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.
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.
This spectacular backyard boasts a state-of-the-art outdoor kitchen with stone counters and a long, neutral dining table that makes it ideal for entertaining. Greenery surrounds the perimeter of the space and ivy hangs from a contemporary metal pergola that supports wood ceiling fans and a paper lantern, which offers a soft glow above the dining table.
Prior to the makeover, this master bedroom was in contractor-grade condition, from its neutral carpet to the beige paint on its walls. Taking inspiration from its colorful abstract art, the room received a new identity with shades of blue accented with fire-engine red. The paper lantern light fixtures add lightness to this otherwise masculine bedroom.
The homeowners wanted their daughters' room to be bright and funky, just like them, so designers created a space that is youthful and fun, but that still blends with the design of the home as a whole. Though the room is a shared space, designers made certain that each girl has her own place to display her favorite things. Shelving around each of the girls' beds makes that possible, while brightly colored paper lanterns and a flower rug add color to the space.
In HGTV Design Star season 4, Dan and Nathan painted an unexpected and bold graphical design across the walls and floor of this dining room. “I don't know if it's a pixelated map of the islands, stylized crime-scene outlines or a macro image of popcorn but I loveeeeeet!” says designer Candice Olson. “This room is a testament to the power of paint and how it can easily and inexpensively transform a space. We’re not talking simply color on the walls here but rather a big, bold powerful image (of something) that engulfs this space; walls, floor and all – wow! The lumber on the far wall is a brilliant design stroke adding warmth to the cool grays. The uniform, vertical application brings visual order, contrasting the great graphic chaos happening around the table. A Parsons-style table like this looks great but really doesn’t function well for seating lots of people. I would have liked to see a hollow pedestal table with the hole in the center used for low greens/grasses, or as a built-in ice bucket for wine and cold drinks. Right now the tall leaves in the center mean fighting your way through the jungle to see who you’re dining with. A round paper-lantern pendant or two over the table would provide beautiful light for dining and speak to the shapes of the ingenious wall-mounted light fixtures beyond. Small criticism for a room that is truly inspiring.”
This inviting foyer features a round wooden table with a white orchid centerpiece. A lantern pendant light hangs above and matches a pair of sconces that flank a doorway. Neutral floral wall paper and a natural woven area rug add finishing touches.