This story originally appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of Domino, titled “Feeling Electric.” Subscribe to be the first to receive each issue.
It’s officially safe to say that 2019 is the year of maximalism. Winter months were flooded with tiger print and mix-and-match motifs, and now, splashes of tie-dyes and neon are arriving just in time for warmer weather. Spring, classically dubbed as the season of florals, is taking a nontraditional turn.
Tackling this punchy trend is easier than you might think. No, you don’t have to slather your walls with magenta lacquer paint or commit to a Pop-bright armchair. Embracing neon hues can be as simple as swapping out your shower curtain. It doesn’t matter if you love minimalism or are consider yourself a full-time maximalist, as a radiant glow can easily be embraced by all design styles—it just depends how you decide to add a little neon to your space.
If you need a push in the right direction, here are 14 fail-proof ways to ease some luminous hues into your home.
If you’re forever hosting
This stand would make a great addition to a guest room, giving your pals a designated place to keep their things. You can even fold it up and tuck it away when it’s not in use.
If you’re always on the go
Blue and PVC are having a moment, and this bag is a flawless marriage of the two trends. It can fit all of your jet-setter needs, from a laptop to your book of the month. The best part? Nothing will ever get lost in the bottom of your bag.
If neon green is your favorite color
Add a floating shelf to your space and take it even further with various decorative neon vessels.
If you’re the playful friend
Bid adieu to your lumpy winter sweaters and constrictive jeans and embrace a season of color and frivolity.
If you want to take it to the next level
Give this trend a more permanent place in your home by reupholstering your headboard with this daring fabric.
If you’re a neon skeptic
Ease into the ultra bright trend by making this wallet-friendly swap. This pillow would look chic against crisp white linen bedding.
If Monica Geller is your alter ego
Make spring-cleaning fun by whipping out this vibrant duster and hitting all the hard-to-reach places—even the ones you oft forget.
If you’re a night owl
Say goodbye to your clunky bedside lamp and make room for the more important things with the help of this hanging light.
If DIY’ing is your jam
Been thinking about converting to Team Eclectic? Reupholster your dining room chairs with these vibrant fabrics.
If you always lose your keys
Do you find yourself constantly misplacing tiny vital items like your keys and go-to chapstick? Place this functional dish by your entryway—problem solved.
If you believe hydration is key
Drinking water will definitely feel like less of a challenge when you have this chic glass to sip it out of. One glass down, eight to go.
If you still love primary colors
Consider giving your kitchen new life by making this painless upgrade. Swap out your current lighting for this cool pendant.
If neon is more than a trend to you
Let neon live on in your home by adding this fluorescent-hued side table to an otherwise plain office. It’s sure to spark some major creativity.
If your best ideas come about in the shower
We’re no strangers to letting our minds soar while taking a shower. Adding a bright and cheery shower curtain will take your bathroom from drab to fab—it might even spark your next great idea.
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