Often, decorating a new home can be daunting. An empty space is like an artist with a blank canvas, sometimes it’s a bit scary. You always feel as though you will make a mistake that you can’t correct, and actually this is not true. With a few tried and true methods of decorating, you can have a home that you will enjoy walking into. Candles are one simple way to decorate a home and make it feel welcoming. A lot of designers and home stagers who decorate houses for sale, use candles to create an atmosphere for a potential buyer.
Here are 7 ways you can decorate your home with candles that will give it that ambiance you’ve been seeking:
1. Food Scented Candles for the Kitchen
It’s very homey to walk into an apple pie scented kitchen or one smelling like blueberry muffins. There are so many candles that smell like desserts these days, choosing is endless. One of the most inviting scents is cinnamon or cinnamon bun. In research it has been said that cinnamon bun attracts people to other people. So even if you’re not looking for a date, cinnamon is a great candle scent to choose.
2. Vanilla Candles are a Go-To
If you are not really fond of strong scents, vanilla is a nice way to go when decorating with scented candles. It is a delicious scent that is also very mild and familiar and won’t take over your senses. Vanilla candles can complement any home in the room. So they are not just perfect for the kitchen and dining areas but for any room in the house.
3. Pillar Candles for Fireplaces and Bookshelves
Pillar candles, scented or unscented, bring a majesty to a room no matter where you choose to place them, but they are particularly beautiful on top of tall bookshelves and over fireplaces and mantel pieces. Normally they come with stands that give some of them, a real vintage or antique quality. They are perfect for the center of the dining room table as well.
4. Candles for the Bedroom
Choosing candles for the bedroom can be a lot of fun. You can choose romantic candles like red tea lights or heart shapes and place them at your bedside or on a dresser, or you can choose candles that promote a restful sleep, such as lavender. Lavender, Vetiver, Chamomile, are just three scents that are proven to relax you and get you ready for a good night’s rest.
Warning: As with every room in the home, but particularly, the bedroom, don’t ever fall asleep while a candle is lit. When you feel yourself getting drowsy, immediately, blow all candles out before officially going to bed. Also, many candles, like lavender, are so heavily scented, they don’t even need to be lit. You can simply enjoy the effects of the aroma.
5. Using Candles in Wall Sconces
Wall sconces add a magic to your home that is quite enjoyable and welcoming. You can find wall sconces in many different styles, such as, modern, minimalist, antique and vintage. It is up to you what you like and what actually complements the rest of the decor. Again, these candles should not be left unattended for long periods of time or simply use them for decoration without lighting them. This is very common.
6. Electric Candles
There are many styles of electric candles out there today at your favorite home store or online. Electric candles are great for safety and homes where there are small kids. You can still enjoy a beautifully lit room with an electric candle just as you can with candles that require lighting, and you don’t have to worry about blowing them out.
7. Outdoor Candles
Candles, whether electric or real, look amazing lining a walkway to your front door. You can also use candles to decorate your outdoor furniture. Why not place one in the center of your outdoor dining table. Tea lights, the smaller candles, can be randomly placed around a pool area for a cocktail party or family gathering at night. Pillar candles that have tall bases look wonderful as well along a walkway path or surrounding the pool.