Come nightfall, humans naturally gravitate toward a well-lit place: A dark porch, driveway or patio is simply not very inviting.

As you uncover the patio furniture and prepare your garden for the warm weather, check that all of the bulbs in your outdoor lights work properly. In fact, maybe it’s time to enhance your home’s curb appeal by upgrading your light fixtures. Here are some of our favorite lanterns:

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Feeling fancy? These antique lanterns once lit up the churches and courtyards of Europe before finding themselves rescued, rewired and listed online “for sale to the trade.”

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Ideal for your petit château, no?

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These large 1940s lanterns come with brackets and have a fun story behind them:

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What would the neighbors think of these beauties? You should probably bring them into the garage or mud room if we have a hurricane warning:

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Or you might prefer a more polished look.

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You can pretend you’ve had these for decades:

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The quatrefoil detail and dimpled glass on these would be a good accent for an Arts & Crafts home:

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