Neon is a hot trend in fashion and home decor this summer! If you were a child of the 80′s, you might shudder at the thought of a return to neon. Fear not my former jelly-shoe-wearing friends! Neo neon looks nothing like the eye-sores of our youth.
The neon of today is modern and chic without looking garish. Let’s explore some fun tips and tricks on how to use neon in your home decor.
Pair neon with neutrals.
A neutral room is a fantastic backdrop for your bold pops of color. Let your neon take center stage by ensuring that the rest of the room is calm and subdued.
Use neon in your “fun” rooms.
A craft room, playroom, or child’s bedroom is a fantastic place to play with color! I love this creative dinosaur garland created from plastic dinos spray painted in neon colors. Click on the link below the picture for the full tutorial on how to create your own.
With neon less is always more.
When it comes to neon too much is not a good thing. Remember that you always want to have space in a room where your eye can rest and then be energized by your colorful focal points. In the picture below, the chandelier and glassware bring youthful spunk to an otherwise formal room.
Paint a door in a neon color.
This all neutral color palette comes to life when paired with a pop of highlighter yellow! Painting an interior or exterior door in a bright hue adds a touch of unexpected whimsy and interest to your space.
Ease into neon with small accessories.
If you are still feeling fearful of neon but would like to try it out in your home, why not purchase or create a few small accessories? Starting with a neon clock, vase, pillow, chair, or piece of art is a fun way to begin exploring with color.
What do you think of the neon trend? Do you think you’ll try it out? If so, we’d love to hear how!