DIYable design: clustered paper lanterns
i love using paper lanterns in interior designs – check out the large turquoise one i used in our dining area with flea market chandelier crystals here! the best thing about paper lanterns is the price! they are really inexpensive – from places like this – and come in a variety of colors. they also come in different sizes so you can get a large-scale look for a low-scale price!
i love what they did in the room above with a cluster of paper lanterns. it looks like they only have bulb kits – buy them cheap here – in a couple of the lanterns but the bundle of many of them creates a sculptural look as well as adds light!
- get paper lanterns in a couple different sizes along with a few bulb/light cord kits.
- then get a couple or one large, screw hook and screw it into your ceiling where you want the cluster to be.
- start with your light cord lanterns first (in the photo above they used small lanterns inside with bulbs) and hook them onto the screw hook and run the cord down the wall to a near-by plug.
- then use some twine or rope to attach the outer lanterns (larger ones if you want it like the photo) to the same screw hook or one right next to the original one so all the lanterns look like they’re coming from one area. let them hang at different lengths and disguise the twine in the cluster.
- you can attach all the lighting cords to one power strip and then to a dimmer switch like i did in this colorful, thrifted lamps post here!
photo via LonnyMag.com