Neon signs may be from a later era than the origins of our beautiful watchwinder boxes, but these vivid pieces of décor have a nostalgia all of their own. From dive bars and rock’n’roll establishments, to retro advertising, neon signage has an inescapably cool, vintage feel which adds an extra design level and versatile focal point in any room, which can be turned on or off to add atmosphere.
Freshly fashionable and popping up in homes, bars and galleries, a raft of chic neon signs for the home are now available. We rounded up the very best of the bunch to brighten up your man cave in the depths of the dark British winter…
1. 100 Emoji, Neon MFG (approx £170)
If you’re a big fan of pop culture, Neon MFG’s signs will seriously tempt you, from this 100 emoji, wall-mounted option, to of-the-minute, Zeitgeist-capturing slogans, this US brand has it all, if you’re willing to pay the shipping costs.
2. Bada Bing, Neon Signs UK (£119)
Consider yourself something of a telly buff? Channel your inner Tony Soprano with this neon replica of the Bada Bing, the Sopranos’ favourite watering hole.
3. Neon Flamingo, Icon Neon (£59)
We love this neon flamingo from Icon Neon, which makes a fun eclectic statement piece once illuminated but can be tucked discreetly away when not in use.
4. Custom Neon, Goodwin & Goodwin (request a quote)
Upload the artwork of your choice and have it turned into amazing neon signage by the talented team at Goodwin & Goodwin. What will you illuminate?
5. Neon Letters, The Letteroom (£45)
Spell out your own sentiment in neon by ordering the letters of your choice from The Letteroom to create your very own neon statement.
Do you love the look of neon? What sign would you have Share you picks and preferences with other readers below.