I have always liked the paper lantern and for the money, you can't get a better quality of light: soft, diffused, ambient. It adds a piece of sculpture to the room. When lit it resembles a full moon.
It has a simple basic shape, a large circle, which distributes light evenly around the room. The variations of this shade are endless made in glass, plastic, layers of paper and so pretty in color.
Very pleasant light over a dining table, much more flattering than a spot.
Good even light over a work space.
Dramatic grouped together in a large space.
Festive, fun and romantic moon light.