Neon and fluoro accents are a great way to modernise your styling at home and can inject life into an otherwise dull and neutral space. Neon is at its best when it’s a single element in a multifaceted room- think a bold piece of artwork or a bright quilt cover – so with the warm weather well on its way, we love the idea of adding some neon newness into our homes.
Before you go crazy buying all the neon goodies you can get your hands on, take a minute to plan your space and make sure you start with a clean base. As with any styling trend, a neutral base of whites, blacks, browns and greys allows you update and change your decorative pieces as often as you like. Think of your big furniture items and walls as your base canvas, and the pillows, throws, decorative trinkets, bed linen and even wall art as your styling pieces, which can change with the seasons!
Once that’s sorted, decide how many neon colours you want to add. Is it just one colour placed subtly in the room, or is it several contrasting neons spread throughout? There’s no hard and fast rule here and it’s about your own personal taste – just remember, pop colours work best in moderation.
Now you’re ready to start decorating! Here are a few tips to get styling like a pro:
> We love neon quilt covers, but if you want to tone it down a little keep your sheets and pillowcases neutral. If, on the other hand, you just want a pop of colour on the bed, a simple neon pillow or throw can be effective on its own. Turning your quilt cover back to expose your sheets is another good way to break up the brights.
> Splashes of neon in the kitchen are really fun and easy to achieve with fluoro tea towels hung off the oven or bright canisters displayed on the bench.
> When picking colours to work with, use a colour wheel to work out which colours complement each other to help create balance in the room.
> Fluoro colours really pop when paired with natural materials like pine and ceramics. Get creative and try painting neon patterns and geometric shapes on to ceramic plant pots – it’s a super easy DIY project which is sure to add a fun burst of colour to your home (and become a talking point when guests come over!).
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