Cool Girls Everywhere Are Losing It Over This Iconic Décor Trend—It's $5 at IKEA

We never thought we'd say it, but after a seriously steaming hot summer, the MyDomaine team is desperate for a cool change. The thought of warm wooly throws and cozy candlelit nights has us all falling for the new season ahead. And to help cast a warm glow on a moodier season, there's one iconic décor trend all the cool girls are buying up: the paper lantern. It's part of the NYC décor capsule.

The original creator of these handmade paper light sculptures was Isamu Noguchi in 1951, and they've been revered (and copied) ever since. Our home décor editor signaled a resurgence in her fall/winter 2018 trend report, but we've been tracking its rise for a while now. Interior designer and HGTV star Leanne Ford has featured the classic lighting in several homes, including in the dining room of this midcentury modern oasis and as an art installation for the indoor pool of this Pittsburgh home.

But we're now seeing new fabric iterations of the trend in lovely pastel colors and oval shapes. Get ready for more. Besides, after exposed bulbs exploded in popularity with the industrial design boom (sorry, Edison, you're out), we're more than ready for a change. So take your pick from some of our favorites below, including a $5 bargain from IKEA.