Hanging paper lanterns add a whimsical touch to this eclectic, cottage bedroom. A custom, geometric design adds interest to the wall behind the bed while traditional furnishings add handsome details to this inviting space.
A white paper lantern acts as a bedside lamp in this bedroom decorated in brown and black tones. A playful cowhide stool is a fun—and surprising—counterpart to the room's black, white and brown diamond-patterned wallpaper.
For a multifunctional outdoor living room that would serve as a family gathering space and a meeting area for the owners’ clients and colleagues, landscape architect Mark Tessier created an accordingly varied lighting scheme. Traditional outdoor lighting illuminates the area without making a statement, while style enters from above and below, via a flickering fire pit and paper lanterns of various sizes hung randomly throughout the space. “After dusk, these lights cast a warm, inviting glow festive for simple or elegant gatherings any time of the year,” says Tessier.
Rich woods, paper lantern chandelier, bamboo plants and exotic artifacts root this dining space in Asian design. A distressed red credenza adds a bold pop of color along with an adjacent bright red vase.
Paper lantern lights hang at staggered heights from the exposed ceiling beams in this covered patio. A jute area rug, rustic wood coffee table and driftwood sunburst mirror add texture and warmth to the space.
A white privacy fence encloses this backyard patio while still allowing the space to feel open. String lights and paper lanterns provide soft outdoor lighting above a painted picnic table and stainless steel grill.
An elegant outdoor dining spot sits under a tree with hanging paper lanterns. Raised flower beds with ornamental grasses border the bench seating, which is paired with brown wicker chairs to provide plenty of room when entertaining.
Skip balloons and instead pop color and shape throughout your party space with paper lanterns. Pick up two to three packs of lanterns in a variety of coordinating colors. Assemble the lanterns, use zip ties or twine to cluster them together, then hang them at different levels.