Nothing accentuates a nostalgic interior design quite like the soft glow of a hanging lantern. Read More...
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. Show Less...
Marine designed hanging lantern. New England inspired design featuring two layer top cap with over sized ring. Finished in a choice of victorian Bronze and hematite finishes with an opal glass diffuser. Interior lantern for entrances, hallways or over counters with multi-line or similar, in modern or traditional interiors.
Cast brass lantern in rust and gold finish combination complete with amber glass panels. Design is ideally suited to entrances and hallways where diffused lighting is required. Illuminated via 1 x 42watt energy saving lamp E27 (not supplied)
Elegant internal entrance or hall lantern. Hand forged iron and brass frame with roped effect trimming, all finished in hand painted ivory and gold detail. Clear glass bowl completes the stunning look. Two sizes of suspension, two sizes of matching half wall lanterns and two sizes of flush ceiling exists in the collection. A truly masterful design from artisan crafts people.
Classically themed hanging lantern with a Gothic inspired design featuring a square shaped brass frame with a pyramid shaped crown, complete with clear distressed glass panels with decorative cast detailing. Available in a Gold metal finish, with a matching wall light completing the collection.
Contemporary collection of interiors hanging lanterns, with both geometric and arts and crafts design influences. Featuring a polyhedron shaped forged metal frame in a choice of three finishes, with either clear or frosted glass panels. Available in three sizes with a matching flush ceiling light completing the collection.
Transitional entrance and hall lantern collection available in three sizes, with an Edwardian inspired design featuring a solid brass frame with clean angular lines at the base combined with delicate curves of the arched crown. Available in a choice of three metal finish options and complete with clear glass panels.
Contemporary interior hanging lantern collection available in two sizes, featuring a cube shaped shade in natural paper encased within a square cage. Constructed in brass and available in a choice of three metal finishes.