Add a Beautiful Lantern for Warm Welcome, Classic Style or a Touch of Romance

Long before there was an electric lamp post on every corner, visitors relied on lanterns hung outside homes to light their way. To this day, those glowing beacons still evoke the same warm, welcoming gesture.

And while the lantern’s original design was purely utilitarian (the glass sides shield the candle’s burning flame from wind and weather), today form has most certainly caught up to function. Here, ways to incorporate lanterns around your own home, both inside and out: