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Decorating with candles

Decorating with candles Author: Style At Home

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Decorating with candles

Of all the ways to decorate a room, candles are a personal favourite. That’s because they tickle the senses while adding ambience and drama to a room. They bring a sense of occasion to even the most ordinary of moments and remind us that our home is our sanctuary; an oasis of repose. Gone are the days when candles merely served to illuminate your home. Nowadays, they are as decorative as a framed piece of artwork, designed to complement a wide range of styles and personalities. Ready to start decorating with candles? Here are 10 candles to spark your interest.
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Seaside fantasy
You’ll swear you can smell the salty air thanks to the beautiful watery hue and crackle finish of these candles. They will make any room feel bright and breezy and the Aegean blue will soothe your senses. Pottery Barn, $15.23 – $39.08. accessories-candles-ceramic.jpg
Serenity now
Kick back at the end of a long day with these understated candlepots. As the flame peeks over the edge of the white ceramic, it will infuse the room with therapeutic scents like grapefruit and orchid. West Elm, $21.01. accessories-candles-floral.jpg
Naturally elegant
Set these sculptural candles afloat in a wide bowl to give create the illusion of a tiny pond in the middle of your table. Once they’re lit, the effect is magical and ideal for a romantic bedroom. Crate and Barrel, $13.84. accessories-candles-wooden.jpg
The great indoors
Bring the outdoor scents of your English secret garden into your home with these gorgeous glass candles – or give them as a gift. A mixture of natural aromas from around the world, they come in little stamped crates, giving them an exotic appeal. Restoration Hardware, $39 - $59. accessories-candles-glass.jpg
Drama and romance
Whether running through the centre of your dining table or lining a sideboard or mantel, tapers like these add dramatic flair and a sense of occasion. Pottery Barn, $13.25 - $19.87. accessories-candles-print.jpg
Sophisticated scent
Breathe the air of sophistication with this elegant candle that smells of oak. Perfect for a hall table or side table in the den and it’s a great complement when it comes to decorating the fireplace. Restoration Hardware, $49. accessories-candles-pretty.jpg
Feminine chic
These floral tins are wonderfully decorative and decidedly feminine. They come in a variety of floral and fruity combos that will envelope your home with subtle but soothing scents. Anthropologie, $20. accessories-candles-bath.jpg
Sensible scents
Apart from the pretty gift box in which they come, these soy-based candles are sourced from farming collectives promoting fair trade. Pair that with the therapeutic scents and it may bring you a little extra piece of mind. A lovely way to perk up your bathroom decor also. The Bay, $20. accessories-candles-studded.jpg
Retro and reusable
The delicious colour of this hobnailed glass makes this candle very appealing. What makes it even more attractive is that when the wick has burnt out, you can fill it with floral arrangements and rejuvenate your home decor! Indigo, $35. accessories-candles-script.jpg
Vintage charm
Lower the lights and create a vintage vibe with these French scroll tapers. A little wine and some good conversation and you’ll feel like you’re in an old Parisian salon. 5DollarFrenchMarket on Etsy, $5 each.
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