How to Use Candles to Decorate & Illuminate Your Home

The Charm of Candles.

Luxury candles are not only a powerful way to create different moods thanks to their scents but also an easy and instant way to accent and illuminate the heart of your home. Candles can be a decorative element in any home. In addition to being perfect when lighting a certain room, they can help to give warmth and tranquility. Then we are going to give you a series of ideas so that you can decorate your house with candles.

Illuminating with Candles

The light given by candles gives a special and unique lighting touch to any part of the house. If you are looking for a lot of light either for a bedroom or for a living room, it is best to opt for white candles that are large and thick. You must place them in specific places to get enough lighting but not disturb at any time.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for a slightly more modern style, you can always opt for strips of led lanterns. They will give enough light to the room you choose and you will also have that modern touch that you want.

One of the areas in which candles are a great option is the table, or indeed the dining room, since everyone has opted for them at some point when they wanted to achieve a moment of intimacy for a romantic dinner for example. If we choose to place a candle holder as a centerpiece, we can achieve beautiful lighting but sometimes it will not be enough, so a good option may be to choose individual, small candles and place a whole strip in one of them. the sides of the table (in this way they will not bother us at dinner time) and choose to place another strip on a shelf or corner of the dining room to achieve that “extra light” that we may need.

Scented Candles

If you want to make your house smell in a special way, you can choose to put a few scented candles in some areas of the house. Apart from placing them in rooms such as bedrooms or the living room, you can put them in the bathroom to get a place where you can forget about everything and relax. There is nothing better than taking a hot bath with mineral salts, playing relaxing music in the background and lighting some scented candles to escape from the business of the day and totally relax for a while. Try and you will see how you get a wonderful and splendid stay in the house.

How to Choose the Perfect Candles

The Use of the Candles: For small rooms, like the bathroom, you probably don’t need more than a votive candle or a candle in a small jar, whereas if the room is larger, like the living room or bedroom, you will need larger candles with more scents. intense, so that the perfume fills the room.

The Quality of the Candles: One of the most important things to keep in mind when choosing candles is that they are made of quality materials, by a reputable brand. Poor quality candles will literally dull your home, and will probably last less than quality candles, so price shouldn’t be a deciding factor when choosing the best candles to decorate your home.

The Size of the Candles: The candles come in a wide variety of formats, from small tea lights for essences burners and for soft lighting a room, to long traditional candles, modern and eye-catching lanterns, and even in jars. Depending on the use that you are going to give them, you will have to choose which is the best candle format. Something very popular today are the candles in jars, which reduce the possibility of the wax spilling or dripping on the table, avoiding stains, accidents and fires.

In Conclusion

Candles, in addition to decorating your home and serving as practical lighting accessories, can also provoke different moods and evoke different emotions depending on their colors and scents. This is why depending on the use you are going to give them and what you want to achieve with them, you should choose some candles or others.

Ellie Rodriguez is an Interior Designer who graduated in 2019 but with vast experience in the industry. Ellie planned, coordinated, and managed many big and small projects designing homes and offices. Ellie's favourite colours are gold and white, and now she is here to inspire you.