Nothing accentuates a nostalgic interior design quite like the soft glow of a hanging lantern.

Lanterns fill a similar lighting role to hanging pendant lighting, however they are usually smaller and more decorative. The smaller size means the light given is even more focused than is usually the case with a pendant light.

While lanterns may be used anywhere, they are really at their best in rooms that otherwise already have an antique look, especially where a nautical or maritime theme has been applied.

Lanterns will also look very well in spaces designed with a late 19th or early 20th century look. For example, the kind of décor shown in movie adaptations novels by authors such as Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle.

Certain styles of lighting are also good for use in spaces decorated with a Mediterranean, Turkish, or Middle Eastern theme. This is the case with designs that are more open and feature more intricate metal work in the lantern design.

Combined with carefully chosen wall lights, lanterns may be used to very good effect. The important factor will be that the wall lights and lantern have designs that complement, not clash.

The lantern designs from Christopher Wray are generally among the more ornate and traditional looking items in the Christopher Wray lighting collection. They often feature heavy use of metal and glass, with the intention usually being to replicate the authentic look of a traditional lantern.

A few pieces have a very decorative flourish, with an Art Nouveau inspiration, and there are a few that are a bit more modern in style, but generally speaking the lantern designs are not flamboyant or ostentatious.

This is appropriate for lantern design, and the deliberate understatement is one of the things that makes a lantern so charming and, in some settings, intimate. Lanterns can enhance a room design theme without really seeming like they are trying.

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Contemporary lantern collection with geometric and minimalist design influences, featuring a lantern within a lantern concept with a small triangular framed lantern suspended within a larger rectangular frame which is in turn suspended from a square shaped ceiling rose with a stepped design. Available in a choice of three metal finishes.


Georgian inspired brass lantern and wall light. Circular, narrow but tall design with band of intertwined rings and large chain loop. Available in three finishes ideal for hallways and rooms with classic influences. Prices vary according to product and finish selected.


Hall lantern and suspension lamp available in four finishes. Brass square frame with clean tapered lines and feature chain suspension leading to single adjustable chain. Illumination supplied via four light curved candelabra. Amersham with simple lines and variation of finishes, can be used in most interior designs modern and classic. Height offered is for lantern only and does not include chain suspension supplied approx 1.5metres adjustable.


Decorative Romanic inspired lantern in brass, with rope pattern centre rod, studded frame, fan leaf detail and scallop smoke bell. Complete with distressed effect glass.


Medium hallway lantern with arched top, realised in metal and clear glass. Hexagonal shaped lantern with clean elegant lines, clear glass panels fitted in each frame. Internal pendant features dimmable 3 x lamps E14 cap size and design of personal choice maximum 60w per holder. Available finished in Antique Brass or Chrome to suit most interiors modern or classic..


Hand blown Murano glass lantern style suspension. Made up of series of individual art nouveau inspired frosted glass panels. Clear ice like glass also exists to order. Metal detail is shiny nickel for frosted glass and chrome for the clear glass option.


Large star lantern in antique brass finish (one size and finish) Size offered is for lantern only and does not include the length of chain and ceiling plate supplied which is approx 40cm. Please note that due to the artisan nature of this product, the finish can vary between one piece and another so please do allow for this.


Classic globe lantern suspension. Simple clean lines of ring, chain suspensions and white glass globe diffuser offers a light suitable for most interiors modern or traditional. Available in polished nickel and antique brass metal finishes, but with limited availability whilst stocks last. Height offered is for the unit only and does not include chain and canopy cupplied which is approx 1 mtere in length.


Contemporary lantern collection with an art deco influenced design, featuring a conical shaped frame in a polished nickel metal finish and clear seeded glass panels. Available in two sizes with a matching flush ceiling light and wall light completing the collection. Please note that the larger version is suspended from a chain whereas the smaller version is suspended via a metal rod which is supplied in four attachable pieces (2 x 15cm and 2 x 30cm) allowing flexibility of height.


Elegant solid brass hanging lantern and wall lantern collection. Measured and refined polished gold frame with clear bevelled glass. Available in three sizes and matching wall light also exists in the family. Chrome and satin nickel finishes can be requested as special where price will vary according to the size and finish selected.


Contemporary hanging and wall lantern collection with a simple yet elegant design, featuring a four sided angular frame in an antique brass metal finish with a decorative crown, complete with either clear bevelled glass or frosted glass panels. The wall lantern features an elongated octagonal back plate and curved over-hanging bracketed arm.


Lantern with structure in brass and finished in nickel with glass bowl.