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...
Classically themed hand carved wood lantern with a French XVIII Century inspired design, featuring a hexagonal shaped frame and decorative crown with leaf shaped carvings. Available in a wide selection of hand painted finishes.
Hanging porch lantern with a Nautical inspired design, finished in a sienna burnished metal. Design features framed panels and pointed top attached to rectangular wall plate, fitted with clear seeded glass panels. Also available in the collection are 3 sizes of wall lights and pedestal post light.
Unusual eight sided lantern or pendant suspension, suitable for hallways, stairwells or living spaces where feature light is required. Shiny nickel frame dressed with option of Spectra or Swarovski crystal elements, available in two sizes. Prices vary according to size and crystal selected. Sizes are for the light unit only and does not include cable suspension supplied approx 1metre.
Lightweight Chic small interiors globe lantern and wall light collection. Forged metal detail top and bottom of the glass globe and finished in oxidised silver leaf. Illumination for the lantern is supplied via 3 light pendant with cream candle sleeves. The glass orb supplied on both the lantern and wall light, has a pitted effect for a traditional influence. The wall light is supplied with ivory linen shade as featured.
Exquisite hand forged iron lantern finished in gold leaf. Features an array of beautiful features, such as clear leaf shaped Murano glass inserts situated at the top of each corner of the frame. Brass Urn shaped inserts fitted on the frame with floral arrangement which have glass flowers and leaf inserts. Centre stem features cut glass bowl and tubing. Swarovski crystal diamond shaped end finial and square glass gem like inserts are featured at the base of each corner of the frame.
Transitional entrance and hallway lantern with an Edwardian inspired design featuring a tapered square shaped frame with an arched crown. Formed in brass and available in a choice of four metal finishes, complete with clear glass panels. With clean simple lines and classic influences, this impressive collection makes an ideal statement piece for interiors both traditional and modern.
Transitional hanging lantern with a colonial inspired design, which as the name would suggest is in the shape of a pineapple. Featuring a cast metal crown with leaf detailing, optic glass diffuser and ornate cast metal base with decorative finial. Available in a choice of two metal finishes, with a matching flush ceiling light completing the collection.
Classic interior hanging lantern featuring a circular solid brass frame in a 25k Gold metal finish, with intricate cast detailing and a domed crown. Available in three sizes with a matching wall lantern completing the collection.