Candles are a home décor item that is a consistent sellout. There’s a reason many wholesale home décor stores carry them. A dynamic form of décor, there are dozens of unique ways to use candles in every room of your home. All you need to start is a classic white candle.
Where you take your candle game from there can rely on several things. You should consider the candle’s location, the décor surrounding it, how many candles you want, and what configuration to put them in. These elements will impact the way you light a room. It will change the atmosphere created from an inexpensive candle décor arrangement.
Make your home look warm, romantic, and alive. Here is how to up your candle game with premium candle décor ideas.
1. Candles for Sitting Areas
Like our ancestors from centuries ago, human beings are naturally attracted to fire. Large parties with multiple sitting areas use candles to light pathways or position on tables where you intend people to sit. They are used frequently for evening parties, weddings, graduations, and milestone celebrations.
2. Colored Candles
If the room feels a little empty, take it upon yourself to blend in an arrangement of differently colored candles. You want your candles to exhibit the same design style. For example, the candles can be single-color, layered colors, monochromatic, or three-color. If you choose to use various colored candles, ensure they look unified when placed side by side together.
3. Candles at Varying Heights
You may choose to create a home décor arrangement with candles with varying heights. Setup can be done by simply altering the surface on which a candle is presented. Be sure to orchestrate them in a gradual short-to-tall motion. You do not want to scramble candles at different heights and make them look random.
4. Mirrored Candle Trays
Mirrors and candles are a chic combo. Most people search for mirrors to hang or mount. Take yours and lay it flat. You can do this with any reflective surface. A candle placed here increases the light output and adds some visual intrigue that can admittedly be a little spooky. Ideally, you also want to avoid color clashes by matching the vibe of the candle to the mirror’s borders.
5. Candles in a V Form
An over-turned open-form ‘V’ is the perfect eye-catching presentation for a candle. Some decorators will DIY their backdrop with gemstones or use two mirrors meeting at a point with a candle arrangement in front. Tinted mirrors or tinted glass are also options. There are lots of opportunities to come up with a one-of-a-kind glittery décor arrangement here that twinkles.
6. Candles in a Birdcage
A birdcage has lots of air flowing through it. So long as the material isn’t coated with something flammable, putting one or more candles in a birdcage is an elegant and subtle way to feature them in your home décor. For this, you may want to save this presentation for only the most luxurious of occasions.
7. Small Fireplaces for Candles
A fireplace is just a box turned on one of its sides. Use this as a basis for creating little fireplaces in your space. Alternatively, if you have a fireplace already built into your home, use that! Place classic white pillar candles inside, ensuring the flame isn’t burning the top, and enjoy. If you’re nervous about the flame burning your fireplace box, remove the lid or consider a birdcage-Esque open design.
8. Mounted Candle Holder Pairs
Mounted candles are one of the most popular candle décor choices in modern minimalist homes. There are so many styles to use with how you mount. You can do this through mini-shelving, freestanding furniture, hooks, or other means. If you mount your candles, ensure you hang in pairs. A candle mounted on its looks lonely and unnatural in most examples.
9. Candles in Glass Bowls
Take a large glass punching bowl and fill it in with rocks to add interest to the piece. Then, position candles on top and ensure they are held firmly in place by the stones surrounding them. Alternatively, if you have a large glass bowl already filled with objects, you can repurpose it and up your candle game.
10. Candles in Mason Jars
If you do not want to crowd a set of candles together in a large glass bowl, split them up in a collection of mason jars instead. Arts and crafts doers love this because they can create minimalist-inspired terrarium arrangements. You can also decorate the outside with wrapped twine, wrapped ribbon, or other materials. The more mason jars, the better as well.
11. Single Candle for Mindfulness
Light your candle. Practice mindfulness. Blow out your candle. Make this a basic routine you use to lock into mindfulness quicker. Many people use a single candle for prayer as well. If you maintain a practice where a candle could benefit, add one to yours. Often, it is as simple as a large white candle on a plate.
12. Create a Dining Table Centerpiece
A dining table centerpiece is never going to be strictly candles. You may want to incorporate artificial plants, glass, metal, stone, or non-flammable abstract pieces. Go wild. Find a personality for your dining room, starting with a properly fitted centerpiece complete with a candle arrangement for light.
13. Make a Statement with a Lantern
Candles look their most magical when placed in a lantern. They’re also a very safe way to enjoy a lit candle, perfect for anyone apprehensive about an open flame indoors. Also, lanterns do not all look the same. If the typical rectangular, industrial-looking lantern isn’t appealing, try for something a little more abstract.