Neon brights are already an established feature on catwalks the world over, and they’re just starting to creep into the world of decor. But don’t expect entire hot pink lounge suites. Fluorescents have grown up since the ’80s, and are being used in more subtle and sophisticated ways. The best way to balance a neon item in your home is to use it against a backdrop of neutral hues. Creamy linens and pure cottons, or timber textures, can easily be offset by outrageous colour bursts. And don’t be afraid to experiment, or get your hands dirty. Have you been wondering what to do with that old, sad wooden coffee table? Why not paint one leg acid green? Or restitch a riempie chair with fluoro yellow threads? There’s a whole world of new colour waiting to be explored, and in the March 2012 Small Spaces issue of House and Leisure we give quirky and fun ideas on how to add neon to your home. Why not grab a behind-the-scenes peak at the neon shoot, here, where you can see our fabulous decor team in action. Turn to page 24 of the new issue, on shelf now, for a burst of colour inspiration.