15 March 2012

neon V beige

We are forever trying to brighten our lounge/dining room, it's just very beige. I love colour, bright colour, and beige is just not me or D. I've never been a fan of beige, even as a kid I remember a friend of mine's house was totally 100% beige, she even used to wear beige - of course it wasn't my friends decision back then - it was her mum's. I used to come home from playing and tell my mum how everything there was beige - every room, the floor, the walls, the furniture, the plates we ate off! Since those days I've always hated beige. So living with a beige carpet and beige curtains isn't great! There is a beautiful wooden five-finger block floor lurking under that carpet and I can't wait to release it, but we want to decorate first and we're just not ready yet. We're still decorating our hallway - yes still, so the lounge just has to wait. 

Most of the colourful stuff we own has ended up in our studio room, so the lounge is a bit bland. We've inherited sofas from my parents, I love the style of them and the comfort, but they are a little beige, OK there is a touch of golden ochre in there, but they certainly add to the overall beige feel. So when we came across these neon lights at the weekend we jumped with joy. They just add a zing and a pinky red glow. I would love to have bought more but we were a little worried about transporting them. I can't do them justice in the photos, one is bright pink the other bright red, but you get the idea I hope.


  1. Wow seriously snazzy! (did I just say snazzy..hmm) My 2 boys would use them as light sabre's though, but I like! Lou x

    1. Hehe, I wasn't quite sure what to call them in the shop when I was asking how much they were! Even that 'sabre' word escaped me and I think I just called them lightsticks, probably whilst waving my arms around!

  2. Found your bog vis the comment you left on Lou's blog. Love yours!

  3. I love the lights! Maybe try a colourful throw to hide the beige lounge a bit? Your bunting on the wall is so cute too. Thanks for your comment on my post, I have added you to my favourites.

    Here on New Years Eve, everyone wears mini versions of light sticks around their neck and wrists, not that good when you put alcohol into the mix as the goo inside is not that safe, eek!


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