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.

  • Boho-Style Lighting

    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