Hello Fabulistas! I’ve been thinking of interesting ways to light the home. After all, well-lit rooms feel happier! I like to find unique ways to light all four corners of a room. Candles are a fabulous way to bring light into a space while adding a little glamour. Here are a few ways I like to incorporate candle light into rooms.
Add a Candle Chandelier
Candle light is simply the most gorgeous form of light. Why not use actual candles above a dining table, or in a foyer? Candle chandeliers feel weighty, like they have some history behind them. You can opt for modern OR traditional versions. Both give off great light!
Light Your Bookcase!
My clients are often confused about how to decorate their bookcases without having them feel cluttered. I like to fill a few shelves with candles. They add a little shimmer and draw your eye from across the room. Candles in bookcases make me feel like I’m in a glamorous hotel, don’t you agree?
from Joss and Main
Fill an Empty Fireplace with Candles
If you don’t have a working fireplace, candles are the easiest way to bring light and heat to your space. I like to use a cluster of tall, medium and short pillar candles inside my fireplace. The large grouping will add a lot of light and warmth to the room.
Arrange a Candle-Lit Table Setting
Candles are a fabulous table setting idea, and they are so easy to use! You can use pillar candles alone, or use tea lights in vases or bowls. There are so many looks you can achieve with candles, your table can look different every time! Play with the different sizes and shapes and see what fits your home and your personality.
from Modern Country Style
Group on an Accent Table
Sometimes the best decor on an accent table is something simple. While I try to look for things that represent me, sometimes I avoid the clutter and stick with something elegant, like candles. You can place a grouping on a foyer table, dining buffet, or even on a side table. Use your imagination!
While candle light is gorgeous and sets a mood for you and your family, please be careful! I blow out candles when I leave a room, and I’m very careful to keep them out of reach of children and pets. Where do you light your home with candles?