Candles have been used for centuries in homes all over the world. Of course before electricity they were necessary to light homes in the evenings and on cold winters nights! However in recent times the popularity of using candles to decorate ones home has hugely increased, and now they are a staple household item used for a range of practical purposes, and more often, simply for pleasure.
To create a warm glow: The flickering of candlelight produces a lovely ambiance that simply cannot be replicated. If you are looking to create a cosy or intimate atmosphere, lighting a few well-placed candles in your home can really add to the effect. Adding a candle here and there will create softness in your room, which will instantly make it feel warm and welcoming.
To scent your home: Scented candles are a wonderful way to subtly add a wonderful fragrance to your home. There are a huge number of scented candles available for purchase, wonderful mixes of essential oils work really well and can be used in any room of the house to give a wonderful, but not too overpowering scent that will immediately make you feel delighted to be home.
To create a relaxing atmosphere: Candles are well known for their soothing and healing properties and are often used by therapists such as massage therapists to create a wonderfully peaceful ambiance in their therapy rooms. The sheer act of lighting a candle, its lovely flicker, and the gentle glow it creates all help to ease and soothe the mind.
To Add colour, softness, and style to your room: Candles are great finishing touches to any room of the house. You can choose from soft subtle colours to add a feminine touch or go for bold bright colours to really make an impact. Candles are so versatile and look great in any room of the house. Put them in the bathroom for a spa-like feel, the living room to make it cosy and calm, the kitchen to set up for a romantic candlelit dinner, and you can even use candles in your garden to give it a magical, fairy tale feel.
Candles are both stylish, relaxing and make a fantastic addition to any room of your home.