“ Lantern. (Of lantern dim) (1. m. Lantern made of paper, cellophane or coloured plastic, which is used to decorate in verbenas and parties.”
The good weather invites us to enjoy the outdoor spaces and those who have a garden or terrace in their homes often become perfect hosts. Are you one of them?
Looking for elements that brighten and add colour to your next garden party?
The lanterns have been designed to adorn verbenas and parties. But it is not necessary to hold a big party to want to give your garden that festive and intimate atmosphere that these provide you. Given the impossibility of being able to celebrate big parties, nothing prevents us from putting a good face to the bad weather.
Lanterns are very decorative and you can use us in different ways: hanging from the ceiling in the form of a garland, hanging from the branches of trees or above the ground marking the path. Because as you’ll have time to check, there are many kinds of lanterns. They can be made of different materials and use different technologies to provide light to the space. There are electric lanterns and others that bet on LED technology and are powered by battery or solar panels.
Paper and LED technology, the most popular
Paper lanterns with LED technology are the most popular. They can be placed both indoors and outdoors but be careful! not everyone is prepared for the rain. If you are looking for waterproof lanterns so that nothing ruins your party, make sure they are waterproof.
Very simple to assemble have a screen and a metal skeleton. You can find them in different sizes and colors, with plain or patterned patterns. Spherical lanterns are the most popular but you can also find them with cylindrical shape, balloon… They are harder to find but not impossible in large e-commerce portals such as Amazon or Ebay and specialty stores.
Some require cable and plug; others work with a solar panelthat transforms sunlight into electricity. The latter not only provide you with a way to save energy and care for the environment, but also ensure greater safety outdoors.
How to decorate with lanterns
During the day lighting is not so important and lanterns have a purely decorative function. In these cases it is common to find lanterns of different sizes and colors combined with other festive elements such as pennants or garlands in vibrant tones or pastel colors in order to create eye-catching ensembles.
the evening, instead, in order to achieve proper lighting it is ideal to combine lanterns with garlands of lights. It is common in these occasions to choose white lanterns, as they provide a warm and intimate light and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Look at the image below; at Decoora we love the idea of combining medium/large lanterns with garlands of tiny lights, and you?
If the table area is far from the front door, also using lanterns to delimit the road and lead guests to it is always a great idea. There are lanterns that have been specially designed to be placed on the ground, use them! These are usually cylindrical in shape and usually operate on solar energy.
Do you want to create a fairy tale atmosphere? Wrapping the trees with lanterns and garlands of lights will provide you with that desired dreamlike atmosphere. It does not matter if the table is not placed next to you; providing other points of interest and light in the garden will elevate the decor to another category.
Regardless of what kind of party you are going to celebrate, lanterns will help you create a festive atmosphere. Whether you’re preparing a barbecue with your friends, or having a children’s party, lanterns are a good decorative bet. Play with the size, shape and color of them to create the atmosphere you want and have fun doing it! That’s the most important thing.