Lanterns have come of age! Lanterns are no longer merely assigned to street corners and back doors. Beautiful and versatile, today lanterns are finding their place throughout the house, giving you a look that rests somewhere between a pendant and a chandelier. There is no single object that seems to distinguish the decorative tone of a room quite like a beautiful hanging light. Consider using a hanging lantern when a chandelier would simply be too large for the space. Lanterns are a great choice for so many rooms that are in search of an unexpected feature to catch the eye and give that finishing touch to a room. Lanterns with multiple candle lights give a refined sparkling effect that is often a more desirable lighting affect than that which you get from a 1 light fixture. These can sometimes produce glare at higher wattages. For example, in the kitchen consider using lanterns hanging in pairs (or for that matter a series of three or more if the space is large enough) to provide drama as well as highly effective task lighting. Lanterns just might be the perfect light for over kitchen islands! Whether used as an indoor light or an outdoor light, a hanging lantern gives you the flexibility to place your light at just the right height. Smaller decorative lanterns are a great choice for powder rooms, while large lanterns work well in foyers When using a series of hanging lanterns (or ceiling lights) down hallways, as ambient light a spacing of approximately one light fixture every 10 feet seems to be just right. Use a dimmer to allow you the ability to adjust the light level as you deem necessary.
Let Shades of Light help you distinguish your style. Our hanging lantern styles bridge the gamut from traditional to contemporary with hanging lanterns that compliment modern, French, Colonial, European, rustic, coastal, Tudor, contemporary, dressy, garden and exotic Moroccan decors. We have hanging lanterns that will enhance the look of your home be it farmhouse, industrial lofts or something in between. Whether your style is best defined as whimsical or traditional you will find the perfect lantern here. Our finishes and materials include mirrored glass, art glass, stained glass, etched glass, stone, copper, stainless steel, black, red, verde, bronze, crystal. Our selections include smokebell lanterns, Japanese pagoda, damask glass, birds, and so much more. We have lanterns that are simple and elegant with clean lines. We have nautical, beach looks as well as distressed shabby chic lantern designs.