I ♥ lanterns, they feel outdoorsy but in a beachy, cute way. And I think they look great outside, but bring the outdoors in when they are on the inside of the house. They also look good hanging or sitting on a table, so the possibilities are endless :)
Pottery Barn Lanterns:
In Coastal living magazine
I forget where I found this photo but I like it!
I'll get some photos when I find mine - XOXO