When it comes to cheap and simple ways to add atmosphere to your home, using candles is one of the top options. You can purchase candles for such a low cost, and the value that they add is so great that you’ll wonder why you ever spent money on fancy lighting! Here we’ve put together five ways that you can creatively use a candle to create special effects in your home.
Boost the romantic vibe
Candles are one of the best ways to make a space feel more romantic and intimate. Just imagine your bedroom or living room with plush, comfy pillows and fabrics….with the lights on. Not very romantic, is it? But turn down the lights and light a few candles, and the mood is entirely shifted.
Add soft lighting
Sometimes you really just want soft lighting in a room, instead of the harsher lighting provided by electric lights. You might want to use candles in the room in the evening, to help you wind down before bed. Softer lighting is relaxing and calming, a great way to enjoy your space after dinner with your family or loved one.
Enjoy great scents
Have you ever walked into a space and just breathed in slowly and smiled, picking up a soft note of fragrance in the air? Candles can add a delicious yet subtle scent to the air that will make your home soft, warm and inviting. They are a great option also if you have pets which might add a less pleasing scent to the air.
Create a festive atmosphere
The holidays are one time of year that you’ll really see the candles come out, and for good reason! They are a great way to boost the holiday spirit and festive vibe at home. Use tall red, white and silver candles around Christmastime, or cover candles in festive ribbon. In the fall, orange candles scented with pumpkin or red cinnamon candles create a fun autumn atmosphere!
Create a chic design
You can use candles together to create lines or designs on your shelves or other areas of your home, adding a creative touch to your interior look. Line a mantle with candles or use candles in the middle of your dining table to create a cozy dining space.
Along with some really nicely designed candle holders and glass candle holders you can use candles together to create lines or designs on your shelves or other areas of your home, adding a creative touch to your interior look.