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Should I mix different styles of lanterns on the same building?Updated 2 years ago

There are so many styles, sizes, and finishes of lanterns, it can sometimes be hard to pick just one! 

Mixing lantern looks can look fantastic when done right. Here are some general design ideas to follow to make it work for you:

  • Stick to the same finish if the lanterns are in the same line-of-sight.
  • It is a good idea to have different sizes for different applications. For example, choose a larger lantern for the front entrance, and smaller versions of similar lanterns for the rest of the porch/side doors. This makes the larger lantern function as a statement piece and draws the eye to the more important area of the building.
  • Many different lantern styles can work well together. Generally, staying within the same shape (rectangular, 6-sided) or style (e.g. modern, traditional, French) keeps things looking cohesive. 

When in doubt, reach out to us here at French Market Lanterns. Our style experts can be your second set of eyes to be sure the lanterns you're selecting will look like they belong together. 

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