Give Your Home Bar a Nightclub Feel With Neon Strip Lights and Other Accessories
Posted by Birddog Lighting on May 16th 2018
From the neon sign created in Kris Jenner’s handwriting for Khloe Kardashian’s baby shower to this list of fine artists using neon in their work?
It’s safe to say that neon strip lights are back in a big way.
Whether you want to decorate your bedroom, your dining room, or even surprise a friend with an awesome way to liven up her living room, you can’t go wrong with neon lighting.
Of course, one of the best ways to use neon strip lights as an eye-catching decor element?
By using them to turn your home bar into an incredible, club-like oasis for you and your friends!
But how can you pull off the look for yourself?
Read on to find out.
1. Put Neon Strip Lights Underneath The Bar
So, after what feels like weeks of combing through furniture listings online, you’ve finally found the perfect bar stools for your home bar.
Because you want to keep the lighting low and mysterious, you’re having trouble seeing them!
Especially if you plan on hosting a lot of parties in your new space, this isn’t ideal.
So, what’s the solution?
To make things easier to see, while also elevating the overall look of your bar, embrace LED neon strip lights! Place them directly underneath the bar to add a bit of glamour to your lighting scheme.
Not only will this illuminate your beautiful chairs, it will also make it easier for guests to see where they can hang their coats and handbags.
Plus, LED lighting underneath a home bar is also an awesome hack to make a smaller space look much bigger than it actually is. The last thing you want is for your home bar to look like it’s too crowded.
Instead, install runner lights to open up your space and highlight your fabulous seating options.
2. Use Color For An Accent
Do you feel like your home bar still looks a little bit drab?
Are you looking for a way to bring a little life to that exposed brick wall behind your bar, but don’t want to invest in expensive art that changes the look you’re going for?
If so, then LED neon strip lights can help you out in this regard as well. You can place strips on your bar directly (hide them by placing your liquor bottles in front of them or cover them with another design accent like a vase or shot glasses.)
This will help to break up your space and add a seriously chic look to otherwise plain walls. When you’re picking out neon colors to use to accent your walls, always take a look at the overall color scheme of the room.
Don’t forget to take the theme of your home bar into consideration, too!
For example, if you want to create a tropical tiki theme, you’ll likely want to use pink and green. But, if you’re going for more of a “nightclub” look, purples and dark blues will likely complement your style.
3. Light Up Your Wall Shelves
When you create your home bar, we know that you’re likely going to be torn between two big things.
The first? Finding enough space to store both your liquor bottles and your glasses. The second? Pulling off storage space in a way that doesn’t make your space look messy or overcrowded.
The good news?
You can use LED neon light strips to help you to accent and illuminate your shelves, as well as making your storage space a design element of your bar as a whole.
To avoid looking as uncluttered as possible, we suggest sticking to a maximum of two different neon light colors.
Simply run a strip of neon lights underneath translucent plastic shelves (bonus: plastic shelves are a totally affordable option) and light them up!
Not only will this help to elevate the look of your bar, it will also make it much easier to find the bottles you’re looking for!
4. Accent Your Aquarium
Are you interested in creating an ultra-chic, high-end look using neon light strips in your home bar?
If so, then you likely already know that the decor you use to surround your bar will make all the difference in the world. Instead of going for something expected, like a poster or yet another terrarium, we suggest thinking outside the box.
We love the idea of including an aquarium, complete with your favorite fish, in your home bar decor!
Not only is an aquarium an awesome conversation starter, it can also be completely upgraded through the use of neon lighting.
You can turn the water neon by installing a rope of neon light either directly behind or above your aquarium. For a quick and easy video tutorial of how to pull it off on your own, check out this link.
Where Can You Buy LED Neon Strip Lights For Your Home Bar?
We hope that this post has inspired you to start dreaming up some seriously awesome design ideas for your home bar!
Not only are LED neon strip lights an awesome design element, they’re also a much more economical option than other types of lighting. Be warned, though: once you install these lights on your bar, you won’t be able to keep guests away!
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Spend some time on our website to access not only our incredible project portfolio but also our wide range of LED lighting products.
We might even feature your home bar on our website!