How to Decorate the Kids’ Room With Neon Colors

How to Decorate the Kids’ Room With Neon Colors

When it comes to home decor, neon is one of the trends that is making a big comeback. It is bright and bold – no doubt that neon always gets noticed regardless if it is a flashy neon sign in your kitchen or a cool piece of clothing.

As for the kids, they undoubtedly love bright colors. Why not use this trend and give your kids’ room a makeover? Even more, this can turn into a DIY project that you and your kids can do together!

If you were looking for ideas on how to decorate the little ones’ room with neon, we got you covered!

Neon Walls

Painting the entire kids’ room in a neon shade might be a bit difficult to pull off. After all, neon does look great but it can easily become too hard on the eyes. Instead, why don’t you opt-in for painting just one wall?

Let the kids decide what color they like the best. Regardless if it is pink, blue, green or orange, it will add playfulness in the room, which is exactly how a kids’ room should be. For the best effect, paint the wall that the beds are placed against in neon and leave the remaining walls white. The color will pop out and it will not interfere with the rest of the elements in the room.

How to Decorate the Kids’ Room With Neon Colors

Colorful Elements

If you are not keen on painting a wall in a crazy color, go the other way around – paint the walls plain white! White walls give you the freedom to work with other colorful elements without making the room look too overwhelming – think of it as a white canvas.

You can go bonkers with the colors! A red chair, a blue table, a pink wardrobe and yellow beddings – it is the kids’ room, so it is okay for it to resemble the colors of a box of crayons. Interior designers will agree! You don’t even need to buy new furniture for the kids’ room – use what you have and grab the brushes and the paint.

Glow-In-The-Dark Items

If you thought that those awesome glow-in-the-dark stars we had as kids are a thing of the past, you are absolutely wrong! Such glowy elements are still a favorite thing for kids and they allow you to add a bit of neon flare to the kids’ room in a quick and easy way.

You will be surprised at how much more sophisticated glow-in-the-dark stickers are today. You are no longer limited to stars and planets – you can also get hearts, footprints (if your kids are Harry Potter fans then the connection that can be made is evident!), different animals and even unicorns!

How to Decorate the Kids’ Room With Neon Colors

Neon Signs

Neon signs are the ultimate way of introducing neon to your kids’ room in the most authentic way. Children love pretty lights so chances are a neon sign will become their item of pride which they will even use to show off in front of their friends (and tell other kids what cool parents they have!).

Neon signs have become commercially available on a great scale simply because everyone likes them. You can choose a funky readymade design together with your kids, or you can get a custom made neon sign made just for them.

Use More Shades of One Color

If you are not convinced by the whole “crayon box” look, try choosing different shades of the same color. For example, if you want to redo the chest of drawers, paint the frame white. When it comes to the drawers, paint each of them in a different shade, starting from the lightest to the darkest.

You can also choose a contrasting neon color for decoration. Let’s say if you paint the chest of drawers in shades of neon pink, you can add neon blue photo frames and a blue lamp.

How to Decorate the Kids’ Room With Neon Colors

Use Pillows

If you are not ready to undergo a full makeover but you like the idea of neon decoration, simply use pillows!

Neon pillows can be a breath of fresh air to a colorless kids’ room. Place them on the beds or chairs and even leave some of them on the floor. As you know kids love to sit on the floor while they play so they will find the pillows quite useful.

Decorating the kids bedroom with neon colors is more than just following the trends. Bright colors will give the room a playful and positive note – exactly what you would expect from a room where your kids are spending most of their time playing and having fun. Don’t be afraid that it won’t look good. The secret is keeping the balance between neutral colors and neon colors. If you are still not sure, play it safe and choose only two neon colors. You will be surprised how sophisticated the end result will be!

About the author
Mrs. Hatland is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.


  1. I love these kids rooms! They are so cute and very put together. I wish I had one of them when I was a kid 😛

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