Bright Light, Big Lantern
Surprisingly large-scale light fixtures that wow
Is your room just about there but is missing that one striking element to polish it off? A light fixture that wows will complete the room and add a stamp of unique personal style. Mostly used outdoor spaces, a lantern is a light fixture worth considering inside the house. Their look is somewhere between a pendant light and a chandelier, and styles run the full gamut from traditional carriage house to exotic Moroccan.
Often when we see this type of lantern, it's over our heads and we're standing at someone's front door. Seeing it at eye level shows off its details and changes the way we experience it.
A wrought iron carriage lantern in this sunny dining space adds designer Brooke Giannetti's patina style.
Until this lantern came along, this collected room was lacking a pop of color. This Chinoiserie lantern adds Asian flair and a healthy dollop of red.
This designer added an aged zinc paint wash to a pair of lanterns found at Vagabond Vintage. She then hung them from pipes with rope, creating a unique and memorable lighting solution.
This Gothic lantern plays off the other metallic finishes in the room, and mediates between the dominating curvy lines and the grid of framed prints.
Now that this particular fixture is on my radar, I'm noticing it all over Houzz. Its four-light interior makes it a chandelier, while its exterior gives it more of a pendant light look. It makes a wonderful first impression in an entryway.
A cream shade inside this iron lantern softens the light and makes it very interior-friendly.
This modern cloche-shaped lantern adds geometry to this eclectic room.
Lanterns are also a great choice over your kitchen island. This pair's proportions are a good fit for this large island.
Ornate detailing on this lantern works well with the other accessories in this room.
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