Beach Decorating With Lanterns

October 18, 2012 | By | Reply More

Beach Decorating With Lanterns

There is something about Lanterns that makes me feel cozy and warm. I don’t know what it is about them, but I think they give any room – be it indoors or out – a special atmosphere. Especially if you want to bring out the beach theme – there are many great ways in which you can use lanterns to tie in beautifully with the beach!

The best candles to use in a beach lantern display would have to be white or natural colored pillar candles. But you could also use soft blues or sandy colors (beach theme colors), but you should stay away from really strong colors.

Love this display of different style lanterns on the white washed staircase in front of the beach! Note the different kinds of objects and plants like sea stars, little succulents, Japanese fishing floats and shells that have been placed inside the lanterns:

Beach Lanterns on Stairs

Beach Lanterns on Stairs


What do you think of this way of displaying a set of different lanterns? Hanging them on thick nautical rope ensures will give you the desired coastal look, and again, objects that relate to the beach and the ocean have been placed within the lanterns:

Beach Lanterns on Ropes

Beach Lanterns on Ropes

In the following settings, the lanterns are simply used as table decoration. Stunning! Just by adding some round river pebbles and a few other nautical items like wooden oars you have a perfect display for everybody to admire. The little margaritas in the plain jar wrapped with rope are very special!

Beach Lanterns as Table Setting

Beach Lanterns as Table Setting

The napkin rings out of rope add a very special touch and round of the nautical theme on this setting:

Beach Lantern Table Setting

Beach Lantern Table Setting

Here just a beautiful display of lanterns used in beach style decorating… I could look at pictures like this forever, it gets me in the mood for more beach!

Beautiful Lanterns with Starfish

Beautiful Lanterns with Starfish

Gorgeous Lanterns

Gorgeous Lanterns

Now these are a completely different style but so enchanting, and really easy to make – in fact, you probably have a few empty mason jars sitting at home yourself which you could use as a lantern like this (you just need to get your hands on some sand, really!)

Mason Jar as Beach Lantern

Mason Jar as Beach Lantern

You could use them in a picnic setting like the one below… cute! Some of the jars have been filled with sea glass pebbles, and the small white stones look stunning, too:

Beach Picnic Setting with lanterns

Beach Picnic Setting with Lanterns

Lanters on Chain

Lanterns on Chain

Have a look here at this video from Pottery Barn – it shows beautifully how to decorate with lanterns in the ocean theme:

To finish off, here just a couple of shots of some floating candles on the open ocean at the Annual Lantern Floating Ceremony in Hawaii ; wouldn’t it be nice to be there?

Floating Lanterns

Floating Lanterns

Floating Lanterns

Floating Lanterns

I want to give credit to Pottery Barn and The Country Barrel for giving me inspiration for this post!

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Category: Beach Decor Suggestions

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Petra is German and absolutely loves the beach and the ocean. She is living in sunny Perth, Western Australia, with her partner, 2 children and 2 Jack Russell dogs and takes every opportunity to go for long walks at the beach, or go beach combing, or just watch the sunset at the beach with friends and a glass of wine. With this blog she wants to help you bring the precious beach into your home to relax and enjoy!

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