8.02.2009

whimsical lighting {paper lanterns}

In general I am confident about which trends I like and don't like quite quickly. However, paper lanterns used indoors was one that took a while to warm up too. I have seen them used for a while now and I had loved them for events and on the patio but in your bedroom or kitchen!? Well, I am a convert. Lately I find every room featuring them both lovely and whimsical.


(via mark lund, desire to inspire, decorology, cote de maison, new york magazine)
Do you think that paper lanterns should be brought inside?

29 comments:

Kotori said...

I'm with you... took me some time to warm up to the idea, but I love that one over the dining room table!

Jasmin said...

I totally love lanterns indoor. When all lights are off and the lantern is the only thing that's lit up, it creates a serene atmosphere(and with some relaxing music)for me.

Petergaye S. Kisielewicz/ Yahgie said...

I like paper lanterns inside a space, but I like them at a smaller scale bundle together and hang at different heights.:=)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i have a big lantern over my dining room table - it's unexpected and magical at night. i adore your blog...would you like to trade links?

Brunch at Saks said...

I recently became a fan of the paper lantern look! I thought for so long that they would remind me I've my not-so-lovely dorm decorating days, but in fact they are just opposite! Clean, simple, and a lot of fun! Great post! :) XOXO

Heidi Lyn said...

We just added one to our kitchen and it connected the entire space. I love it!

Sharon said...

As someone who's already brought them inside: yes!!!

Federica said...

Paper lanterns are very nice!

Miss | A said...

for sure. I have two in B's room hanging over her bed and LOVE them soooo much!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous spaces! Love the bedrooms especially!

xoxox,
CC

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I love these oversized styles! I found a smaller version via JCPenney - for $14! Gonna use one in my daughter's room!

captivate me. said...

I completely agree with you--paper lanterns add a perfect touch of whimsy to any room. I really like them!

Donna said...

absolutely! I just use them in my kid's bedroom...they are three different sizes and three beautiful hues...my kids love them and they add so much to an otherwise non-descript room!

Rachel said...

I love them, and plan on putting them in our guest bedroom! If I didn't live in an apartment, I'd put one in our dining room too! Love these!

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

I've always liked them in other people's home, but they are not for me in my own home. Lovely images!

christina said...

Loving paper lanters right now! That last, patterned one is fantastic.

junkgarden said...

I love them indoors. I really like it over the dining room table.

Heidi said...

I have come to realize that your blog has become my home away from home. I have been refering to it quite often lately, trying to gather ideas for all of my friends that are moving. Thanks for your help!!! Happy Monday

Waxy said...

I have recently become a paper lantern convert as well - fantastic and timeless...

Blair said...

Heidi, that is officially one of the nicest comments I have ever received. Thank you:)

Rachel Follett said...

These are all such great finds and I think when done right paper lanterns can look beautiful. I especially love the last two! Hope your weekend was lovely. :)

PS~Erin said...

My little guy is mesmerized by these when we see them... They do drive him crazy though not being able to play with the "big ball".

I love that bedspread in the first picture!

Amanda said...

extremely multi-purpose and cost effective. love it.

megan and melissa said...

Yes, they should be brought into the room...definitely.
xoxo-Meg
fiddlesticksandfunnygirls.blogspot.com

pink-to-green said...

I've recently warmed to the trend too- I'm contemplating putting one over our dining table and these images are definitely making me like the idea even more!

Amanda Wright said...

I hung clusters of paper lanterns around my studio. They put of such a nice warm glow. I love them, and they are so cheap!

Nicole Marie said...

yes definitely! colored one and clustered together!

Home Lighting said...

Absolutely! My neighbor has one and I've been wanting to buy one for my home also. I'm really glad that I came across your blog :) Lots of inspirational posts!

Nancy said...

The first master-bed looks amazing . Like your all post . Remove White Background