Decorating with Lanterns


Lanterns are becoming more and more popular. I have seen people use them a lot for holiday decor and just for dressing up their front and back porches. I have put a few different decorating ideas together on how to dress them up in your home! Enjoy.



Lantern pair wall decor wall sconces bathroom decor by LisaMarieDS

Source: Etsy

This is a picture I found from Etsy. I have linked the site to the picture but I think these would be really easy to make yourself. Stain 2 pieces of wood. Screw on hanger and then add the lanterns. I love this idea for lanterns because it looks so elegant to me. I think this would be really cute in a foyer or entry way next to an entry way table or something.


Dimples and Tangles

Source: Dimples & Tangles

This is a FUN idea! Get extra large Lanterns for your front porch and then decorate them according to the Holiday for the upcoming month.


Preserved wedding bouquet in lantern /

Source: Hi Miss Puff

Most of the time after weddings people will make shadow boxes for their keepsake memorabilia and then hang it on the wall or stashed somewhere in  your closet. I think instead of a shadow box. Dressing up an antique lantern with your wedding memories is so elegant and different. This is really pretty to display on top of your dresser or even vanity.


lantern atop an urn with greenery...o i have one like this and i will make it look good !!!

Source: Nell Hills Blog

Adding a lantern on top of a planter is a really decorative idea. I think even putting the lantern on top of a planter or pot and then plant flowers around it would be really cute and decorative as well.


How I decorate with Lanterns. Come see my Spring Home tour filled with lots of  DIY decorating tips and inspiration!

Source: Setting for Four

This is a different decorating idea for those of you who don’t want to use an end table. Instead of the end table at the end of a couch or chair. Add a few over-sized lanterns with greenery inside of them for a more personalized style.



Non Working Fireplace With Lanterns And Accessories : Decorating Ideas For Non Working Fireplaces

Source: We are Found

Adding lanterns to a non working fire place or even in a wall niche is a clever idea. I have seen pictures where people either fill them up with logs or clutter them with candles. I like the lanterns because it looks cleaner.



Lantern...I am going to do this to my daddy's old lantern he gave to me.

Source: Pinterest

Dressing up an antique lantern will put a great touch of Farmhouse Style decorating to any home.



Cream painted cabinetry with carrara counter tops, classic white subway backsplash with herringbone insert behind the stove top and lantern pendants.

Source: Pinterest

Instead of the average “Popular” drop down pendant lights. Use lanterns! I love this. This is also another Modern Farmhouse style of decorating your home.


Burlap Bunny Lantern Swag

Source: Etsy

This is another Holiday lantern. I love these because you change out the decor and make your own toppers to accommodate for the holidays.



Beautiful deck/patio lighting option

Source: Pottery Barn

Instead of using flower pots down your walk way stairs. Use oversized lanterns in various sizes. Would look beautiful for entertaining nights with candles lit up inside of them. I think this is also more functional throughout the year. Instead of empty flower pots during the cold months. Lanterns can stay out year round.



Mantle decor/ love the framed chalkboard idea for decorating

Source: Cobble Stone Farms

Instead of decorating the mantle with candlesticks. Use lanterns for something different, unique and stylish.



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Source: House Full of Homemade

This source above for this picture will lead you to a tutorial to make Paper Lanterns. But when I saw this picture my mind went to vinyl. I think adding different vinyl decals to the glass of the lantern would be really cute through the holidays. Especially when its lit up.

Amazon Farmhouse Decor

I am loving farmhouse decor more and more. Although I love Joanna Gaines i’m not as rustic as she is but I think a lot of the farmhouse decor items you can incorporate or even use in your house such as produce baskets and calendars are both great pieces as well as provide a functional use.




I wrote up a previous post about farm house decor ideas and I just wanted to share with you that Amazon has great deals on farm decor as well. Most of these are fairly inexpensive and by the looks of them they are decorative pieces to incorporate some farm style or rustic into your home.

Hanging Produce Basket



Windmill Clock

Metal Windmill Wall Clock


Pillowcase Cover



Lavender Bouquet


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Distressed Candlesticks




Rustic Bathroom Signs

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Rustic Style Calendar

Chicken Wire Baskets

Distressed Lanterns

Hanging Shelf

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Tiered Plant Stands

Deco 79 Metal Plant Stand, 24 by 18-Inch

Distressed Wall Decor

Deco 79 Metal WD Wall Panel, 10x1x20 inches

Salt and Pepper Sets

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Dollar Store Hacks


Decorating your home is a lot of fun but can be very expensive. Alot of the time even a simple vase can cost you more than you want to spend. Did you ever think to look at the Dollar Store for home decor items? Target is right next to the Dollar Store where I live and I often find myself forgetting about the Dollar Store most of the time. I love Target but I have found that I can make or even buy some of these “expensive things” i would normally buy at Target at the Dollar Store.

I have put together a few ideas for home decor as well as other organization hacks that can be found at the Dollar Store. Some of these things absolutely shocked me! Enjoy.

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Decorating Farmhouse Style

Farmhouse style decorating is becoming the new trend more and more thanks to Chip and Joanna Gaines. The more older that I get the more I discover what my style is like. I will admit that I change my mind several times a year but there is something about modern farmhouse decor that sticks with me.

Fixer Upper has been one of my favorite shows for years now.  I think I can speak for most of us when I say that Joanna Gaines is basically our spirit animal. I absolutely LOVE her design plans with her light colored walls and her stained wood accents. It is also really simple and most of the time inexpensive to incorporate farmhouse into your home. I put together a few ideas that are so simple it even blew MY mind!


Some of the things I found with farmhouse decorating is alot of the small accents you could find at the Dollar Store, Goodwill Stores or even local thrift stores. They might not be the color you want but chalk painting or spray painting them will be a quick fix to that.




DIY Floating Shelves just like the ones from Fixer Upper! Make 2 of these for about $10! Great way to add farmhouse charm to any room!

Tutorial: Thrifty and Chic

I am absolutely IN LOVE with these shelves. I never knew how easy they were to put together until I saw this tutorial on how to make them yourself. They look so elegant and clean as well as add a rustic charm to any space you put them in. I also love that you can decorate them up with fun antique finds.


DIY Bathroom Sign

Create this adorable DIY Industrial Farmhouse Bathroom Sign with this easy to follow tutorial!

Tutorial: Cherished Bliss

Adding distressed metal to the space is a great look as well as adding more to the theme other than wood. This is a simple tutorial to make a bathroom sign using a wooden plaque from your local craft warehouse and then hot gluing galvanized letters onto it. I think I am totally doing this idea!



The Easiest DIY Farmhouse Candlesticks. Check out this easy tutorial to see how old spindles were used to make farmhouse style candlesticks in just a few simple steps!

Tutorial: Little Vintage Nest

Buying new candlesticks can be pricey. But often you will find a set at a thrift store or yard sale that you can chalk paint and then distress or antique. In this tutorial she used table legs. Candle sticks give any space charm as well as a simple but yet decorative accent to any space.



Thrift Store Finds


Tutorial: Sincerely Sara

The picture is pretty self explanatory but I love this idea because these things are so cheap at goodwill stores and thrift stores. If you were to buy them at an actual store You would be paying anywhere between $10-$20 for just one item. They would make a great display in a china hutch or even bring them out for serving platters at family gatherings.



Kitchen Herbs


Tutorial: Rustic and Woven

This project is on my to-do-list! In this tutorial she chalk painted terracotta pots and then stamped the letters onto them to spell out the herb. I think they are so cute and look great. I think clean looking herbs in the kitchen is a great idea. They offer a convenience as well as add greenery and charm to any space.


DIY High Beams


Tutorial: Jenna Sue Design

In the show Fixer Upper you will see ALOT  of beams in the design plan. Most of the time they use heavy real beams in the homes but I have seen them do wrap arounds like in this tutorial. I love this especially for those who have high ceilings. They give the ceilings a more drastic look and the eye will be drawn to the massive ceilings as well as give great symmetry to a room.




11 Gorgeous DIY farmhouse signs that are perfect for personalizing your walls without spending a lot of money.-

Source: Christina’s Adventures

Simple LARGE worded signs are great in decorating. They take up space which means less clutter in decorating and are also inviting to guests and members of the household.


Pantry Organizaton

Source: Creative Green Living

For me I am always looking for organization tips. Organizing the pantry with crates and over sized mason jars is a great idea. It serves for a clean look but still being decorative….. IN YOUR PANTRY! If that isn’t a terrific idea I don’t know what is! The pantry door is meant to be closed but If my pantry looked like this I wouldn’t mind showing it off.




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Tutorial: Making Manzanita

Adding a ship lap wall is a fun accent. I really like how they did this behind the toilet jazzing up a small space. I think this would be a great accent wall idea even on the wall of where your bed goes.



Triad of Narrow Whitewashed Mirrors Accented with Eucalyptus Wreath

Source: Home BNC

Adding a wreath to mirrors, windows, picture frames, walls, etc. It is a great accent to any room. As well as bringing in a little color into a rustic room. I for one am obsessed with wreaths. I feel like a piece of me is missing if there isn’t a wreath on my front door. So I love the idea of bringing a small one into my home somewhere as an accent piece.


Antique Doors

Repurposed Antique Door Farmhouse Decor -

Source: Down to Earth Style

I don’t think you can watch Fixer Upper without Joanna bringing in an old antique door that she found. I think adding one in places such as the pantry, laundry room or even an office adds a lot of charm.




Source: Knittering in Appalachia

Organizing a space with baskets or crates is a great decorating idea. Often times you can even find the metal baskets at the Dollar Store. It cleans up clutter but offers a great accent piece.