Neon is having a moment, and while you probably don’t want to add a pop of neon to your bedroom walls, neon may be the best thing to add to an office, bachelor pad, or your kid’s dorm room. It’s fun, it’s funky, and it shows personality in a seriously bright way. Plus, you can get anything from clouds or motivational sayings to custom quotes in lights. Shop below for some our favorite picks that won’t cost a fortune.
It’s important to note that neon signs have come a long way since their invention in the early 20th century. Today, there are two types of neon wall hangings. The first type is akin to the original neon sign. These artworks are still made up of gas-filled glass tubes. They are highly breakable and tend to be quite expensive.
The second type of neon sign is the more modern LED neon. These are tubes filled with LED lights made to mimic neon. These types of signs are slightly cheaper than traditional neon and are much safer for use in children’s rooms and restaurants.
We have rounded up some cool examples of neon signage and decorative artwork that would look great hung over a fully stocked bar, in a dorm room or living area for all to see and admire.
1. White Cloud Neon Sign
The White Cloud Neon Wall Sign is an LED, energy efficient light and is made of plastic, which makes it perfect to display in any children’s room (no shattered glass here). The light operates with a built-in adapter and comes with an easy on/off switch. Plus, it’s small size makes it easy to display pretty much anywhere.
2. Lightning Bolt Neon Sign
This Lightening Bolt Neon Art Sign is a great option for dorm rooms. Environmentally-friendly and safe, this light is hazard-free with no risk of glass breakage or leakage. Plus, as an LED option, it offers low energy consumption and can be customized to any color you choose.
3. Coffee Cup Neon Sign
BEST FOR COFFEE LOVERS
The Coffee Cup Neon Sign is handmade with non-fragile glass and LED lights. Continuing the trend, this sign is energy saving and environmental friendly as well. As a coffee cup, it makes an ideal addition to coffee shops, bars or as a kitchen focal point.
4. “It is What it is” Neon Sign
The handmade “It is what it is” neon sign is a customizable sign. That means you can choose any color that works for you and your decor. Environmentally sound and energy saving, this is another plug and play option for any room in your home or office. Alternatively, it’s a great gift for someone heading off to college. It serves as a reminder to not stress out and just take things as they come.
5. Peace Sign Neon Lamp
BEST FOR DORM ROOMS
A real neon sign, the Peace Sign Lamp adds a hip element to any room. The fact that it’s a lamp rather than a wall hanging means it’s also highly portable. These two facts make this particular piece of artwork ideal for students and dorm rooms. It’s 14.5 inches tall and comes complete with an anti-slip base.
6. “Do What You Love” Neon Sign
The “Do What You Love” neon light sign is our next option. Made with 100% handcrafted glass, this eye-catching sign would look great in an office as a daily reminder to, well, really do what you love. As an added bonus, it’s mounted on a clear, acrylic board for easy hanging on most walls.
7. Lady Back LED Neon Sign
BEST FOR SINGLES
Slightly racier than the other signs on our list, the Lady Back LED Neon Sign would make a great addition to any bachelor’s apartment or dorm room. Thanks to LED-filled silicone tubes, this light is brighter and safer than traditional neon. Plus, this light comes with a one year warranty to protect against any accidental breakage.
8. Pizza Neon Sign
BEST FOR FOODIES
If you love pizza or junk food in general, this is the best neon sign for you. Made by the artists at the Danbai Neon Factory, who are experts in neon sign production, this realistic piece of pizza features true hand-bent, gas-filled glass tubes. The sign’s low voltage means it can work in any country and is rather energy efficient when compared to other true neon signs.
9. “Cocktails & Dreams” Neon Sign
BEST FOR MOVIE FANS
Next, we have an 80s nostalgia sign coming straight out of the 1988 film, Cocktail. The vibrant and colorful color scheme is eye catching. Plus, the large, clear “Cocktails & Dreams” slogan make this sign one you will want to show off—hang it outdoors in the backyard or over a home bar or beer pub setting.
10. “Good Vibes Only” Neon Sign
Last on our list is the Good Vibes Only neon sign. Made from real glass with hot pink lettering, this sign casts a warm glow on any room in which it is displayed. You’ve probably seen this sign in trendy cafes and clothing boutiques, and now you can get one for yourself.