There’s nothing like a good wallpaper neon sign to add some style to your living room. Whether it’s a bar with an incredible drink list, a taco truck that sets up shop every day at noon, or just some inspiring words of wisdom for the kids, these signs can pretend to be anything you want them to be. But even if you’re pretty happy with your current neon sign in the kitchen—or even if you’ve avoided buying one altogether—the time has come for you to take another look at what it can do for your home. These 7 Secret Techniques improve your neon signs and add a whole new level of appeal.
These 7 Secret Techniques Improve Your Wallpaper Neon Signs
1. Start with the Right Type of Neon
Unless you have a corporate office that you need to spruce up with neon wallpaper, most of us have only one or two types of neon in our homes. But we could go all out and choose a variety of different styles for each room in our home, if we knew which type of neon wallpaper to use in each area. If you’re stuck on which type to use, consider starting with a neutral background, such as black and white, gray-scale or white on white. Adding different colored neon signs in your room will draw the eye to areas of interest and make them pop.
2. Try Different Styles
Are you tired of having the same old glow worm on your bar wall? You’ll be amazed at how changing the color or type of neon you use can completely change the look and feel of an area in your home. If you want a space to feel romantic, try suggesting that feeling with a pink or red glow worm. If you want to make it warm, cozy and inviting, think about using warm white shades.
3. Play with the Fonts
Is your wallpaper neon so old it doesn’t have a font or style? If you’re looking for a new spin on your old glow worm, try changing out the font to match the mood you want to create in your room. Are you trying to look futuristically cool? Try using stenciled or graffiti fonts. Looking for something fun and upbeat? Try fonts that look like they were created by a preschooler. Are you creating an elegant, sophisticated space? Go for traditional fonts that are classic and timeless.
4. Mix It Up
In order to get more use out of your wallpaper neon signs, try using them in combinations around your room. For instance, use two different signs with exactly the same saying or style in each corner of the room. Have two or three signs that are in different corners of the room that all say something totally different. Place a couple of them over an area rug and use them to highlight focal points around your room.
5. Hang Them Upside Down
This trick can be done for several types of neon—not just those that you find on walls. One interesting idea is to lay out your sign and then hang it upside down from the ceiling so it is facing the floor and resting on a support beam or hook from above. This way it is exposed to the room and will feel like it’s floating in midair. This is especially fun if your sign has some design elements, such as Dali-esque figures or shapes that create shadows as you look up at them.
6. If You Have Surrounding Furniture, Hang Your Sign on It
If you have a nice piece of furniture or piece of art in the area where your neon sign is hanging, consider placing it on top of the wall where the neon is on display. The lettering will be slightly larger and more visible than if the sign were hanging on its own. But if you are looking for a truly creative approach to your wallpaper neon sign, hang it on top of and in between several pieces of furniture in the area. For instance, use a large piece of furniture like an ottoman or armoire on your side table as a base and place your sign on the wall that is facing toward the ceiling. When you sit down, it will look like the letters are “sitting” in between two pieces of furniture.
7. Add a Frame
Most people don’t think of using frames with their neon signs, but placing your sign in a nice wooden frame can really add to its appeal. If you’re looking for an edgy, industrial look to your signs, try adding an old metal frame. For more traditional or transitional styles, consider placing it in a chevron wood frame. The color and style of the frame you choose will depend on the overall look you are trying to achieve with your room decor.
Remodelers, like decorators, can spend a fortune on their home’s walls. So why not use vinyl & decorative fonts to liven up your space. Use neon LED light displays to your advantage. Neon acrylic signs are a very popular and inexpensive addition to many homes. Just think how much more attractive your home will look with a few strategically placed vinyl and acrylic signs!