Why We Love Lantern Pendant Lighting
An obvious choice for good looking outdoor lighting, a lantern pendant light allows you to bring that old world look to your front porch, patio or even indoors. The lantern shape of these ceiling lights is a familiar form and hangs elegantly in classic and traditionally decorated spaces. When paired with lantern styled sconces, adding any of these pendants to your home is sure to round out the look.
Where Lantern Pendant Lights Work Best
In rooms not already glistening under the light of a chandelier or large pendant, pendant lighting is the next best choice. And these pendants aim to make a statement to your aesthetic choices by proudly introducing themselves in entryways and foyers or outdoors when guests are arriving. The classic look of a lantern light fixture creates a warm welcome on front porches and they successfully provide plenty of illumination for a well-lit area. Lantern pendants also offer a much-appreciated look in the backyard under a gazebo, covered deck or patio where they find themselves blending in with postmounts and outdoor wall lights. Their lantern shape gives them a slim profile making them an ideal choice for just about anywhere.
A Lantern Hanging Light For Every Style
While these lantern pendants clearly show off a traditional appearance and structure, you'll find they can be introduced into a number of areas, indoors or out. Hudson Valley Lighting is a preferred choice for this highly specific look and the collection includes several lantern sconces you can use in your decorating too. For brass and darker toned finishes, turn to the selection of pendants from Troy Lighting. Troy also offers nautical themed lantern pendants that will complement other nautical fixtures you may already have in place. And finally, for designs made with luxury in mind, choose a lantern pendant from Boyd Lighting.
How to Choose the Best Lantern Kitchen Pendant Light
With a specific style in mind, the next step to choosing the best pendant is to find the most appropriate size for your location. These lantern fixtures are thin in nature, but they can hang low and you'll want to thoroughly review their height, width and suspension length to find the best bet for your home. If it is an outdoor area you are furnishing, double check that the pendant is UL listed for safe outdoor use where the presence of water will naturally occur. Lastly, refine your choices by colors and finishes of the fixture and its hardware to find an option that seamlessly blends in with your color palette. You may also want to review the fixture's required light bulb type to see if it uses a traditional candelabra bulb or something different. If you have any questions about the lantern hanging lights featured here, please call our lighting experts at 877.445.4486.
A ceiling light you choose for your porch, patio or gazebo is just one small piece of a well-decorated outdoor space. Bring additional outdoor lighting to the mix with sconces mounted on the wall, post lights and path lights illuminating the landscape or step lights provide a safe walkway on the deck. Then turn your attention to the selection of outdoor furniture to ensure you can relax, dine and entertain friends outside with exceptional style. With the right combination of lighting and furniture, you'll love spending time on the exterior of your home.