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Outdoor lanterns — 7 picks to give a glow to your backyard

These outdoor lanterns will make spending time in your outdoor space more comfortable and chic

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With outdoor lanterns, you can provide a warm shine to all of your garden gatherings, and spruce up your space in an instant. These versatile lanterns have a range of designs so that regardless of the look of your outdoor space, you can integrate your choice within your surroundings to create a wonderful glow. 

Whether you want a hanging lantern or a piece to adorn your outdoor dining table, these choices are of the highest quality, so you don't have to worry about falling foul to adverse weather conditions or outdoor damage. Instead, with a combination of solid and elegant designs, these lanterns can light the way, allowing you to spend time outdoors even when the sun has set. 

There are so many backyard lighting ideas to consider as you shop around, from integrating large patio lanterns to delicate hanging lights. If you're looking to be sustainable in your garden design, then there are also plenty of solar outdoor lighting ideas to bring to life with these lanterns too, that simply require the glare of the sun to operate. Delve into these wonderful outdoor lanterns to truly lighten up your outdoor space. 


7 outdoor lanterns perfect for setting the ambiance outside 


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If you have a very specific vision of the outdoor lantern you want to use to invigorate your outdoor space, then there are plenty of stunning finds out there to browse. These are the retailers we would recommend for the best lighting to frame your garden:

Molly Cleary
Molly Cleary

 Molly is the Ecommerce Writer for Homes & Gardens and spends her time searching the internet for the next best thing for your home, with a focus on shopping edits and buying guides. Before joining Homes & Gardens, Molly graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in English Literature, with previous internships undertaken at The Economist in her summer breaks.