Raise the Red Lantern: 10 Chinese Paper Lanterns for the New Year

Alexa Hotz

We like the way a few thoughtfully placed paper lanterns in a room can turn up the eclectic vibe in an instant. Just in time for the Chinese New Year (the Year of the Horse begins today), here are 10 of our favorite examples:

Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns | Remodelista
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Chinese New Year Paper Lanterns | Remodelista

Above: A hallway through the lens of Amsterdam-based photographer Hotze Eisma.

Chinese Lanterns at Sibella Court's Home
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Chinese Lanterns at Sibella Court's Home

Above: A mix of lanterns in the home of Australian designer and creative director Sibella Court.

Chinese Lantern in Edinburgh Flat, Remodelista
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Chinese Lantern in Edinburgh Flat, Remodelista

Above: A single lantern hangs in textile designer Rosie Brown's flat in Edinburgh.

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Above: A medly of lanterns in the home of Jess Brown, spotlighted in our post: West Marin's Accidental Doll Maker. Photography by Mimi Giboin.

Detail of a Chinese Lantern in Paper Day's Studio, Remodelista
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Detail of a Chinese Lantern in Paper Day's Studio, Remodelista

Above: Detail of a lantern hanging in Paper Day's attic studio via Miss Modish.

Pink and Yellow Chinese Lanterns, Remodelista
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Pink and Yellow Chinese Lanterns, Remodelista

Above: DIY lanterns by Dottie Angel on SF Girl by Bay.

Chinese Lanterns Hanging in Paper Day's Studio, Remodelista
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Chinese Lanterns Hanging in Paper Day's Studio, Remodelista

Above: Another view of Paper Day's Studio via Flickr.

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Above: Hanging in the stairway of a Southampton house designed by Muriel Brandolini.

Lillian Day Photograph Seen on Desire to Inspire, Remodelista
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Lillian Day Photograph Seen on Desire to Inspire, Remodelista

Above: Two small accordion lanterns photographed by Lillian Day on Flickr, via Desire to Inspire.

Eric Goode's Apartment in Manhattan, Remodelista
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Eric Goode's Apartment in Manhattan, Remodelista

Above: A trio of lanterns in Eric Goode's Manhattan loft on Yatzer.

Chinese Lanterns at Rudy de Amicis' Home, Remodelista
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Chinese Lanterns at Rudy de Amicis' Home, Remodelista

Above: Rudy de Amicis' house in Freunde von Freunden.

Dagmar Daley Living Room and Chinese Lanterns | Remodelista
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Dagmar Daley Living Room and Chinese Lanterns | Remodelista

Above: Vintage lanterns in the San Francisco home of children's clothing designer Dagmar Daley from our recent post: The Disappearing Home Office.

Thinking of rice paper globes instead? See Vanessa Bruno's surprising design choice. Also have a look at 5 Quick Fixes: Oversized Noguchi Lanterns.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on February 8, 2013 as part of our On the Mountain issue.