Candles are something that many people don’t immediately think of when planning their home décor, but they’re well worth including. As well as providing a beautiful soft light, candles can help make your house feel warm and welcoming, as well as also providing a splash of color or even a scent in the room if desired.
Candles are so versatile, and can be matched to your room’s colors, shapes, décor and style. They suite both contemporary and vintage designs and come in all shapes and sizes. They’re also inexpensive, and can be changed around or switched out to decorate for different seasons, as well as to celebrate special holidays.
There are a number of ways you can decorate your home with candles. A popular method is to create clusters around a room. One way you can do this is to choose candles of differing heights or widths and group them together. Remember, odd numbers always look best in these arrangements.
While arranging a cluster of candles is popular in the bathroom or bedroom, think about using them in other areas of the house too. A soft light and gentle scent from a designer candle can be a gorgeous way to welcome people to your home. Dinner by candlelight is an old favorite for a reason, and by using candles in your sitting area or living room you can create a calming atmosphere to relax to at night. Other places you can use candles to decorate your home include window sills, coffee tables and sideboards or even in an un-used fireplace.
Along with brightening your home, candles also have a place when decorating any spaces outdoors. As well as providing lighting when the sun goes down specially made candles can help keep the bugs away! Along with table centerpieces, think about including lanterns with tea light candles dotted around your outside space for a magical effect.
Looking for an extra special display? Try these unique ideas to decorate your home with candles:
- Light the way up a staircase by placing a candle on each step.
- Get crafty and decorate old tins or glass jars to create unique candle holders.
- Co-ordinate different sized candles or candle holders along a theme (for example a single color) for an inexpensive way to create an breathtaking display.
- Include natural items in the base of candle holders, such as sand or pebbles, to introduce new textures and interest to the display.
Don’t be afraid to play around with different candle heights, colors, and display vessels. You may be surprised by what you create.