Make a statement with some neon

Whether your preferred home style is modern or traditional, a splash of neon or swatch of fluoro can instantly brighten the mood and change the tone of a room.

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Indeed, designers have discovered they can highlight areas, create shadows and add interest when these contemporary pieces are put in the spotlight. Just one or two flashes of neon can look striking against a muted backdrop.

Michelle Alger, head of home at Heal’s, says: “The neon and fluoro trend started in the fashion industry and has really been embraced by the world of interiors.

“It’s a fantastic tool for adding accent to a room through a minimalist touch. From the washed-out, watercolour fluoro look of our Amy Sia cushions, to the cool, classic neons of the Waterford crystal range, it’s definitely a key trend for autumn/winter 2013 home collections.”