Greet your guests in style! Your lanterns should look like they were made for your house's design and scale. The lanterns should be about 1/5th the height and width of your doorway, including wood moldings and mounted no higher than the top of the door. It is helpful to make a simple template from a grocery bag and stand back at the street to see if you like the shape and size.....lanterns seem to shrink outside. Please email photos for our opinion if you're unsure about the size or shape. To lessen glare and add charm, we prefer several low wattage bulbs (under 25 watts) rather than one high wattage.