development is the ability to access information on the fly. This ability can be set up in your bedroom as well. A smart USB dongle for the TV, for example, is a great investment for anyone looking to have control over exactly what they see and when. For example, you can program the TV to turn on immediately after the alarm or smart shades go off and display the morning news. This will not only help you wake up, but also give you the daily fill of events, upcoming sports matches, and the weather. This way you save time and can move on to thinking about your to-do lists by the time you get to the breakfast table.

12. TV Lighting Adapted to Your Watching Experience

Smart lighting can be perfect for just about any bedroom activity.

Smart lighting can be perfect for just about any bedroom activity.

Watching TV while laying in bed is a guilty pleasure you don’t have to feel guilty about. But you may have to pause and shatter the immersive watching experience to turn the lights on for bathroom or snack breaks, which isn't fun. Essentially, the smarter our homes get the lazier we can afford to be. By connecting the smart bedroom lighting to the TV, you can program the two devices to work together. So when you pause a movie the lights will automatically turn on to whatever brightness you set them to. Once you take care of your business and resume the movie the lights will automatically turn off. This makes the movie-watching experience in your tech bedroom more seamless without asking you to juggle remotes or forcing you to walk to the light switch to turn it off.

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