Who doesn’t like a good LED light? They are energy-efficient, long-lasting, and can really add some pizzazz to your bedroom if you go the RGB route. But where do you put them? Are they ceiling-bound only? We don’t think so.
Here is a quick guide on where to place LED lights in your bedroom.
Up In The Ceiling
What a shocker, huh? We bet you never would have guessed that one. But seriously, if you want to add some extra light and drama to your room, placing LEDs up in the ceiling is a great way to do it.
You can get creative with how you arrange them, too, so get creative. Just make sure you don’t put them too close to the bed or you’ll be knocking your head more often than you’d like.
Under The Bed Frame
This is a great option if you don’t want any cords showing and you’d like to add some RGB colourways to your bedroom. You can tuck the strips under the bed frame and they’ll still provide plenty of light for nighttime trips to the bathroom or whatever else you need them for.
Just make sure you get some decent LED strips and not some cheap knockoffs from some sketchy AliExpress shop. They won’t catch on fire or anything like that, they’ll just cast patchy lights that look horrendous.
Behind A Mirror
We don’t know about you, but if this isn’t genius placement – we don’t know what is. It’s basically a free ring light. Well, not free-free because you’re still paying for the lights, but at least you’re not wasting money on a portable device that’s as useless as TikToks made in front of one.
Jokes aside, a LED bulb behind or around the mirror is a great option if you spend a lot of time doing makeup or just want to add some extra light to your room.
Onto Your Walls
Who says LED lamps can’t hang off the walls? Well, no one, really. But most people don’t see LEDs as an option for a wall-mounted fixture. But hey – it’s their bedroom so they can do whatever they want.
You, on the other hand, might want to add some wall-mounted lamps with LEDs and we applaud you for it. What’s also worthy of applause is that you can find some really neat and modern designs these days that will save you space and look fantastic if you just do a little bit of research and learn more about them.
Around Or Behind The Headboard
If you don’t want to go the ceiling route, another great option is to put LEDs around or behind the headboard. This can create a lovely and romantic ambience in the room, as well as be functional if you like to read in bed. Just make sure the light isn’t so bright that it’s bothersome.
But then again, make sure the light’s bright enough so you can read your favorite books before you hit the snooze. A fine line, huh? What can we tell you – you’re on your own with that one.
Under The Nightstands
This would be more of an accent feature, but a mighty one at that. If you have some really lovely nightstands, this could be a neat way to show them off even more. Just make sure the cords are hidden away so they don’t take away from the look.
We suggest tucking them behind the nightstand or running them along (or even under) the floor. And make sure the light itself is an appropriate size for the nightstand. In other words – go with the strip.
Inside Of The Closet
Why wake up your partner in the morning just to get dressed when you can simply illuminate the inside of your closet? It’s much more efficient and, dare we say it – healthier for your relationship. We don’t know about you, but we’re not the chirpiest bunch when we’re woken up for no apparent reason.
But also, a good LED can actually help you choose your outfit. With proper lighting, you’ll actually see what your combination will look like when you walk out in the bright sunlight, so there’s another benefit to an in-closed fixture.
On The Floor
Check this out – a floor lamp with an LED bulb. Ingenious, we know. Once again, all jokes aside, this is actually a pretty neat idea, especially if you don’t want to deal with yellow or harsh lighting in your room and you have an awesome lamp you like to flaunt.
Just make sure the light is properly diffused so it doesn’t bother your eyes and you’re good to go.
All Around The Room
You can do this in more than one way. You can either have various light fixtures scattered all over the boudoir or you can put a LED strip around the perimeter of the room. It all comes down to preference, really.
Doing it with multiple fixtures can give you more control over the light, but it will cost more both in terms of money and time. But then again, if done properly, it’ll look fabulous and luxurious.
On the other hand, if you want a quick fix, go with the LED strip. If you don’t mind a gamer-y feel – this will be a 10-minute DIY job. And that’s with cable management and strip cutting.
Behind The TV
This one’s pretty popular these days, and while we can’t say we condone TVs in the bedroom (what with blue light and all), we can’t say synced-up LEDs don’t look beyond stunning tucked behind a TV.
So, if you really can’t part with your beloved television, at least add some oomph to it. It won’t do you any good when watching a serious movie, but action flicks will look sensational.
We hope we helped you out on your journey to finding the best place for your LED lights in your bedroom. Just remember – there are no wrong answers. As long as you’re vibing with the result, that’s all that matters.
Do you have any other ideas? Feel free to share them with us!