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The neon living trend: cozy LED lighting

Jana Janssen

Neon is the new hygge. Cozy blankets are not the only accessories to use if you want to make your home cozy in the new year. You can also add atmospheric splashes of color with LED lighting. Here we provide five tips on how to bring the neon trend into your home.

A woman is sitting on a couch in a room illuminated by colorful light tubes.
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Coziness with neons – a contradiction?

If you’ve always thought of coziness as Danish hygge, you probably associate the term with soft blankets, light colors and natural materials. A neon room represents a stark contrast. The trend, coined by the post-millennial generation, GenZ, combines comfortable blankets with minimalist furnishings and eye-catching monochromatic or multicolored neon lights. A business analysis by Pinterest shows just how present the trend already is on social networks. Discover how cozy a neon room can be in our examples.

1. Shaped neons

An especially hip and stylish way to incorporate striking colors into your home is with a LED neon light sign. They come in a variety of colors and shapes, and also exist as lettering. For a touch of tropical 80s flair in your living room, why not opt for pink flamingos and green palm trees on a neon light sign? A moon or a cloud is a little more discreet – ideal for a cozy bedroom. Manufacturers like LÄIGHT will even turn your own ideas into a customized sign.

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2. Bathed in light

Neon lighting can also be used subtly but atmospherically in the bathroom. All you need is an LED mirror to illuminate your bathroom with its all-round lighting. Striking effects are also possible with a color-change mirror. It can immerse your bathroom in a cool blue shade, for example. Then the mood can be quickly transformed at the touch of a button or via an app control – how about a vibrant red? This will guarantee a very special atmosphere when you’re in the bath.

3. Make contours stand out

You can create particularly striking lighting effects with light tubes or LED strips on the ceiling and on furniture. These make for a mysterious nightclub atmosphere. LED strips can be easily installed in the corners of the room or along the edges of items of furniture to accentuate them. This is the perfect way to attract attention in your living room or bedroom.

It’s also possible to change the color of the LED strips via a remote control or smartphone app, leaving you free to decide whether to bathe your bedroom in blue or red light – or perhaps a mixture of the two. Products like those in the Philips Hue series can also be integrated into a smart home. You can even connect them to your smart TV so that the color changes adapt to the screen content. This will ensure a real wow effect in your living room.

4. Immerse yourself in foreign galaxies

Children are not the only ones who will be amazed by a galaxy projector. This type of projector can also produce fascinating effects in your living room or bedroom. The atmosphere will be especially cozy if you combine a projector with LED strips on the ceiling or on your bed. Just lie down on the couch or in bed and relax as the stars pass by above you.

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5. The clock strikes neon

This digital LED clock for the wall or table is an extremely eye-catching feature. It is available from Galaxus for around 30 francs (price on 25 January 2021). The extra-bright white digits are easy to read in daylight but can also be dimmed. The clock is not only practical, but also a cool home accessory that will fit in especially well in your neon room.

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