Home decor: Five fall favorites #4–candlelight
Nothing creates ambience like candlelight! It can spell fun when the power goes out and all the rooms are lit with candles. It can certainly spell romance with a tub surrounded by candles or a beautiful table lit with dozens of tiny tealights. A scented candle can add additional ambience by providing aromas that remind us of certain holidays (spruce or pumpkin pie) or evoke a feeling of restfulness (lavender) or romance (musk).
There is a large selection of candles to choose from and they are available in every color and scent imaginable:
- Pillars are round candles that can range in size froma small 3″ height up to 2 or 2 feet in height. Place these candles in hurricanes, on candle holders or group them together on a mirrored tray to double the effect.
- Tapers are the tall, skinny candles that are used in a candlabra or candle holders. Choose beeswax candles for less smoke and an even burn.
- Votives are a smaller version of a pillar candle and are meant to fit inside a votive holder to add a small amount of light to a space.
- A tealight is a small candle that is encased in it’s own plastic or metal holder. Simply drop these tealights into a votice holder or float decorative ones in a pretty bowl.
Tips: soy candles produce less soot and last longer–realistic battery operated candles should be used in areas that are left unattended and/or where children are present–always burn the wick of a candle when they are used for display–use unscented candles during a meal–safety first–never leave a candle left unattended and keep the flame away from draperies, upholstery, pillows and open windows.
Let candles light up your night or your next party or, for a special treat, light the candles on an ordinary day and turn it into an extraordinary day.