Candles are delightfully romantic, and they’re also practical items to incorporate into your home decor. If you live in an region that’s prone to snowstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, or rolling blackouts, you’ll be much less inconvenienced by these incidents if your home has candles in place and ready to light when the power goes out.
If you’re interested in decorating with candles, we hope you’ll be inspired by the following suggestions and ideas:
Group Multiple Candles on a Tray
There are bunches of good reasons you might want to collect your candles onto a tray or board. For starters, they look super pretty that way. The tray can contain drips, protecting your furniture from stray dribbles of wax. Also, it’s easier to move your candles around if they’re all grouped together on a tray.
Collect Candles of Varying Heights and Widths Together
When it comes to candle placement, an asymmetrical arrangement can add drama and visual interest to your space.
Try Using One Candle Per Place Setting
In situations where your table centerpiece doesn’t incorporate a candle into the design, you may wish to allocate one candle per place setting at the table. Tall taper candles like the ones pictured here give an elegant and formal look. If you’d like to go a little more casual, you could use small votives or tea lights instead.
Have you ever given any thought to making your own candles that precisely complement your decorating style and scent preferences? If this idea is of interest to you, the following books could help you learn how to make your own candles:
These are some of our best tips and suggestions for decorating with candles. We hope you found these ideas helpful, interesting and inspiring. Happy decorating!
This page was last updated on 8-29-2019.