Bedroom trends can come and go, but this latest trend is classic, transformative, and functional. Plus, it’s completely budget friendly. What is it? Enter under bed lighting. For homeowners looking to add a one-of-a-kind glow, under bed lighting is the perfect touch that’ll transform any well-organized and cozy space into a delightful oasis.
Bedrooms are often designed in mind to be sanctuaries. When styling your bedroom for optimal relaxation and restful vibes, many homeowners consider warm and low wattage lighting fixtures. Under bed lighting adds more function and organization to a bed, as it instantly illuminates hard-to-see-spots and areas.
In addition to ramping up the atmosphere from laid-back to ultra-cozy, under bed lighting can be energy efficient, as well. The simple fixture helps folks feel energized and organized since it helps maintain an easy, simple flow in any bedroom. Adding a bit of glow to any bedroom – master, guest, or a kid’s space – isn’t difficult or daunting, either! From bedframes with built-in lighting options to even simpler plug and play LED options, this one fixture will glow up any under bed space in no time flat.
This trend also lends itself to a variety of tastes and styles to those who love smart tech, warmth and coziness, futuristic elements, lounge vibes, and even functional minimalism. With an eye for aesthetics and organization in mind, this trend will add overall calmness to a home while keeping it neat and tidy. And yes, that includes getting up in the middle of the night for a glass of water! No overhead lamp switches required. How’s that for a savvy organized and elevated level of comfort and ease?
Add in some research, personal style sensibilities, a budget, and most homeowners are ready to make their bedroom positively light up in all the right spots.
Before Diving In
With so many products to browse with various levels of installation, it’s essential that homeowners figure out their needs, scope, and budget or they will risk purchasing the totally wrong under bed light. Instead of diving in headfirst, reference the comprehensive and short checklist below to get started.
What to Consider for Under Bed Lighting:
- The size of your bed and its placement
- Budget range
- Light color preferences
- Personal style
- Technological capabilities such as voice controls
Under Bed Lighting Kits
Lighting kits are the best options for homeowners seeking extensive under bed lighting options with less frills. For $60, a LED-style lighting kit for a full size bed runs 15.5 feet, utilizes minimal power, multiple color options, and is energy efficient.
To provide optimal glow, we recommend lining the LED strips along the underside of the bedframe. With kits, homeowners should make sure the fixtures come with all the bells and whistles they’re seeking. For these kits, details make a world of difference. Some kits operate with motion-sensor technology while others come with a remote control; folks can just press a button to turn on and off or change the under bed light colors at a moment’s notice.
If you have the space, consider adding under bed lighting under headboards and other extensions of your sleeping areas, like under the ottoman in front of a bed, or a chaise lounge chair. Thin, 5-feet LED light strips can be added to any under bed or under seat area in the bedroom, or simply stack multiple light strips under the bed to create your desired illuminated effect. Budget-friendly under bed fixture seekers will also dig 5-feet light strips, as most units run under $20.
Don’t worry, if you need sprinkles of light, consider light bars. These LED light bars also come with motion-sensor capabilities and are perfect additions for under bed illumination for a child’s bed and even under nightstand shelves. Typically, this plug and play fixture comes with multiple light modes for light and heavy sleepers alike. For homeowners looking to outfit under bed lighting for a kid’s space, opt for fixtures with rechargeable USB ports and always-on modes for ultimate longevity and security.
Any room will benefit from some added glow. But for homeowners short on electric outlets or time, battery powered stick-on LED lights are a key alternative. A neutral white light fixture will light up under bed but can be easily removed at any time. Temporary fixtures like this still have longevity in battery life, with up to 50,000 hours for brightness.
Color deepens the mood and adds tone to any room. Under bed lighting can also operate in a bevy of shades and hues to suit any ambiance. Whether your style continually changes, or you enjoy having plenty of options at your disposal, color-changing under bed lighting is a cheeky option for under beds in master and guest suites.
Color-changing LED Light Strips also make it so easy to add a little smart technology to underused spaces. Many of these fixtures are equipped with Bluetooth capabilities, dimmable color and light modes, and even music syncing. Color-changing bulbs and light modes can give homeowners the gift of newness and excitement in just one product.
Browse more home inspiration and lifestyle tips, or follow us on social media!
Stephanie Valente is a Content Director and Editor in Brooklyn, NY. She’s previously held writing and social media positions at Barkbox, Men’s Journal, and currently works at a full-service advertising agency. She’s a self-confessed home and design enthusiast. Stephanie is an award-winning poet and fiction writer. When she’s offline, you can find her taking a yoga class, running, hanging out with her rescue dog Pepper. Find her on stephanievalente.com.