Candle Decoration Ideas for Every Home
Candles are the best way to add a cosy accent to your home! They’re relatively inexpensive, space-savvy and they can really accentuate less celebrated areas of a room – basically, they’re the perfect household accessory no matter where you live. Now, candle decoration isn’t necessarily a case of buying something you like the smell of and plonking it on your coffee table, a little thought and calculation need to be practised in order to create something truly homely and comforting for your house. Here are a few inspired candle decoration ideas to spark your interior imagination…
Candles floating in water are incredibly gorgeous and fantastic for adding a little subtle opulence and warm ambience to a minimalist or Hamptons style space. A floating candle scene is going to evoke a sense of harmony and tranquillity, so try to place yours at the centre of a statement table or on display at your entryway to get the absolute most out of your efforts. You can either go rather simple here or get super creative. For the minimalists, a clear bowl or fishbowl shaped vase filled halfway with water with a few floating tealights inside is perfect. Want to express your refined creativity? Go for slim, drinking glass style containers filled with water and enhanced with a couple of dried twigs.
A table basin is the perfect dinner table centrepiece, all year round. Fill a striking black ceramic basin with soft moss, potpourri or dried flowers to nest your candles. Opt for a large glass candle and add layers of texture with a few pillar accents on light and bright stands. This is very impressive and perfect for adding an artistic edge to entertaining.
A candle cube will bring some thematic softness to a contemporary, modern or minimalist household. Choose a clean, statement cube and add three white candles, it’s simple, elegant and very warming without straying from the desired atmosphere of a refined, restrained home.
If you love a bohemian, sumptuous and slightly gothic home, then this is the one for you! Candles are an easy way of bringing that lived in, moody feel to space – you just need to grab a couple of pillar style candles and some glass bottles. Place pillar candles inside of three to five different shaped and tinted glass bottles, really, you can use whatever you have lying around as long as it has a relatively thin neck. Let your candles burn for a couple of hours and watch the glorious, trickle-down effect that happens. This will look particularly effective on green or brown tinted glass.
Zen Garden Inspired Scene
Zen gardens are all about mindfulness, meditation and tranquillity – who wouldn’t want a bit of that in their home! Transform a same-same candle by creating your very own take on a traditional Zen garden. Fill a large, wide glass vase with pebbles, moss and twigs before placing your statement candle in the middle.
Repurposed Mason Jars
Another use for your trusty mason jars! Drop a tealight in one of your empty jars and tie a hessian rope around the neck for a whimsical, playful touch to dinnertime.
Lanterns are fabulous, big or small! A statement lantern in the corner of the room is perfect for bringing a bit of warmth to a rental space that’s lacking character or creature comforts such as a fireplace. Smaller lanterns can be very cutesy if you choose a paper style or you layer up a couple of options on a side table.
These candle decoration styles are sure to make your home feel perfectly stylish, designed and comfortable in the strike of a match. Don’t forget to choose some warming, aromatic candle fragrances to take the cosiness factor up a notch!