Light Up Your Space: Using Candles in Interior Design

Aside from adding pleasant scents to your home, decorating with candles can be an interesting way to spruce up your interior design.

Aside from adding pleasant scents to your home, decorating with candles can be an interesting way to spruce up your interior design.

 

These decorative pieces can appear to dance and bend according to the light breezes they are exposed to, and can add a dynamic touch wherever you place them.

 

Follow this guide to learn how to best use candles in interior design.

 

Wall Candleholders

Hanging candles on your walls may sound a bit dangerous, but there are holders made especially for this. This metal wall hanging adds a modern touch to your decor and bears about 14 candle holders. This gives you the functionality of light with an artistic feel. You can place these in a hallway or an empty wall in your living room.

 

Other candle holders come in single pieces, which can be placed vertically or horizontally along a hallway. Wall candleholders come in a wide variety of materials, colors, designs, and sizes to suit your home.

 

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Romantic Bedroom Candle Ideas

Why limit Valentine’s Day to just one day? Your bedroom can pulse with romantic vibes all year-round with the right candle placement.

 

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One simple way to adorn your bedroom is to place two candleholders on opposite sides of your bedframe. This will help you to relax after a long day at the office. Candleholders like this one placed on several cabinets can also provide a serene feel for your bedroom when you’re not in the mood for bright lighting. For added visual effects, place your candles opposite a mirror so the light is reflected.

 

Don’t neglect the use of candles in your bathroom either. Place candles around your tub and in front of the mirrors.

 

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Be careful to not fall asleep while candles are lit because it can pose a fire hazard.

 

Accents

If you live in an apartment devoid of natural light, candles are one way to simulate the feel of it. Table candle decorations do this easily. Try placing a candle inside a glass container. The light will reflect off the glass, and give a rustic feel to your living room.

 

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Candle holders like this one can be used with or without the candle – either way it will add a decorative element to your interior. Be creative with the patterns you create with your candles, as well as the placement. Use a candle chandelier instead of a traditional electrical fixture for elegant natural lighting. If you’re going for a vintage look, this type of lighting will coordinate well with your vintage furniture and ornaments.

 

Tiny Details

Sometimes the best ways to decorate with candles require very minimal effort. Focus on the colors and textures of each candle, and coordinate it with the color scheme of your home.

 

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Sometimes a single candle can make all the difference in a dull room. Try DIY projects by decorating store-bought candles with ribbons, glue, fabric, and even wax paint to paint their exteriors.

 

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Once you know how to decorate a room with candles, you’ll find your home has more space for natural lighting.