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8 Tips for Using Neon Lights to Decorate Your Child’s Bedroom


One of the biggest joys of being a mom is the opportunity to decorate your child’s bedroom. It is not only a great way to show off your creativity, it is also a great way to make your child’s room as aesthetically pleasing as possible. 

One effective, but not so commonly used decorating tool are neon lights. Modern neon lights are very easy to use, and you can customize your child’s bedroom design in any way you want. Below are some tips for using neon lights to decorate your child’s bedroom:

  1. Use Neon Lights to Create a Comforting Atmosphere

Although neon lights are usually associated with bright and striking displays, you can also use them to create a comforting atmosphere for your child. The trick is to use lights that have a softer and cooler glow.

There are a myriad of neon ideas that you can incorporate into your child’s bedroom. You can line the walls and furniture with soft glowing neon lights. You can also light up your child’s headstand and shelves with neon lights for easier visibility. 

When you add neon lights to your child’s bedroom, you should make sure that they are far away  from your child’s reach. Neon lights are still powered by electricity, so you will need to child-proof them as much as possible. 

  1. Light up Beloved Fictional Characters with Neon Lights


If your child has a favorite fictional character, it is a great idea to highlight images of them with neon lights. Neon lights are flexible and durable enough to be twisted and shaped into specific shapes. 

They can even be shaped into the likeness of beloved cartoon characters. This will give your child’s room a whimsical quality. It will also inspire them to be more creative and ultimately enhance his or her imagination.  

  1. Utilize them as a Nightlight

Nighttime can be scary for some kids, and some won’t be able to sleep with the lights off. This is where neon lights come in very handy. Modern neon lights have an added feature where you can lower their intensity, according to your preferences. 

Neon lights can act as a great nightlight because you will be able to create fun designs with them. You can also design the nightlight in a way that you or your child can control them remotely. Having a neon night light will not only make your child’s room more attractive, it will also give them a more secure place to sleep.

  1. Create Imaginative and Inspiring Neon Signs

It is always a good idea to fill your child’s room with inspirational phrases and verses. They will not only bolster your child’s confidence, they will also inspire them to achieve great things in life. You can also use neon lights to highlight these phrases and verses, and make them even more vibrant and eye-catching. 

Neon lights are flexible enough to form into various shapes, and it gives you a myriad of options to choose from. Modern neon lights are also quite affordable, and you can create wonderful neon signs without having to spend a fortune. 

  1. Incorporate Beautiful Designs

Aside from using neon lights to create signs, you can also use them to incorporate beautiful patterns in your child’s bedroom. You can use neon lights to create the shapes of stars, sunbursts and clouds on your child’s roof. These designs can even be used to tell a story, and keep your child entertained in the process. 

  1. Create a Mini Light Show

If you want to go all out in your neon light design, you can create a mini-light show in your child’s bedroom. Most modern neon lights can be controlled via remote control. You can even have them light up in specific patterns and create a brilliant light show that will make your child’s bedroom a wonder to behold. 

  1.  Personalize your Child’s Bedroom

Every child has a unique personality. So it makes sense that you design their rooms to match their personality. If your child is a bit of a bookworm, you can use neon lights to highlight their bookshelf. You can also use neon lights to create a book shaped pattern on the wall. You can also incorporate their favorite colors, sports teams or shows into their bedroom designs. 

  1. Use Neon Lights to Create a Focal Point in the Room

One of the best ways to use neon lights in your child's room design is to create a focal point. A focal point is a spot that is supposed to draw the visitors in. You can create a focal point in the room by adding a neon sign or neon light designs.

You could put the lights above the bed, or besides the wall. You can also put the neon sign on your bed’s headboard. The focal point could be practically anywhere in the room, what’s important is that the neon light’s effects are as striking as possible. When you create the neon sign, you should make sure that it harmonizes with your background. You can use a bright and striking color against a white background, or a more subtle color that meshes well with a darker color. 


Neon lights are very effective tools for decoration. They are not only flexible, durable and long lasting but customizable as well. Before you use neon lights in your bedroom design though, you should know the proper way to use them. With these tips, you’ll be able to decorate your child's bedroom in the most effective way possible.

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