Paper Pendant Lamp

Pendant lamps are a lovely way to light the home, but sometimes they are too heavy to mount. If that is your issue, a paper pendant lamp might be the solution. They are stylish, attractive, and we have plenty of options to match the aesthetic of your home. They can suit any taste and accept typical lamp light bulbs. Take a look at our collection and see if a paper pendant lamp is right for your space.

Pair of Stylish Paper Ceiling Lamps

Pair of Stylish Paper Ceiling Lamps

$147.99 $210.99

Pair of Stylish Paper Ceiling Lamps

Breakwater Bay

$147.99 $210.99

Stylish and perfect for accent lighting on either side of a mirror in the bathroom or two different rooms of your home, these black and white striped 15-inch paper lamps can add a touch of modern style to any area of your home or office.

Large paper lantern pendant lights

Large paper lantern pendant lights

Large paper lantern pendant lights

Zhuoceng CO., LTD

Perfect For: Any minimalist space with Japanese influences

What We Like: They’re really easy to install

Although they’re made from delicate rice paper, these Japanese-inspired pendant lights are surprisingly sturdy thanks to a solid pattern and oval shape. However, you must be very gentle when installing these because they are still relatively fragile compared to a wood or iron light fixture. They measure 16” x 9.5” and they’re compatible with LED light bulbs with a max wattage of 60W.

Designer Advice:

These lamps are designed to create a soft, inviting ambience, making them ideal for a modern minimalist kitchen with wooden floors, granite countertops and white cabinets. You may also use them to dress up a wabi-sabi style bedroom with simple furnishings and neutral hues.

What Users Say:

Surprisingly sturdy for being paper. Knocked it around trying to get a larger bulb in it, finally did and not one tear.

Collapsible rice paper lantern light fixture

Collapsible rice paper lantern light fixture

Collapsible rice paper lantern light fixture


Perfect For: A mid-century modern dining room

What We Like: It’ll soften the light of even the brightest light bulb

The quality and beauty of this textured rice paper light fixture is unmatched. It’s shaped like an orb and it comes with a 15-foot cord with a line switch for easy installation. It’s also a smart outlet compatible with dimensions of 19” x 19” and has collapsible bamboo ribs that allow you to fold it up when you want to switch to another light fixture.

Designer Advice:

Hang it above an elegant dining room table with a moss plant arrangement, or use it to decorate a transitional living room with mid-century accents. It’ll bring the space together while emitting a satisfyingly soft light without any glare.

What Users Say:

We LOVE this light! Super easy to assemble. Came with all needed pieces. We love the soft & happy light it gives off. Completely recommend!

Uniquely Shaped Paper Light Fixtures

Uniquely Shaped Paper Light Fixtures

Uniquely Shaped Paper Light Fixtures


Measuring 22 inches in diameter and perfect for 40-watt or less bulbs, this uniquely shaped paper light fixture is a stylish and eye-catching addition to your home. Available in an off-white color, it can work for gentle accent lighting above a desk, in the center of the room, or as ambient lighting in a bedroom.

Designer Advice:

We love the unique shape of this lamp shade. It’s easy to notice but not obtrusive, making it a stylish addition to any room’s decor style. It can work perfectly well in a living room, entryway, or kitchen regardless of whether the decor style is modern, contemporary, or eclectic

Whimsical Cloud Shaped Large Paper Pendant Light 

Whimsical Cloud Shaped Large Paper Pendant Light 

Whimsical Cloud Shaped Large Paper Pendant Light 


If you love a touch of whimsy or want to go for a more artistic direction in your home, this 24-inch cloud-shaped paper light can be a great addition. Perfect for children’s rooms, dens, or the foyer, you’ll find this unique and whimsical light to make an ideal conversation piece with visitors.

Designer Advice:

We love the absolutely unique nature this whimsical pendant light offers. It is unlike any other paper pendant light we have seen, and it brings to mind visions of playfulness and fun. Perfect for children’s rooms or any area where you want a touch of the outdoors with the cloud shape.

Wabi Sabi Paper Ceiling Light 

Wabi Sabi Paper Ceiling Light 

Wabi Sabi Paper Ceiling Light 

Available in sizes up to 47 inches in diameter, this stylish and pristine round paper ceiling light can be an excellent way to add accent lighting to your home or as a way to decorate a special event. Perfectly fitting for weddings, anniversaries, and more, you’ll find these paper lamps can be a unique and stylish addition to any home, office, or event.

Elegant and Stunning Paper Pendant Light 

Elegant and Stunning Paper Pendant Light 

Elegant and Stunning Paper Pendant Light 


Measuring 22 inches in diameter and displaying a unique shape and pattern, this ceiling pendant light fixture can be a great addition to any room in your home. Perfect for providing accent or ambient lighting with a 40-watt bulb, you’ll be able to include this light in any area of your home.

Designer Advice:

We love seeing this pendant light in a kitchen, dining room, or entryway. The unique design and stylish shape is something we feel needs to be admired by your family and visitors. The large size but neutral off-white tone helps make it easy for this light to blend into any existing decor easily.

Kraft paper lantern pendant light

Kraft paper lantern pendant light

Kraft paper lantern pendant light


Perfect For: A sophisticated space

What We Like: It’s handmade and uniquely designed

This lantern pendant light is handcrafted from high-quality kraft paper with an Origami water droplet design. Thanks to an inner layer of PVC material, it’s resistant to high temperatures and waterproof as well. It measures 13"w x 14"h with a 40 watt light bulb capacity.

Designer Advice:

Although simple in design, this pendant light is handmade and incredibly versatile. It can fit into any setting, from a romantic shabby chic bedroom to an elegant living room.

What Users Say:

Basic design but super easy to install. Versatile.

Set of Two Oblong Paper Pendant Lights 

Set of Two Oblong Paper Pendant Lights 

Set of Two Oblong Paper Pendant Lights 

Creative Co-Op

With each measuring just over 14 inches tall, this set of two paper pendant lights can work for many areas in your home. Use them as accents on either side of a mirror or window or as overhead lighting on opposite ends of an oval dining room table for a unique touch in your home.

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Buying Guide

When Japanese designer and artist Isamu Noguchi created the Akari hanging lamps, little did he know that it would become ubiquitous with paper pendant lighting around the world. It would be fair to say that almost every paper pendant lamp that we see on the internet today, draws inspiration from Noguchi’s creation in one way or the other.

The fragile but airy construction, the thin frame or the complete lack of it, clubbed with brilliant artistry gives a lightweight twist, to an otherwise, traditional and heavy lighting fixture. That’s what makes paper pendant lamps ideal for aesthetics, functionality as well as ambience.

If you are looking to add one of these versatile lamps to your home, then here’s some help.

Paper pendants can be styled traditionally, with highly ornate designs that draw inspiration from vintage décor. Or, it can be transitional or contemporary, or a blend of everything. Nothing’s written in stone.

For example, a Chinese lantern with a vintage chain that hangs from the ceiling. Or an ornate drum pendant with a simple rope that suspends it from the ceiling. There is no dearth of choices.

Paper pendant lamps can cast the beam downwards or upwards depending on the design.

  • Down lighting is the more natural choice if the pendant is hung over a kitchen island or a billiards table or in an entryway. It provides you with a more focused beam of light that improves visibility for the task that you are performing.
  • Up lighting in paper pendants is less common. But it is an option that can be used effectively to improve the ambient lighting in a space. Pendants with candle-styled lights in particular make great accent pieces in a layered lighting setup.

You can also select the paper pendant light depending on its intended use and the location where it will be installed.

  • A drum pendant, for example, is mainly used in large living rooms. These have a drum-shaped, upward pointing pendant often with multiple lighting fixtures.
  • Bowl pendants, on the other hand, can be used as task lights and installed over kitchen tables or work desks.
  • Entryways and foyers usually have bell pendants because they are intended to be more decorative than functional.
  • Mini pendants, on the other hand, can be fixed just about anywhere.

A quick search on the internet will give you access to thousands of DIY tutorials to make paper pendant lamps. And some of them are so detailed, that it’s akin to having a tutor grab your hands and guide you one step at a time.

Did ‘Arts and Crafts’ class give your nightmares in school? This might be a great opportunity to hone your skills and gain some boasting rights in your circle. DIY paper lamps look stunning. But more importantly, there’s nothing more satisfying than to see your own handicraft garner praises.

If you are juggling one thing too many, then you can always buy one off the shelf. There are thousands of designs to choose from.

Pendant paper lamps can be made of rice paper (Chinese lanterns), pretty paper, construction paper or tissue paper.

  • If you are looking for a soft, diffused light, then construction paper works best. It is available at most arts and crafts stores and it is easy to work with.
  • Tissue paper is more translucent. But you can always use a dimmer to soften the glow.
  • Rice paper is an excellent choice due to its texture and the finish. However, it might not be available as easily as some of the other options.

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