When most people think ‘lanterns,’ they picture, perhaps, Scrooge in his nightgown and cap, holding up a wooden box encasing a candle. Still others might conjure up an image of a dark medieval dungeon, lined with the same type of ‘wooden candle box.’ If you’re one of any of those people, then you’ve come to the right place – because you’re about to learn a thing or two!
Gone are the days when lanterns were clunky objects invented out of pure necessity. Today, we have the beauty of electricity – and lanterns are no longer needed. They are, however, still being made, in sleek, chic styles that Scrooge – or a medieval dungeon-owner – would never recognize.Today’s lantern designs range from ovals to half-domes to cubes and more. Their colors come in chic shades of neutrals for the modern home. No longer are lanterns “one size fits all” – there are a range of styles to choose from, for every room, palette and season!