Remember when you associated neon only with old Hollywood movie motel signs and massive Las Vegas strip lights?
The names of Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack lighting up the Sands Hotel was a sight to behold. The grandeur and excitement of it all made it seem so exclusive, luxurious, and untouchable.
Well, the world of neon has since moved on.
In recent times, neon signs and installations have become increasingly artier and a whole lot more creative. Businesses small and large worldwide have been using attractive neon visuals to bring their visions to life. Bars and clubs have used neon to create personalized bar signs. Quirky art students have incorporated neon into their exhibitions. Musicians have put their name’s in lights. And now, everyday shopper is using neon in their homes.
If you can’t get enough of the moody contract between darkness and vibrant lights, we thought we’d show you 3 ways you can incorporate neon into your home:
1) Give your spirit shelf a makeover
Or better yet, create your own neon bar! Who doesn’t want their own bar at home to entertain guests and make a night in more enjoyable?
Along with the investment, design your own personalized bar sign. Let your visitors know that your house is the place to be! You could design a simple modest ‘spirits’ sign and place it over your spirit shelf.
Imagine turning your disused shed into a beach shack style bar. You could have a cocktail station with a Pina colada shaped neon light, a wine station with a champagne bottle-shaped neon light, a beer station with a beer bottle-shaped neon light. You get where this is going: the possibilities are endless!
2) Put your own name in lights
It’s so easy nowadays to create your own custom neon sign. You don’t have to be a superstar anymore to see your name up in lights. Simply head to the custom sign creator website and BOOM! You can put on your own concert in your bedroom, sing into your hairbrush and pretend you’re the next Lady Gaga.
It doesn’t have to be your own name either, why not surprise friends or loved ones with their own personalized neon light as a gift? It’s one of the most thoughtful and unexpected gifts you could choose.
3) Design your own light
When in doubt, make your own light. Your friends will be envious and it will be the only one in existence. You’ll have a unique, one of a kind piece of art in your home designed by you! Cool, right?
The dilemma becomes what design you should craft.
Have you ever sat at home, bored, and just made random doodles across your sketch pad? Have you ever looked at one and thought, wow this is actually really cool? We bet you’ve never looked at one and thought; hey, this would look great as a neon sign. Well, after placing that idea in your head, go back and have a look at those simple, discarded line drawings you’ve created and turned one into your own custom neon design.
Neon has become a part of our everyday existence. Rarely will you walk into a bar and not see some form of neon signage advertising the latest 3 for 2 deals or happy hour. It’s cool, quirky, arty, and fun.
Bring these vibes into your own home and feel the effects of neon glow every day you wake up. You’ll be the coolest cat on the street, we promise you that.