It seems everywhere you look, people are using lanterns as home accessories (and for lighting). I love the look — especially for summer.
You can find lanterns at Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, HomeGoods and most of the home decor stores.
I love them when used outside … hanging from tree branches, an umbrella or a covered structure. On a front porch or near the edge of a pool.
They are also great when used as centerpieces. And, they even can serve as the lighting for the table.
I snapped the photo above at our local Pottery Barn. I loved how PB mixed lanterns with red and white ceramic pottery. I came home and cleaned off some of my old lanterns and added a couple that I picked up at Home Goods (love that store).
I created my own version of a lantern display in our family room. I need to add some candles and possibly sea shells (which I have plenty of) … but I’ve only spent $25 so far.
I’ll be sure to post some pictures of 4th of July decor … as I plan to use lanterns on the tables for our 4th of July BBQ.