This light is perfect for that, "lantern look". I placed this in out breakfast nook. It gives off plenty of light and totally makes a statement, without any bling. I read other reviews stating they removed the glass panels, but I left them in...I'm sure I will kick myself later when cleaning them. The bronze patina finish is just right in my white kitchen, I loved this so much I brought the smaller version of this for my stair hallway.