We like the way a few thoughtfully placed paper lanterns can turn up the eclectic vibe of a room in an instant. Just in time for this weekend's Chinese New Year (the year of the snake), here are 10 of our favorite rooms with just the right balance.
Above: A hallway through the lens of Amsterdam-based photographer Hotze Eisma.
Above: A mix of lanterns at the home of Australian designer Sibella Court.
Above: A single lantern hangs in textile designer Rosie Brown's flat in Edinburgh.
Above: Detail of a lantern hanging in Paper Day's attic studio via Miss Modish.
Above: DIY lanterns by Dottie Angel on SF Girl by Bay.
Above: Another view of Paper Day's Studio on Flickr.
Above: Hanging in the stairway at a Southampton home designed by Muriel Brandolini.
Above: A trio of lanterns in Eric Goode's Manhattan loft on Yatzer.
Above: Rudy de Amicis' house in Freunde von Freunden.