For a while now, I’ve been thinking about adding a neon sign to my basement which, for those who don’t know my place, doubles as both a gaming room and a cinema room. Sort of a man cave that I share with my family and friends for movie nights. I thought a neon sign would be a perfect addition to spruce up the space and add some character, but, as someone who loves a good movie or gaming session, I also wanted to ensure that the lighting doesn’t negatively affect the experience. So, I decided to do some research and here are some of the factors I discovered and you should also keep in mind when considering installing a neon sign in your home.
One of the first things I thought about was the size and style. I wanted to make sure the sign was proportionate to the size of the room and fit in with the overall aesthetic. A neon sign that’s too big for the space could be overwhelming and detract from the other elements in the room. Similarly, a sign that doesn’t fit the style of the room could look really out of place. It’s important to choose a sign that complements the existing decor and enhances the overall vibe. Being there is not enough, it must fit well.
Placement is also key when incorporating a neon sign into your home. As I mentioned earlier, I use my basement for both gaming and movie nights, so I need to be mindful of the impact the sign might have on screen viewing. Placing the sign too close to the screen or in direct view could create distracting glare and make it difficult to see the images properly. So I started by considering the placement of the sign in relation to the TV set. Placing the sign off to the side or on a different wall can help reduce the glare on the screen. I also found that dimming the brightness of the sign can help to balance the lighting in the room and create a more comfortable viewing experience.
A simple tip is to use ambient lighting in the room to create a soft, indirect glow that doesn’t detract from the screen. Adding some floor lamps or sconces can help create a balanced lighting scheme that enhances the overall ambiance of the space.
It’s also important to note that the type of screen you’re using can impact how the neon sign affects your viewing experience. For example, a matte screen will be less affected by glare than a glossy screen. So, if you’re also in the market for a new TV or monitor, it’s worth considering the type of screen you’ll be using in relation to the placement of the sign.
Overall, by being mindful of the placement and brightness of the sign and balancing the lighting in the room with ambient lighting, you can reduce the impact of the neon sign on screen viewing and create a comfortable and functional space.
Now, there are neon signs and neon signs. They come in a wide range of styles, from classic retro designs to more modern and abstract options so there are plenty of options to choose from. In my basement, for example, I wanted a sign that would capture the relaxed and playful vibe of the space. So the one featuring the text “Relax Time” and two glasses of beer felt both fun and inviting. The sign’s bold and the bright colors add a pop of visual interest to the room but without overpowering the space.
In your case, when it comes to incorporating a neon sign into a room’s aesthetic, there are a few different approaches you can take. One option is to choose a sign that complements the color scheme and style of your room. For example, a sign with blue and white lettering could work well in a beach-themed room, while a sign with bold, graphic shapes could fit in well with a modern and minimalist space.
Another option is to choose a sign that stands out as a focal point in the room. This could be a sign with bright, eye-catching colors or a unique shape or design. Placing the sign in a prominent location, such as above a fireplace or on a feature wall, can help draw the eye and create visual interest in the space.
Ultimately, incorporating a neon sign into a room’s aesthetic is a personal choice that depends on your individual taste and style preferences. It’s important to explore different styles and consider the overall vibe of the room, and you can find a sign that fits seamlessly into your home decoration and enhances the overall aesthetic of the space.
In summary, incorporating a neon sign into your home decor can add a fun and unique touch to your space. However, it’s important to consider the functional impact of the sign on screen viewing experiences if it’s the case, as well as factors such as size, style, and placement. And very important, it’s crucial to ensure that your neon sign is installed safely by a professional electrician. Neon signs use high voltage and can be dangerous if not handled properly. It’s important to choose a qualified electrician who has experience installing such things and can ensure that the sign is mounted securely and connected to a proper power source.