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Garden Lanterns

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Shop Lanterns have enlisted Laura Hitchcock , award-winning lifestyle blogger at Little Stuff to help you choose some of the best garden lanterns from the large selection of outdoor lighting available sat Shop Lanterns to add character and a finishing touch to your garden.

Long evenings are finally here , and so many of us move outdoors as much as we can to enjoy the rare British summer. When your garden becomes an extension of your living space , you want to feel and look as nice as the inside of your home – and as always it’s the smallest of design touches that can make the biggest difference. If you’re planning on using your garden once the sun has gone down – and really , why wouldn’t you? – then lighting is one of the essentials in your garden design. From strings of light bulbs lighting your entire garden to small intimate lanterns on table tops or pathways – there are so many choices for the summer space you are creating.

The soft warm glow of candles Is hard to beat in the garden , and it’s much more inviting and atmospheric than an electric light. Plus you can always use citronella candles for the added bug-repellent abilities!

Lantern Material

It is important to think about what style and material of lantern will fit in with the ambiance of your outdoor space - be it a garden , balcony or porch. A rustic , earthy space would suit wooden lanterns whereas a more modern and contemporary space would benefit from glass lanterns with their clean-edged designs. Another benefit of glass lanterns is they tend to use smokeless and odorless fuel canisters.

Lantern Design

Playing with shapes is a great way to add interest , and I love the softly glowing teardrop designs of the wire mesh candle tabletop torch from the Kent Collection. Not only do they look great but will add subtle lighting creating a romantic ambiance for dinners under the stars.

Of course , a traditional hurricane lamp is difficult to beat – it’s a design that hasn’t changed for centuries simply because it’s SO good – all the light , but protected against those annoying gusts of breeze which can extinguish a lesser candle. A lantern set like this allows you to place a dramatic cluster of lighting on your garden dining table – or separate them to use across the patio for a whimsical outdoor backdrop.

Hanging Lanterns

If you have larger trees in your back garden , then hanging lanterns are a wonderful way to add atmosphere and height to your outdoor space.

It’s easy to build a dramatic effect with lanterns too – use a larger candle against a wall or solid backdrop for effective dancing shadows – try a patterned design to show a shimmering shadows of light.

At Shop Lanterns , we carry a huge selection of garden lanterns so you can choose from many different options for your outside space. We carry the best garden lighting , so you can find one that is just right for you. With our large selection of garden accessories , you're likely to find something that you'll love. If you're looking for where to buy garden lighting online , then you'll have no trouble finding a great option on Shop Lanterns!