As we fully embrace the trend of self-expressionism in our homes, we are becoming more bold and adventurous – with designs, colours, textures, and how we blend these together to create unique and individual spaces.
One bold trend that is striking a pose in both fashion and decor, is the neon trend. Fluorescent pinks, greens, yellows, blues and oranges are splashing straight from the catwalks into our homes. Also called the day-glo look, neons are emerging in furnishings, artwork and as simple accents.
Less is more
Because of the shock factor of neon, you want to keep to the less-is-more rule. A low-key backdrop is punctuated beautifully with a splash of shocking green in scatter cushions, or as a decal on the wall. Or add a few wicked-pink vases to amp up a room.
Accessorise your table with vivid neon stools, or allow one piece to take centre stage in a neutral-coloured room. If you want to go more subtle, yet create an element of surprise, neon-ise sections of a piece of furniture – like the legs of a table or chair. Or try a table or bench with a neon grain. But you don’t have to go the wood route – acrylics are wondrous carriers of neon, especially when paired with the correct lighting.
You can also use your neons in a playful design: try ombre fluorescents on otherwise dull and mundane furnishings to breathe life into them.
Neons can be breathtaking when allowed to play the lead role, so hoist up a zingy, oversized chandelier in an open, toned-down space. It’s magic!
Even your baby’s nursery can benefit from a touch of neon, with hand-made geometric hanging ornaments, or a neon-patterned geometric scatter cushion added to the rocking chair.
From artwork to crockery, modern to vintage – neon can bring a new dynamic to your home.