Nothing says "summer" like a paper lantern. Around for centuries, these whimsical orbs can quickly and inexpensively dress up a room for a special summer feeling. Let's get inspired by taking a look at some rooms around the house.
As you might imagine, paper lanterns come in a zillion colors, sizes, shapes and prints. A good resource is paperlanternstore.com where white round paper lanterns with crisscross ribbing are affordable (24" for $3 and 36" for $20). Don't forget an $8 light kit which will light up a large lantern with a soft evening glow resembling a magical moon. Here's to dreamy summertime living.
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