Style Trend ~ Neon

Clothing and decorating trends usually echo each other – whatever is hot in fashion, is hot in home décor.  This year we have seen a return to the 80’s with neon colors leading the way. neon inspiration board

neon color board

When using neon colors in your home’s décor, you want to be sure to use it in moderation.  Using too much neon would probably give you a headache:

neon bedroom

I’ve found some great neon pieces that you could easily add to your home.  If chosen wisely, and mixed and matched appropriately, your neon accents would look chic for quite some time.

One easy way to freshen a room is to change out the pillows.  With their modern patterns and fun color combinations, these pillows would brighten any living room or bedroom.

neon pillows

neon pillows

Ceramic animals are everywhere right now.  Choose one or two of these brightly colored birds to add a fun pop on a bookshelf or mantel.

neon ceramic birds

ceramic birds

Pick a piece of furniture – a coffee table, side tables, the back of bookshelves, etc. – and paint it to add a bright color in an unexpected way.

table with yellow legs

yellow table

These hot pink chairs would be adorable paired with a white tulip table in a breakfast nook.

hot pink chair

hot pink chairs

For a unique centerpiece that would coordinate with the white table and pink chairs in the breakfast nook, add a few DIY vases and fill them with beautiful blooms .

neon vases

twine wrapped vases; paint swirl vases & instructions

Another DIY project is to take old frames and spray paint them whatever color you choose.  They can be used to hold artwork or photos, or keep them empty and group them together to serve as the artwork.

turquoise frames

turquoise frames

A brightly colored piece of artwork would surely be the centerpiece of any room.  You can find neon art in any style - traditional, modern, abstract - and in any medium – photos, paintings, prints – so choose one that fits with the rest of your décor.

neon art

green spider mum photobirds photo collage; blue rose; hot pink ampersand; ‘Jardim’ graphic print

Here are two good options for neon light fixtures.  I love the texture on both the lamp and the pendant light.  (Do you recognize the orange pendant light?  I used it in a mood board for a chic girl’s bedroom.)

neon light fixtures

green lamp; orange pendant light

Another way to bring the neon trend into your home is through an area rug.  In both of these rooms, the rug adds a punch of color to the space.  Alternating the floor tiles between bright and neutral colors allows you to switch out the bright ones when you are ready for a change.

neon rugs

purple and tan area rug; multi-colored runner

A few tips for using neon colors in your home:

  1. Moderation is the key!  Find a few fun pieces that will coordinate with the rest of your home.
  2. Neon colors pair well with soft neutrals – greys and tans.  They can also work with black and white.  Depending on the space though, that could be too harsh of a contrast.
  3. Choose pieces that can easily be switched out when you are ready for a change.
  4. Moderation is the key!

º Which neon piece is your favorite? º How would you bring neon into your home?

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