Lanterns have a unique way of lighting up a home. In addition to supplying the light, they add more warmth and coziness to a room. They can also be used in a variety of creative ways to add more uniqueness to your home’s lighting options. Let’s explore a few of these decoration ideas using lanterns.
Rather than placing the lanterns on tables, consider placing them in a straight line along a corridor or on the steps of the front porch. This would create a beautiful glow that would light up the surrounding space and make your home look all the more inviting inside and out.
Kid’s Room Light Arrangements
You can use electric lanterns to add more color to your kid’s room. Simply hang a couple of these lanterns (use different colors for a more magical effect) above the bed for a magical effect.
For older kids, you can consider cutting out different shapes from colored translucent paper. Stick these shapes randomly over one another on the outside of a big glass jar. Now place a candle or votive inside to get an instant kaleidoscopic effect.
Lanterns can be used for other decorative purposes than just lighting. For instance, you can signify the arrival of fall by filling up a lantern with some pumpkins. Similarly, you can choose to place decorative flowers in and above the lanterns during spring, and opt for snowmen and snowflakes for winter.
Outdoor Seating Decorations
Have a garden outside where you host regular tea parties? Then consider hanging a few lanterns on the branches of the trees surrounding the area. You can also use battery operated light orb lanterns for a more magical effect.
A seemingly normal looking light can be made more beautiful with DIY lanterns. For instance, you can use cut out lanterns made of colored paper to cover the outdoor lights. When switched on, these lights would emit a beautiful glow that would make the area look more enchanting.
Remember all those tiny party lights? You can re -purpose old party hats by cutting them down to size ad fixing them over the lights to create a colorful light show that would be great for kiddie parties.
Vintage Look Lanterns
Capture the vintage look of the era gone by with the help of some white lace and adhesive. Simply wrap the lace around a glass bottle and glue it in place. Place a votive or candle into the bottle, and you have an instant vintage lantern that would look great on the dinner table for those family dinners and parties.
Glow Lanterns for Parties
The traditional lanterns are more suitable for formal dinners and events. However, with some creativity, you can create a stunning glow lantern that can be the perfect addition to all those dance parties with your friends. There are two ways you can do this.
Break open a glow stick and shake the contents into a jar. Repeat the process for 2-3 more sticks. Close the jar tightly and shake it a bit. You will be stunned by the glowing light show it puts on once you switch off the lights.
Fill up some balloons with water. Break a couple of glow sticks and shake the contents into the balloons. Tie a knot around the balloon’s head and shake it to get a magical glowing effect. Place the balloons in translucent stockings (one for each stocking) and suspend the same from hooks or beams to create instant lighting for your party. The sight of these glowing stockings will blow away your guests for sure.
A lantern can light up your home in a magical way. As such, you can make use of several creative techniques from outdoor garden lighting options and seasonal decorations to glow jars and stockings to let these lanterns spread their glow throughout your home.