Lanterns are usually used to add atmosphere to indoor settings. But, as Spring arrives, warmer evenings will follow, so attention will turn to making your garden perfect for those cosy summer evenings.

For a lower level of lighting, why not consider adding a lantern or pair of lanterns to your outdoor seating area?

Here, we’ve picked out 10 of our favourites currently on the market.

1. Heavy Boheme Light


Price: £189
Moda Furnishings

With a unique composition and metal housing, this lantern will add a contemporary finish to any arrangement. The LED lamp can be charged by solar-power or USB, ensuring it’s ready whenever you need it to be.

2. Gold Aurelia Hurricane Lantern

Gold Aurelia Hurricane Lantern, £49 from Ella James

Price: from £49.99
Ella James

The elegant house shape of this lantern is a classic design that works in both the house and the garden and can be transported between the two. It pairs perfectly with pillar candles for evening ambiance.

3. Cosi Fires Cosi Coop Lantern

Cosi Fires Cosi Coop Lantern, £99.95 from Cuckooland

Price: £99.95

This chic Scandi style glass & metal lantern will not only add a pop of colour to your space but will add some warmth and ambient light to your outdoor seating area.

4. Markham Lantern

Markham Lantern, £85 from The White Company

Price: £85.00
The White Company

This traditional medium-sized lantern is crafted from steel with a beautiful antique brushed finish. It features a hinged door, statement handle and mirrored base, and can hold up to two pillar candles.

5. Tabletop Solar Lantern

Tabletop Solar Lantern, £119 from Bridgman

Price: £119.00

This modern, solar powered lantern promises up to 200 hours of light per charge. It features a brightness of 300 lumens, a motion sensor, dimming capabilities and adaptive tech that memorises user settings.

6. Stetson Outdoor Lantern

Stetson Outdoor Lantern, £1131 from Arteriors

Price: £1131.00

Made for the outdoors, this stylish, aged-brass lantern combines industrial style with a modern finish. The opal glass-concealed bulb delivers a warm light, perfect for summer evenings.

7. Kabu Wooden Lantern

Kabu Wooden Lantern, £39.95 from Shimu

Price: £44.50

These stylish wooden lanterns are carved from sustainable mango wood in a curved pumpkin shape. The natural wooden frame surrounds a clear glass cylinder, designed to hold a church candle. Available in two sizes.

8. Squall Storm Lantern

Blue Bamboo Lantern, £36.99 from Dobbies

Price: from £56.00 each

With a chunky “cherry” marble base, this lantern from Pooky is beautiful and commanding inside or out. Available in three sizes.

9. Tribu Lantern

Tribu Lantern, £270 from GoModernFurniture

Price: £270
Go Modern Ltd

This luxury garden lantern is made with sustainable teak and thermically toughened glass. Available with or without the base, it will suit gardens both contemporary and classic in style.

10. White Cut Out Lantern with TruGlow Candle

White Cut Out Lantern with TruGlow Candle, £34.99 from Lights4Fun

Price: £34.99

This on-trend white lantern comes complete with a LED candle, ideal for families with young children or pets.