Chinese hanging lanterns are believed to bring you good luck and prosperity, and when hung in the entrances to your home or business are used to ward off evil spirits.  Beautiful Chinese hanging lanterns create a beautiful decorative effect almost anywhere they are hung. Colorful and bright, they convey a homely feeling and are quite prevalent in the Orient. 

Chinese Hanging Lanterns

Chinese lanterns are made from paper and wood and exhibit stunning Oriental designs such as the dragon, the yin-yang symbol, the Buddha, Chinese characters and more. Sometimes they are also connected to string lights, for those looking to create a festive and colorful mood at any party, event or gathering. These party string lights are ideal for holidays such as Christmas and New Years.

If a traditional look is more what you are looking for then think of stunning silk lanterns.  Classic, simple, and elegant.  These lanterns are the perfect way to decorate your home and add an Asian atmosphere to any setting. The Chinese have used paper hanging lamps for centuries to brighten and decorate their environment, while Japanese hanging lamps are an indispensable element in many festivals.  They are great for suspending in traditional wedding marquees, barns with exposed beams or hotel conference rooms.

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Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and talent offering design tips.