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...
Contemporary lantern collection with a minimalist inspired design, featuring an unusual frame which supports four clear bevelled glass panels that appear to be floating as they surround an understated cast steel centre rod, candle cups and sleeves - all finished in polished antique nickel. Available in three sizes with a matching wall light available to complete the family.
Modern interiors lantern suspension, chromed frame and dressed with sapphire coloured Swarovski droplets. Centre frosted glass tube diffuser. Size offered is for light unit only and does not include cable suspension supplied approx 1metre.
Transitional lantern collection available in two sizes with both classic and contemporary design influences, featuring a square frame with a curved crown and decorative finials adorning each corner. Formed in steel and available in a choice of two metal finishes.