Paper lanterns had their moment, but that does not mean that they have ceased to be an alternative. In fact, they are a simple and economical alternative with which to illuminate the rooms and provide them with a relaxed and serene atmosphere.
There are economic models for less than €20, but also others that reach 1000 in the catalogs of large design firms. Both of them generally adopt rounded shapes and a Nordic or oriental style that makes them terribly versatile. Do you want to know more about these lamps? Where and how to place them to get the most out of them? We tell you!
Trends in paper lanterns
Paper lanterns are generally made of rice paper and adopt, as we have mentioned, organic shapes that seek naturalness. Rounded and smooth shapes gain prominence from other alternatives, they already did before and continue to do so now.
Regarding the style of the lamps, these currently tend to unite east and west in each design. They do this by bringing a contemporary look to the classic traditional Asian lantern. The objective is none other than to achieve more current and elegant designs. Additionally, many of these lamps feature stained oak or birch veneer accents that make it easy to coordinate the lamps with other details in the room.
Regarding the size, the XXL formats they remain favorites except when several are combined to create a set. But we'll talk about this later, let's not get ahead of ourselves for the moment!
Where to put them?
Paper lanterns are a great alternative in rooms where a calm and serene general light. In the bedroom, for example, but also in family rooms. And it is that these lamps tend to project light evenly, so they are a great alternative on the ceiling and in combination with other lamps that provide direct light to certain corners.
Visually they are very light, so despite their large size they do not weigh much in the overall image of the room. You should not go overboard with the size, however, if the room is small because even if it is light, it could be disproportionate.
In addition to bedrooms and living rooms these lamps They look great in the dining room as set. Here the ideal is to bet on lamps with a significant lower opening, so that the light they provide a diffused light and at the same time a more direct light to the table.
One or several lamps?
A rounded paper lamp and large format brings freshness and rejuvenates a bedroom. Of course, you should be careful with the height at which you hang the lamp so that it does not visually represent an obstacle. Look at the images!
In the living room you could opt for a large central lamp in the same way or place them at either side of the sofa to get a warm light in more intimate moments. The key? Place, as in the image above, two lamps of different sizes on one side and only one on the other. No symmetries!
And in the dining room? To illuminate the dining room we love the sets of three or more lamps. They can be the same and place them at different heights along the table or join them in the center as if it were a bouquet of flowers. Which of the ideas do you like the most? We admit that we are in love with Le Klint's proposal that combines five identical lamps, but we could never afford it!
Do you consider paper lanterns as an alternative to light up your home? The cheapest ones, and in Ikea you have them from €7, are a resource to serve as a temporary lamp when we move to a new house and we are not very sure what to put. Much better than having hanging light bulbs.
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