Lanterns might have found their origin in the serene Japanese homes and lavish palaces centuries ago but they as much a part of modern day lighting across the world today as your typical pendants and chandeliers.
It is also a standalone decorative piece that needs to improve the aesthetics of the room even when not in use. With slim and minimal pendants taking over the world the last decade and a half has seen the increasingly take a back seat. But revival of vintage retro and industrial decorating styles has once again cast the limelight on this timeless delight.
In the double-height dining room this large chandelier makes a big visual impact while filling the space above. In a dining room with low roof and plenty of floor space try out the twin chandelier approach to illuminate the room evenly.
When it comes to choosing the right fixture for your home then it is often a careful blend of form and function that comes to the fore. Modern pendants are generally stoic refined and slim lighting fixtures that tend to complement the neutral color scheme of the contemporary home and its sophisticated appeal.
If you want to venture beyond the popular and the super-expensive and give new inventive pendants with eye-catching form a shot then these will help you immensely. From being inspired by the ancient art of Origami to mimicking the form of microscopic sea creatures and ushering in floral magnificence these pendants do it all.
The Colorful Party Lanterns from Brit+Co are super-easy to craft as they use already white lanterns and watercolors to bring sparkle and color to the interior. Not only do they look great above the Holiday dinner table but can be used on a wide variety of occasions or even in the vivacious kids’ room or playroom.