Why everyone loves LanternsWe all love our backyard Barbeque dinners, family reunions and outdoor parties for friends. Most of these parties stretch late into the night. Lanterns are ideal for these occasions. More and more people are decorating their yards and gardens with outdoor lanterns. They can be hung on posts, pillars or tree branches or even on walls. They can also just be placed on pathways. Lanterns not only provide subtle lighting; they look pleasing and aesthetic and add a certain charm to the ambience.
Lanterns are not just great for adding flair to any outdoor event; they are the ideal answer to the bug menace when you keep repellant candles in them. On a cold evening, even the smallest candle provides the much needed warmth. Using lanterns at entrances and other areas concealed by darkness is also a good way to improve security. And of course they are environment friendly and economical!
Hurricane candle holders or lanterns are another great outdoor option. Invented as the name suggests, to shield candles from strong hurricane-like winds, these are now used to add a special touch to candles. Hurricanes make beautiful centerpieces and in an outdoor party, can be used to dress up the tables beautifully. For an outdoor candlelit dinner, they are just perfect.
But why just outdoors? You can use lanterns and hurricane candle holders inside the house to brighten up your dinner table or your mantelpiece, or to illuminate a hallway or shelf in style. Just switch off the lights and set the mood!
Lanterns are great for outdoor decoration.Lanterns come in an amazing array of colors, shapes, materials and finishes that give you the option of being really creative in their usage. Opt for any setting, choose any theme, there are lanterns to complement it. They can blend in or stand out, depending on how you want them to look.
Most are made of sturdy and durable metals that are able to withstand the not-so-friendly outdoor elements like rain, sunshine, wind and snow.
Also they are available in a wide price range from the most basic to the designer. In short there is one to suit every need and every pocket!
Lanterns can also be used in conjunction with other outdoor lighting. This gives you the dual advantage of having good light as well as a great ambience!
Outdoor Lanterns - many options to choose fromOutdoor Lanterns come in a variety of styles:
There’s the rustic variety which is ideal for camping, hiking and other outdoor activities. It is also great if you want to recreate a Western or ranch house look.
Then there are the really ornate ones with fancy designs and detailing. These are used for more formal occasions like weddings and Christmas dinners etc.
Oriental lanterns made of paper and the Zen and Pagoda lanterns add a typical Far Eastern flavor to the surroundings.
For Arabic themes, Moroccan lanterns fit the bill. These are usually built in a hexagonal shape and the sides are made of colored glass.
But the style that is extremely popular now is the modern type which has clean lines and is simple yet sophisticated. These lanterns make a positive impact on your design scheme because they add a subtle appeal to the atmosphere without really being too overwhelming.
Various options of these contemporary lanterns and hurricane holders are available with us. One such metal lantern set is inspired by Moroccan and Mexican designs and has intricate patterns made out of tiny pinholes. Available in three different sizes and three different colors, these are real eye catchers. Another kind is made of stainless steel and it can add a touch of style to your décor, wherever you use it. You can also pick up trendy Hurricane lanterns to create the perfect mood for a cozy candlelit dinner or just to beautify your home.
Keeping safe with lanternsObviously, when installing the outdoor candle lanterns, one has to follow certain measures to minimize the fire-risk. Always avoid placing the lanterns near any fire friendly objects and fabrics. Make sure children stay away from them especially if they are placed on the ground
Lanterns are an amazing way to complement any outdoor gathering. They are also a great way to spruce up your garden or backyard and even your interiors. So go ahead get a few lanterns today and enjoy them for years to come.