Decorative Candles: A Great Option For Your Home

Decorative Candles: A Great Option For Your Home

Last update: 28 December, 2018

Decorative candles let you illuminate, add warmth, and create a cozy vibe. You can use them for all kinds of events, from birthdays to romantic dinners to casual hangouts.

Also, with decorative candles, you can get a comfortable, warm atmosphere. Just light the wick and watch how the environment changes, creating peace, relaxation, and romance.

However, choosing the right decorative candles isn’t always an easy task. You need to take several aspects into account, such as where to place them and how long they’ll last.

What do you need to know when buying decorative candles?

It’s important to choose decorative candles that are made with quality materials because they’ll give a better light to your home and last longer.

However, before buying, you also need to think about where you are going to place them.  What you’ll use them for since factors such as intensity, duration, and aroma will also come into play.

Also, we all know it’s different buying a few candles to light a dinner party than it is to buying decorative candles that will serve as the only light in a room.

The wicks are also a factor to consider since they frequently are used based on the type of raw material of the candle. Some options are:

  • Beeswax
  • Paraffin
  • Palm wax
  • Stearin
  • Glycerin

Ideas to show off decorative candles

Don’t throw away old jars!

You can use old jars or cans to make original candle holders. You can also use these in any room in your house or on the porch or balcony as a form of ambient light.

Decorative candles can also be the perfect touch for events. Alongside small twinkle lights, candles create a romantic atmosphere.

All natural

An original way to surprise your guests is candles with natural elements. You can take the peel from an orange or lemon and put a candle inside. To highlight this unique candle “holder,” you can choose light colored or white candles.

There are natural options for decorative candles.

You can also make naturally aromatic candles with coffee. Just put a candle in the center of a container and surround it by coffee beans.

The aroma of coffee will start to come out once the candle begins to melt. The hot wax will hit the coffee and awaken the wonderful smell of coffee. Consequently, apart from a natural touch, your home will smell great.

Wine bottles or candles?

Take an empty wine bottle and wash it well. You can paint the bottle with spray paint. Alternatively, if you want a more industrial look, leave it as is. Next, put a paraffin candle in and push it in well so it doesn’t fall out.

You can use old wine bottles to create decorative candles.

You can also place the candle on the cork and put the cork back into the bottle. This way you can combine all three elements: the bottle, cork, and candle.

Another good idea with lots of charm to incorporate decorative candles is to put small aromatic candles inside a demijohn. At night, they will look beautiful.

Charming lanterns

With simple paper bags, you can make lanterns ideal for parties on a balcony or the beach. First, take a bag that’s slightly see-through and fill it with sand at the bottom.

Then, put in a candle that’s not too big. It’s as simple as that! You’ll get an authentic ‘lantern’ effect that will create a special atmosphere.

You can also buy a large glass jar or container and attach a string or wire loop so you can hang it. These are great to hand on trees or near the fireplace as decoration.

Decorative candles help create a pleasant, cozy atmosphere.

Putting candles in water is another way to present decorative candles.

Decorative candles in water

Candles floating in water is a great idea for meals or outdoor events. You can place candles in a narrow, long glass bowl filled with water. These look great for decorating tables or surrounding a centerpiece of flowers.

This type of candle is also a great way to feature a glass bowl. In addition, you can also take flower petals and scatter them in the water along with the candles.

Another option is to put small candles in walnut shells. Because these shells float, you can place them in water as well. This is an original way to surprise guests and create ambiance.

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