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Decorating with Candles

Light up your home

Candles add soft light to a room and create a sense of serenity. Best of all, they add atmosphere and romance. 

Candles come in most any shape, size and color – from small votive candles to large, tall candles that can sit on the floor and become a focal point of a room.

Candles look especially nice when mixed with flowers, books, lanterns, or seashells to create an artistic vignette. It’s fun to update candles for holidays, too.

A living room lit up with candle leight. Candles add soft light to a room and an atmosphere of romance.

Where to display candles

Candles can be displayed in many places in a room, including on:

  • Dining tables
  • Mantles
  • Coffee tables or end tables
  • Bathroom counters and around the bathtub
  • Dressers and bureaus in the bedroom
  • Window sills 
  • Shelves
  • The inside of your fireplace in summer

Think about using candles in pairs or even larger groups, with candles of differing sizes and shapes.

A dining room with flowers and candles. Candles look especially nice when mixed with flowers.

Make safety a priority

Always make safety a priority when you decorate with candles. Make sure, candles are at a distance from anything that could be flammable and that they sit on a heat-resistant surface. And be vigilant about putting them out before you leave the house or go to bed.

Warm up the mood in your living environment by adding candles to your décor. They’re perfect for the cold winter months and continue to add beauty all year long.

A bathroom with bathtub and lit candles. Display candles around the bathtub to create a sense of serenity.
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