4 Ways to Decorate your Lanterns for Fall

Want to learn how to decorate your lanterns? Here, we'll give you some original ideas on how to give them a beautiful autumnal look, and use them to decorate your home.
4 Ways to Decorate your Lanterns for Fall

Last update: 28 January, 2021

Lanterns are a decorative feature that helps to light up our homes. They come in all different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. In this article, we’ll give you some original ideas on how to decorate your lanterns this fall.

The wonderful fall season has arrived and the world is tinged with beautiful, warm colors, so it’s a great idea to incorporate these tones and autumnal elements into your interior decor.

To do this, you can decorate your lanterns, and use them to brighten up your home. Using natural elements and typical fall colors you can decorate them however you want. In this article, we’ll give you 4 ideas on how you can decorate to bring a touch of style and originality to your home.

How to decorate your fall lanterns

Before you decorate, you’ll need to choose the right type of lantern for the materials you want to use. There are cylindrical lanterns, prisms, extravagant designs, fixed and hanging lanterns. They also come in colors like black, silver, gold, and white.

Once you’ve chosen your lantern, you can start to apply natural or artificial elements such as pumpkins, hazelnuts, pine cones, leaves, dried flowers, and bark.

Using typical fall colors is the best way to decorate your home. So, take a look at the following ideas.

1. Mixed fruit

Use a mixture of autumnal fruits to decorate your lanterns.

One great way to decorate your fall lanterns is to use typical autumnal fruits. You can use a mixture of elements, such as mini pumpkins, pine cones, and hazelnuts.

You can incorporate both natural and artificial elements, but natural elements will give  a charming and more authentic look. Create a mixture of different textures, shapes, and colors. The best colors to include are browns, oranges, and dark greens.

2. Decorate with candles and fruit

Use candles and pine cones to create the perfect fall decor for your candles.

Another unique alternative for decorating your lanterns is to place a candle in the center. Then, as a finishing touch, you can add a few pine cones or hazelnuts around the edges.

This is a warm and charming way to light up your home. A great idea is to use an orange or red colored candle, and decorate it with dried flowers to create an autumn feel.

3. Add dried leaves and flowers

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Dried leaves and flowers are classic autumnal elements which you simply can’t leave out of your fall decor. You can fill the inside of your lantern with loads of dried leaves, right up to the top if you want.

Then, you can cover the surface with a chain of flowers. Decorate your lanterns entirely with natural elements to create the perfect mixture of colors and textures.

4. Pumpkin and orange peel

Use pumpkins as candle holders in your lanterns.

This last way to decorate involves orange peel, a pumpkin, and a small candle. Cover the bottom of your lantern with a thick layer of orange peel. Add a small pumpkin to the center, and use it as a candle holder.

Finally, add a small tea light to the top of the pumpkin, and you’ll have a beautiful fall-themed lantern to decorate your home.

Combining lanterns

Create a display of lanterns in a corner of your house.

One interesting alternative is to create a display in one corner of your home. You can combine fixed and hanging lanterns and add different decorative elements to each one.

For example, in one, you can place orange peel, in another, pine cones, and in another, small pumpkins. That way, you can combine a mixture of different lantern sizes and autumnal elements.

Create an autumnal corner

Alternatively, you can place lanterns in different rooms throughout your house, alternating between lit and unlit. You can place some near the fireplace, for example.

With a range of red and orange tones, you can bring fall colors into your home using beautifully decorated lanterns. Try to have a mixture of both lit and unlit lanterns, to create an even more striking look.