Photo Gallery: Budget Lanterns
No al fresco night is complete without the flickering glow of candlelight. Whether the table is illuminated by a cluster of tea lights, the dock is dressed with tall hurricanes or the trees are bedecked with Marrakech-inspired filgree, lanterns are integral to sparking ambiance. Inspired by House & Home July 2014's Focus on lanterns, we found the best budget options that dress up the backyard, for a lot less.
Filagreed cut-outs add an exotic feel.
The detail of Siva Lanterns from Anthropologie deliver an authentic weathered patina at a budget price. Place under a sunsail canopy seating area laden with cushions for a well travelled look.Source: Anthropologie
Cape Cod Style Lanterns
Steady candles with sand.
With rope handles and thick glass, Pottery Barn's lanterns have a Cape Cod appeal that would suit a rustic setting like a cottage dock or patio. Anchor candles with sand to up the summery vibe.Source: Pottery Barn
Ikea's Indoor/Outdoor Lamp
Use a lantern in a vignette.
Ikea's Mörkt lantern's shape is reminiscent of an old railroad train signal light. Hang on a porch for a vintage look, or display on a shelf to break up books and smaller curios.Source: Ikea
Metallic Eyelet Lantern
Get an Arabian look with a contemporary twist.
A cheeky metallic finish gives this Urban Outfitters' lantern a youthful feel; perfect for a teen's room. The lively peacock shade infuses a fun look into outdoor parties.Source: Urban Outfitters
Colourful Garden Lanterns
Cubed lighting from CB2.
These candle holders from CB2 have a contemporary, tropical appeal. The large yellow hurricane holds multiple pillar candles for extra light.Source: CB2
White Porcelain Hurricanes
Cluster these lanterns for al fresco meals.
West Elm drew inspiration from the night sky when creating these lanterns. Their softly rounded shape and low-key light offer an organic look that's romantic and sensual.Source: West Elm
Steel & Glass Anthropologie Lanterns
Geometric garden lighting.
Galvanized steel lanterns from Anthropologie have an industrial vibe. Layer the bottom with river stones before adding candles to play up the elemental nature.Source: Anthropologie
Floral Cutout Hurricane
West Elm's pierced porcelain patio lighting.
White porcelain lends this lantern a delicate Scandi vibe. Pair with white linens for a fresh looking outdoor tablescape, or place on a windowsill to give a city home a Danish country look.Source: West Elm
Rectangular Lantern In Blue
Give a classic shape a punchy colour.
A punchy turquoise frame gives this glass hurricane lantern from Distinctly Home Outdoors a modern, beachy vibe. Use the bright pop of colour to perk up a wood deck.Source: The Bay
Asian-Influenced Ceramic Lanterns
Mix and match colour.
A bamboo handle and lattice pattern give a subtle Far East look to Threshold's lanterns for Target. Group them together: the sophisticated palette and different sizes complement each other for a curated look.Source: Target
Vintage-Vibe Votive Holder
EQ3's Sadi lantern.
A whitewashed finish gives this lantern an antique quality and the intricate starburst pattern throws pretty shadows when illuminated with candlelight. Light your way by lining these along a garden path.Source: EQ3
Small Exotic Lantern
Add global inspiration to the outdoors.
Hang Zara's small, Moroccan-styled lantern from tree branches for an ethereal, fairytale look, or use it as a centrepiece to style up a global table top. A glass frame beneath the filagree ensures that the candle stays lit.Source: Zara Home