Staying within last week’s outdoor theme, I’m sharing a few lantern options I came across while we were enjoying a Sunday afternoon out and about, in addition to a handful I’ve stumbled upon online. As mentioned, we have the foundational pieces in place for entertaining in our back yard, but we definitely need to add some new garden decor to ramp up the beauty and function. Although we installed lighting to our deck a couple years ago for safety reasons, as well as ambiance, I still find our yard feels too dark at night. Outdoor lanterns are probably the easiest and most cost effective solution.
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Classic outdoor lanterns that are able to hold large pillar candles are probably my favorite. A good option is replacing a burning candle with a battery operated one that won’t drip or possibly overheat and shatter the glass.
If you’re looking for outdoor lanterns that are on trend right now, consider something with a cut out or lace pattern.
Solar lighting has drastically improved in aesthetics and quality over the past few years, and is definitely a low maintenance and safe option for lighting your outdoor space.
And, finally, if you want to add whimsy or need a pop of color in your outdoor space, consider these fun lanterns.
Later this week I’ll be showing you different ways to use lanterns in your outdoor space. For our yard, you’ll have to wait until May’s Outdoor Extravaganza series to see what style of lantern I choose and where I end up using it.
What is your favorite style of outdoor lantern? Seen any fantastic options in your travels?
Enjoy the sun!