There’s no doubt – load shedding is a pain. Fortunately, these lovely lanterns could help add a little romantic ambience to lights-out time…

Whether you pop two or three in varying heights in the corner of a room, line a few along a windowsill or hang them from decorative hooks, lanterns are a lovely and cosy addition to any home this autumn.

With load shedding in full swing, lanterns and pillar candles are also practical additions to a home.  Thankfully, unlike many other load shedding essentials, they also happen to be attractive.

Here are a few lanterns we love the look of…

Going coastal

This metal trim glass lantern (R199,99) from Mr Price Home can be used indoors or outdoors with a pillar candle. It could be used to add coastal warmth to a beach home, but it’s just as at home in a minimalist urban chic apartment.

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Sophisticated in brass

For an opulent and sophisticated look, this hexagonal brass glass lantern R999,00 from Woolworths is simply exquisite.

Rustic chic

If you love the rustic or farmhouse look, this wooded lantern (R299,99) from Mr Price Home would fit beautifully in your abode.

A classic

If you’d describe your home décor style as classic and elegant, this vintage-look metal and glass rectangular lantern in taupe (R199,00) from Pamper Hamper may be the right choice for you.