Marquee signs have been around for many generations. In the early 20th century, the flashy lights were commonly used outside of entertainment venues, theaters, restaurants and hotels to catch they eye of any potential customers passing by. Their bulbs were big and bright, quick to draw attention and therefore serve their purpose. While once only used within commercial settings, today marquee lights can be found in many places, including the home. Reminiscent of the past, these oversized marquee fixtures help to add light and vintage-inspired charm to any room. Marquee lights have quickly become the latest craze, and they don’t look to be losing their stylish appeal any time soon. For that reason, the amount and variety of decorative marquee pieces to choose from is enormous, making it easy to find what works best for your individual space.
We’ve pulled together a short list of how to master this year’s hottest home trend, because more than a mere light; they can add instant glamour and chicness to any space. Here are five simple ways to make the most of marquee lights within your home decor!
TIP 1: USE A SINGLE MARQUEE LETTER AS A MONOGRAM:
Forget the boring, traditional script of monogram lettering and use a single or multiple marquee lights to represent your first or last name. Celebrate your initials as a couple in your first apartment, a newborn baby’s initials in the nursery or use a single letter to highlight your surname in the family room. These lights can be hung on walls, rested on shelves or really anywhere that you can think of. If you’re feeling extra creative, mix colors and sizes.