A bedroom is a place we go to rest, to find comfort and solace from the workday and to find peace. A place where luxury and comforts are welcome, which is why technology is starting to play a larger role in the design and creation of modern bedrooms. As with anything that applies technology to a traditional concept, bedrooms with new gadgets have been dubbed the smart bedroom.
But what exactly is a smart bedroom and why would you want one?
A well-designed bedroom is important!
The ideal bedroom is not only a place of rest and relaxation, but it has to be a sanctuary that allows you to foster a sense of wellness and absolute rejuvenation. A bedroom’s design can play a vital role in the quality of your sleep and can have a huge effect on your health in general. We’re all about optimizing homes, so let’s dive in and see what it takes to upgrade your bedroom into the future.
What is a smart bedroom?
As the name suggests, a smart bedroom is one that blends technology into your sleeping space. It can essentially be described as an automated setup that can include multiple devices, such as motorized blinds, smart speakers, smart thermostats and self-adapting lights. These are all connected to each other via an internet connection and can be controlled remotely from anywhere in the house using a smartphone, tablet or laptop.
Currently, there are three main competitors in smart hubs available in South Africa, they are;
What you will need to create your own smart bedroom:
Overall, having a smart bedroom is all about making your life easier and more comfortable, so we’re going to look at a variety of devices that you can incorporate into your bedroom.
1. Smart lighting
Smart lighting in your bedroom allows you to determine the atmosphere by setting scenes. For example, you can have the lights go on slowly as your alarm goes off. Conveniently, you can control the lighting remotely when you go to bed, without having to walk to the switch.
2. Smart nightlight
A smart nightlight is motion activated and will only go on when you’re up and about and not while you’re sleeping. Perfect for those middle of the night bathroom trips, You can say goodbye to bumping your toes or blinding yourself with light at night.
3. Smart thermostat
With a smart thermostat, you can ensure your bedroom has the right temperature on time, saving you money on electricity. And before you go to sleep, your smart heating can ensure that the room is comfortably warm on time.
4. Smart air purifier
Smart air purifiers provide your bedroom with good air quality. An air purifier in your bedroom regulates when the air is purified on its own. In addition, you can use the app to set times for this, yourself. This way, you’ll be sleeping in a bedroom with good air quality at night.
5. Smart connectors
A smart connector lets you turn a non-smart device into a smart device. This way, you can switch devices in your bedroom on or off remotely. For example, you can control your fan using your phone.
6. Smart Blinds
Natural light is one of the best wake-up calls in the morning. With smart technology, you can hook up a motor to your blinds so that they will open when you want them to. You can set it to activate when it detects sunlight, or you can integrate it with your smart alarm clock to go off with the alarm.
7. Smart Pillow
A smart pillow provides you with a hands-on approach to tracking your sleep. It uses sensors to see how much you toss and turn throughout the night, and it can even be programmed to wake you up in place of an alarm, by gently vibrating until you get up.
As you can see, there are so many different ways to incorporate technology into your bedroom. Once you get the ball rolling, we’re sure that you’ll want to add more and more devices to make your life even easier.
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