oversized lantern lighting / sfgirlbybay

i’ve still got a mad crush on oversized lighting, and the glow of lanterns in particular. i love a beautiful naguchi lantern or a herman miller bubble lamp (like the one in my bedroom, above). but should you be looking for some similar affordable lighting options that make a huge impact you might just consider the paper lantern, and in my opinion the bigger the better! the japanese-inspired paper lantern has been around forever and can really light up a room in more ways than just their lovely, luminous glow and i found the one in my home office at bunkado in l.a.’s little toyko (they’re online, too). if you take a look at many of these rooms, you’ll see how dramatic their look is, and at a relatively low investment. these origami-inspired lanterns, for instance, are under twenty bucks! add this Gold Electrical Cord Swag Kit (also under $20) and you’ve got a pretty dynamic look for very little money. paper table lamps are in abundance online as well.

oversized white paper lantern light. / sfgirlbybay

oversized noguchi lantern lighting / sfgirlbybay

mid-century modern paper lantern lighting fixture. / sfgirlbybay

paper lantern lighting / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r:  bunkado paper lantern in my @sfgirlbybay home office; world market White Origami Round Crinkle Cotton Paper Lantern; libertyn interiors; urban outfitters Tall Paper Lantern Table Lamp; Palacio Hotel bathroom in Rome via by cocoon; urban outfitters Paper Lantern Table Lamp; new york home via architectural digest espana; world market White Origami Prism Crinkle Cotton Paper Lanterns with their White Electrical Ceiling Hardwire Kit; bedroom via pacha design journal; urban outfitters Covey Lantern Pendant Light.

oversized lantern lighting / sfgirlbybay

paper lantern lighting in bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

paper lantern pendant light over dining table. / sfgirlbybay

white-washed rooms with paper lantern lighting. / sfgirlbybay

oversized white paper lantern light. / sfgirlbybay

unique shaped paper lantern lighting fixture. / sfgirlbybay

oversized white paper lantern light. / sfgirlbybay

white paper lanterns in white-washed homes. / sfgirlbybay

white paper lantern in bohemian modern bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: @sfgirlbybay; @sylviatribel; @maraserene; mister design; vartnya hem; @kawa_heart_studio; light locations; l-e-a-b-o; @kawa_heart_studio; @sylviatribel; design*sponge; @kawa_heart_studiolight locations; anne black’s home via bobedre; vt wonen; @reno_notebook.

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