Lantern Lighting in Every Room

Incorporating lamps, pendants, sconces, even night lights into your home goes beyond just satisfying your lighting needs. Style and design are also important to think about, especially if you want a complementing look to take you from room to room. One of our favorite styles, the lantern lamp, works best to differentiate your lighting in each room while maintaining a similar look and offering the perfect amount of lighting. Below, we identify the most appealing ways to decorate and illuminate your home with this type of lighting.

Cape Cod Summer Home
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Perhaps the most classic kitchen lighting option, one lantern pendant (or multiple) over a kitchen counter, island or table offers the best overhead lighting for preparing meals, writing down a recipe or chatting with guests. Choose a finish that matches your cupboards, counters or one that makes a colorful statement.

In Atlanta Homes with Thomasville Furniture
Photo by Laura HardinDiscover traditional dining room design ideas

In place of a single chandelier, use lantern pendants in the dining room over your table. The rustic frame and glass panes complement both traditional and more formal rooms (and if they happen to match the lanterns from your kitchen, that’s an added bonus!).

Beach Cottage
Photo by Sykora Home DesignDiscover beach style bedroom design inspiration

This is a more primitive style lantern lamp than those above, but that’s exactly why it works in this simple, cottage-style bedroom. Its old-world feel resonates beautifully with the furniture and color palette, drawing the eye upwards to the raised ceiling and creating wonderful mood lighting in conjunction with the table lamps on each night stand.

Bath Escape Ideas
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This space exudes rustic charm, but it also shows that lantern lamps are a practical choice for lighting around a focal point in a room, like a mirror in the bathroom or a mantel in the family room, and also serve as wall art whether they are in use or not.

Saratoga Residence
Photo by Rutt of Los AltosLook for traditional entryway design inspiration

What better sight to see upon walking into your home, or to welcome your guests with than an elegant lantern lamp? Place one in an entryway or front hallway for the ideal amount of accent lighting and embellishment (candelabra bulbs are a nice touch).

Horse Farm
Photo by Eric Stengel Architecture, llcDiscover farmhouse porch design ideas

Take your lantern lamps outside and accent your country porch or front stoop with antiqued charm and plenty of lighting. For both indoors and out, decorative or nostalgic bulbs give lantern lamps extra personality and enhance the long-standing comfort of your home.

Loma Lantern
Photo by DLG Lighting CoMore craftsman entryway photos

How do you illuminate your home with lantern lamps? Share your tips and tricks with us – and here’s one last look at what you can do with this primitive style lighting. The romantic feel sure is alluring, and we love the slim profile of each lantern – just be sure to use flameless candles for safety.

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