Christmas decorations are considered incomplete without candles. Decorative candles lit and put on a nice Christmas dinner table can render an exceptional warmth and joy. Christmas candle decorations are affordable, easy to perform and make the home look more welcoming. There are several types of candles that can be used.
As a matter of fact, Christmas candles are not different from other decorative candles that you may find in shops. But since they are only lit up during Christmas, it gives them a unique festive look. The candles are typically designed with the Christmas themes and often come in attractive colors and designs. The best part about candles is that one can avoid the luxurious types that come in costly, branded containers.
Decorating tips with candles
The key factor is to change the candle heights but stick to one color. Apart from the benefit of keeping your candle shopping simple, it creates a polished and attractive look that suits any occasion. Buy a variety of pillar, tea light, tapered and votive candles. Most shops sell them in boxes or bags of several dozens.
Votive and tea-light candles can use a similar type of candle holders, such as the short glass holders. Candlesticks come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes, from traditional types to contemporary ones. You can choose them to match your home decor, or create an attractive contrast by using antique candelabras and square white plates. You should use a clear glass for the light to show well. Arrange many pillar candles on one rectangular platter, or put each of them on plate-like holders.
Tall round and low square vases can make great candle holders. Fill them up with water, cranberries or Christmas ornaments and put floating candles in each of them. A bowl can also work well with a floating candle. If you want a mixed appearance, cut roses that match your color theme and sprinkle them into the water.
Remember to keep scented candles far away from food. In the sitting room and the entryway, use two subtle scented candles, together with unscented candles. The light scent would add a welcoming feeling to the home without being overwhelming.
White taper candles placed in white pillar and silver candlesticks and votive candles put on silver platters would offer your room an instant elegance. This kind of color combination is best suited for a late night Christmas dinner.
Warm colored candles create a cozy ambience and are quite inviting as the fire crackles in your fireplace. Rust colored or deep red candles can make an elegant look when combined with gold decorative features. Ivory candles are obviously the best and easiest to use in this case because they can work with everything.
Reflect the Christmas holiday spirit. Buy a couple of mirrors to use in candle reflection. Choose decorative hand mirrors and put candles close to them, particularly in the bath. You can arrange candles directly on the mirrored trays or set silver or gold edged wall mirrors closer to a group of candles.