My New Outdoor Wall Lantern + Styling IdeasMelissa @ The Inspired Roomon May 27, 2020 at 10:00 am
Who knew that having a little bunny holding a candle in a lantern by my front door could spark so much joy?!
Oh, well, let’s be honest. I did. Simple joys are my favorite thing. Now more than ever, I think, I’m appreciating the little things I can do to amuse myself :).
It is all set up to hang easily, the holes on the back are pre-drilled! If we can do this ourselves as non-DIY’ers, any one can do it. We used our regular electric drill and this type of drill bit to drill the screws into our brick. Easy peasy!
We have a ceiling fixture in our porch but I always wished we had a charming lantern near the door. In order to have one we’d have to have electricity run to that spot. While that’s still an option for the future, when I saw this lantern I immediately thought about all the seasonal ways it could be decorated. We have such a tiny front porch there really isn’t much room for seasonal things, so a wall-hung non-electric lantern made perfect sense for so many reasons.
The lantern is pretty large but it makes a great statement and gives you plenty of room to add any seasonal decor.
So once we got it hung up I just set a little bunny candle holder in it (one I’ve had for years) with a battery operated taper candle and some faux and real greenery for spring. It’s so cute and welcoming. I just love it.
There are so many styling possibilities, I know I’ll have fun coming up with new ideas for what to put in it all year round! It reminds me of the fun of fillable glass lamps I have (similar to these).
I’ll share some ideas and inspiration for lanterns below, as well as sources to get a similar look!
A few ideas for decorating lanterns:
- copper string lights
- battery operated pillar candles
- mini pumpkins
- a bouquet of flowers
- a little potted plant
- moss and greenery
- battery operated taper candle in a candleholder
Enjoy the inspiration in this post!
Get the exact lantern I got here.
If you get a lantern and style it, I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to see it! Tag me on social @theinspiredroom and/or post it in The Inspired Room Community Facebook group (it’s free!). I’d love to see your lanterns, ideas and inspiration all year round.
You know I’m going to fall-nestify my lantern.
I am definitely going to do this look! I have the perfect little footed bowl. I love the look of two lanterns, but our little porch has no room for a second one!
I’ll share my lantern whenever I change it up again! And I’ll try to get a nighttime shot, too. It feels so welcoming!
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