One of our favorite fall pieces on KKH is the moody lantern. Nothing says autumn like a dark chilly night kept safe and warm by the flickering glow of candlelight. Whether you use them for actual lighting or for decor purposes, candle lanterns are cozy, rustic, and inviting. Because the glass encasing protects the flame, moody lanterns are great for fall outdoor lighting as well as indoor lighting. The best part? They come in diverse styles, so you can work them into a variety of design aesthetics. Check out these luminosities perfect for the spooky season… We dare you.
Group Lanterns Together
Group lanterns together for an impactful, curated look. Three is good number. And make sure to vary the lanterns in size or style (or both!). Candle lanterns and lamps are not mutually exclusive. Both can be included in a lighting strategy as long as they’re not side by side.
Consider Your Candles
Pro Tip: Avoid placing short candles in candle lanterns. In general, the candle should be about two-thirds the height of the lantern. If your candle is too short, an easy way to add height and visual interest is to place the candle on a pedestal or candlestick inside the lantern. Really consider creative placement for your moody lantern. They can look just as great on the floor as they do on a table or console.
Don’t have any candles? Don’t despair! Florals and other harvest items make a great decorative fill for a moody lantern. Which was your favorite look? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks for reading the Kuotes!