Light It Up, Baby!

Nothing says “star power” quite like a set of marquee lights. I mean, it immediately evokes that sense of old-Hollywood glam - after all, when your name goes up in lights, they’re marquee lights!

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Fortunately for those of us who couldn’t act our way out of a paper bag, or who just really love pretty, sparkly lights, these trademark illuminators are making their presence known throughout the design community. 

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Let’s set the scene, shall we? You’re strolling through the Rebel Junk Market you’ve been waiting all month for (hint, hint, wink, wink) and lo and behold: marquee letters! So may of them! Big ones, small ones, galvanized ones, painted ones... how’s a junker to choose?! 

As you’re debating the merits of a family monogram versus a cute statement for that room you’re remodeling (we all have one) your BFF asks, “Ummmm what are you going to do with them?!”

WELL. Only about 347 different ideas, guys. At least. Here’s a couple to get you started!

PC: 365greetings.com

PC: 365greetings.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First of all, friend, let’s start with a label. Lighting up the basement bar would give it the perfect vibe for entertaining, don’t you think?! A little ambiance, a little personality... it’s a must-do.

"Happy Hour" is a fun phrase for any home bar, or keep it simple with "DRINK", "PUB", or "BAR". Be sure to leave us your suggestions in the comments!

PC: blissfullydomestic.com

PC: blissfullydomestic.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok, but really, how adorable would it be to illuminate the dining room?! EAT is one of those obvious phrases that sort of works because it’s so obvious. If you have more space to work with, try BON APPETIT, or maybe BE OUR GUEST!

Love the idea of the letters, but don't dig having extra lighting in your dining area or kitchen? As part of a gallery wall or even on a shelf or cabinet, they make an equally beautiful statement without being illuminated!

 

 

 

PC: Etsy / Succulent Wonderland

PC: Etsy / Succulent Wonderland

PC: natalme.com

PC: natalme.com

 

 

 

OR you could fill those bad boys in! Softy lit florals are incredibly romantic, whether over a fireplace mantle, or filled with succulents for a low-maintenance vertical garden, this is an easily customizable look that can be changed by occasion or season. And don’t worry, faux plants can look just as beautiful, if not moreso than their fresh counterparts in this application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whether indoors or outside, foliage-filled marquee lights are seriously gorgeous. Welcome Spring to your home, create a gallery wall around a monogram or term of endearment... the options are so endless!

 

 

 

 

 

PC: decorpad.com

PC: decorpad.com

 

 

 

A family monogram is one thing (and a fabulous thing, at that) but if you’ve got a nursery to decorate, this one is absolutely sweet. Spell out a little one’s name, or a meaningful phrase, to cast a soft glow over baby’s crib. What an absolutely precious way to incorporate this style!

Speaking of a monogram, a name or initials make a perfect anchor for a gallery wall, or as a simple wall adornment in a minimalist decor scheme!

 

 

 

 

 

 

PC: Etsy / TLNFunctional Art

PC: Etsy / TLNFunctional Art

 

 

Last, but certainly not least, there are some incredible large marquee letters floating around out there! I am obsessed with this one used as the end support of a desk! Whether you go for the pop of color or select something neutral or galvanized, a giant marquee letter makes a statement in such an unexpected way! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are so many ways to use these lighted beauties! Where will you put them? And where do we get to see you this year?! Be sure to check our website for schedule details and to get your tickets early for this year’s Rebel Junk Vintage Market Tour!

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