For this week’s edition of The Best Of Worthing Court, let’s talk about decorating with lanterns.  I never tire of dreaming up new displays for them and use them all over my house!  I love them in every color, shape and size and hope that they never fall out of favor in the world of home decor.  

12 different ideas for using lanterns in your home decor throughout the year and for all the holidays || Worthing Court

They are one my favorite accessories to decorate with because you can do so much with them – you’re only limited by your imagination!  Decorate them for a year round display or change them up for every holiday.  They’re available in pretty much all sizes and styles to fit it with any type of decor.  You can spend a much or as little as suits your pocketbook – of course I’m always on the lookout for a bargain.  πŸ˜€

I’ve been collecting lanterns ever since they hit the shelves of my favorite home decor stores and have accumulated quite a collection.  I never miss an opportunity to browse the lantern aisle – you never know what you might find!  

Take a look at some of the ways that I’ve decorated with lanterns in my home.

 

Don’t for one second think that placing simple white candles in your lantern will be boring.  Sometimes keeping it simple is the very best thing!

Let’s start out with the most recent additions to my lantern collection.  When lit, the simple white battery operated candles in these lanterns give off a nice glow and give the dining room great ambiance at night.  The candles even have a timer so that they automatically come on and turn off!

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The lantern in this Christmas centerpiece is kept simple with a single white candle.  Tying sprigs and greenery and pinecones to the top of the lantern with pretty ribbon makes it Christmas’y.

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How To Decorate With Lanterns - tie a sprig of faux greenery and pinecones with pretty ribbon for a charming Christmas lantern

 

A single white candle in a rusty metal lantern is all this vignette on my screen porch needed.  It’s remote controlled!

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Outdoor vignette using an old bifold door as a backdrop

 

I especially love using multiple white candles in a large lantern.  I tied twine around each of the candles in this trio for added texture, plus it helps to draw your eye to them.

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Tie twine around candles displayed in a lantern for added texture and interest

 

I used lanterns of a different sort on my fall front porch.  I flanked my front door with a pair of black urns filled with wire lanterns and a fall colored candle.  This idea was a huge hit with all of you!

WELCOME FALL ON MY FRONT PORCH

Lots of ideas for decorating with lanterns all throughout the year || Worthing Court

 

I really like to mix different sizes and shapes of lanterns within the same space!  In this example, I have two different types of lanterns on my open shelves, but they both work with the overall Christmas theme.

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Lots of ideas for decorating with lanterns all throughout the year || Worthing Court

 

LANTERNS AREN’T JUST FOR CANDLES!

Candles are easy, but you can do so much more with large lanterns.  I love to think outside of the box and pull all sorts of items together to create seasonal displays!  It doesn’t have to be complicated though – just pull whatever goodies you have stashed away and combine them together in your lantern.

 

Last summer, I tucked Uncle Sam into a lantern for a really cute centerpiece for the patriotic tablescape on my my screen porch.

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Lots of ideas for decorating with lanterns all throughout the year || Worthing Court

 

For a summery or coastal look, add a topiary, white candle on a pedestal and a single starfish to a large lantern.

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How To Decorate With Lanterns - fill a large lantern with a topiary, white candle and a single starfish for a summer look

 

In the fall, I kept the lantern in the same spot on my mantel and filled it with a wheat sheaf tied with brown satin ribbon and a couple of pumpkins.

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How To Decorate With Lanterns - fill a large lantern with a wheat sheaf and pumpkins for a fall display

 

I have a pair of square lanterns that I adore.  At Christmas, they look great in the middle of a table filled with miniature Christmas trees.

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How To Decorate With Lanterns - Fill a lantern with mini Christmas trees and small deer for a Christmas display

 

For last spring and summer, I filled a large square lantern on the shelves in my breakfast area with a stack of plates, a pretty blue bowl and faux succulents.

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How To Decorate With Lanterns - fill a large lantern with a stack of dishes and a pretty bowl filled with greenery

 

For this summer’s open shelf display in my breakfast nook, I put a lantern within a lantern!

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Rustic farmhouse open shelves with blue and green summer decor || Worthing Court

These are just a few of the many ways that I love to decorate with lanterns!  Have I made a believer out of you yet?  Gather up a lantern or ten and have some fun!

 

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How To Decorate With Lanterns - tips and ideas for what to put in lanterns

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