DECORATING WITH CANDLE LIGHT AND SCONCES

rock crystal and wrought iron wall candle sconce

Candle Holders Large and Small

Wrought Iron Candle Sconces

Using candles to produce mood lighting is really easy. There are countless multiple candle holders that decorate the walls, keeping candles safe and beautiful. If you have a large wall, candle holding sconces are a great way to decorate the walls by providing soft lighting.


Candle sconces come in all shapes and sizes. They are the perfect choice when some light is needed but you don’t want to turn on an electric light. You can find candle sconces in other materials, for example glass and chrome ( if your tastes run to the clean, modern lines, these might be a good choice for your lighting desires).

Candles in the bathroom can be very useful – especially to avoid the heavy, perfumy scent of aatomized scents that mask bodily-function odor. Scented candles are a perfect use in bathroom sconces that hold one or many candles. Since bathroom space can be limited, uusing candle sconces that hang on the wall can save space and add to the style of the room.

Sconces come in all materials and styles. They are made for indoor or outdoor use. They can be found in many decorative genres: modern, rustic, provincial, to nane only a few. Sconces can be found in metal, wood, glass and chrome.


Sometimes, we only want to add a single candle to add a dim light to the room. There are many other reasons to light a single candle – for remembrance, for prayer, for ceremonial reasons. We can use scented candles to add a light hint of your favorite scent to the room or environment.

I got on this wall sconce subject and thought about it. Using more than 3 or 5 candles can add a small amount of heat to a room.  There are  candle holders made for the specific purpose of a small amount of heat  production.


There can be religious, or spiritual connotations for lighting a specific amount of candles. For example, Hanukkah menorahs must have 8 candles.

lighted menora
a lighted menorah

The combination of 3 candles can be seen as spiritually relating to Christianity’ version of the Holy Trinity. There are many other significant meanings to the amount of candles you burn. The reasons vary with the person using the candles.

Luckily, there are candle holders available to accommodate all tastes and needs. We will explore some ceremonial, spiritual, and seasonal reasons and methods to incorporate candles into your life as the site is updated.

CANDLES AND CANDELBRAS IN THE DINING ROOM

Using candles to mood light a formal or romantic dinner is one sure way to please your guest(s). This is mood lighting at its best. This is the reason dinner houses and fine dining establishments use low lighting. It gives a warmer glow to the room. It also adds a certain amount of intimacy to the occasion.

Candelabras are a beautiful way to incorporate candles on the table, especially if you’re using a centerpiece. Candles in caldelbras can BE the centerpiece or be used as the main source of light in the room.

If your dining room table is too small to accommodate candelabras, the candle wall sconce might be a way to solve your lighting dilemma.

VOTIVE CANDLES AND THEIR HOLDERS

Votive candles are the perfect choice for lighting spaces that are smaller, or not always populated. The votive candle holder, made of glass or other material, are available in such a wide variety, it’s easy to choose cute or specially-needed designs for your occasion.

Votives were used mainly in church ceremonies or memorials. Today, they can be used alone or in multiple votive holders to adjust the amount of light you want to just the right amount. You can even find kits for votive candle making.

DECORATING THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR HOME WITH CANDLE LANTERNS

candle lantern for outdoor use

Up until now, we have been discussing using candles and their holders inside of different rooms in our house. Now, I would like to move the discussion to using candle lantern holders outside our house.

walkway without candles

Gardens, walkways, and flower beds are popular places to be lit after dusk. If not for good looks, we need lighting for safety when we enjoy the outside, patio, deck and other landscaped areas of our grounds

I favor glass and metal candle lanterns  ( pictured below ) for use around the walkways and gardens. However, if you have a lot of property you would like to light, oil torches may be your best bet. It’s ok to use torches, if you don’t mind the heavy smoke and odor of what it burns. Close to the house, I prefer to use my soy and beeswax candles for best results.

wrought iron candle holder stand

 

As you can see, there are numerous ways to incorporate candles and holders to suit any style or use. You might even use candles to try to bring your light bill down a few dollars. The use of candles won’t make your electric bill disappear, but if you can think of illumination using candles in places where you now use electric lighting, it may save you some money.

 

IN CONCLUSION

Using candles to decorate rooms turns any night into a special occasion. Candlelight can transform any environment into one of mystery, excitement or reverie. It’s all in your creativity to choose the proper amount of candles – and the holders that best suit the effect you are trying to achieve.

Every room has an electric light, but warm, inviting environments using candlelight are a sure-fire way to lend a special feel to rooms, outdoors, tables, and gatherings, even entire venues with a special glow.

These are a few of my favorite ways to use candlelight to decorate and illuminate. Please feel free to leave comments below. I’m sure that many of you have uses for candlelight in decoration that I have not thought about. Perhaps, you’ll use one of my suggestions. There is a comment section after each blog. I would love to hear from you!

14 Replies to “DECORATING WITH CANDLE LIGHT AND SCONCES”

  1. Wow great article!

    My mother was only talking about getting some candle sconces the other day. Her birthday is coming up hence why I’m here.

    Before I arrived here, in all honesty I was lost on what I ws even looking for but this article has given me much inspiration, so thank you for that 🙂

    1. O M G. THank you. You are the first review I have ever had!! EXCITED! I think my writing sucked, but wanted you to know I have masters degrees. so, don’t ever worry about writing. on here, I feel tongue-tied, and I don’t even have to speak!

      Again, thanks for the motivation.

      YOurs,
      Sue

  2. I’ve always liked the idea of using candles around the house. I have mostly used only tea-lights though.
    I love your ideas on using scounces on the walls. I think it would look great on my hallway walls. And I think the glass ones would probably be more my style. Thanks for sharing your insight!

    1. Yemi,
      NO, thank you for your kind words. I still have a lot of work to do on the site. Rearranging with better pix and more content. Best of luck to us both!!

      YOurs
      Sue

  3. Hi, Sue,
    You have some fabulous information on candles here. I absolutely love what you have given in ways of explanation. You have also given me some facts I didnt realise about.
    I love how simple things are laid out too.
    I would love to see more of these Articles. You seem to have so much more to offer.
    Looking forward to connecting with you again.
    My kindest Regards Deborah.

    1. DEBS,
      I thank you for your kind words. I do blog with difficulty but have questions. For example, I typed a 982 word article that got saved, although I tried to publish it. It was on the Yankee Candle Co =. Now, I can’t find it!
      Oh, do you know if I can use a pic of a yankee candle?

      I admire your accomplishments. want to learn from the best!!

      Yours,
      Sue

  4. Very informative site Sue! I didn’t know that there were so many different varieties of candles nor did I know of the effect that it had on people. You’ve given me ideas on new places to put candles. Fantastic job!

    1. Iquil,

      Thanks for the kind words. I hope you return. I am only in my first month, but plan to continue to build my site.
      Candles and mood lighting should be something you can enjoy while clubbing or staying at home. They are wonderful for romantic times, too!

      Your comments make me feel good because, when I write, I assume everybody knows this stuff. I love to hear it gives people ideas for using and enjoying candles. Thanks for the motivation.

      Thanks,
      sue

  5. Actually, it is a great idea to have a warmer glow in a room since I have many guests and most of the time, I just meet them so I think it can be nice to have this kind of environment for talking comfortably. I think candle will be a nice touch for my home.

    1. hi Furkan,

      Thank you for your review. I am happy if I gave you some decorating ideas. I just blogged about Yankee Candle brand. I have to go to my site now, because somehow, I don’t see it.

      Candles have often given me joy. I hope you enjoy them, too.

      Best Wishes,
      Sue

  6. I do love scented candles, apart from the obvious fire hazard if you live in a timber house.
    I read the first article on your home page and it really resonated with me.
    The limbic system is the most primitive part of the brain so it only makes sense that odours are connected to emotions and memories.
    You must have a wonderful time smelling all of those different products. I know I would.
    Peace and Love Coucka 😉

    1. Thank you for your kind words. It’s very strange that you should say that, because, at this point in time, I am somewhere where I cannot use scented candles. I am staying with a scent-sensitive roommate! That’s one reason I am missing them!

      Thanks for visiting!

      Sue

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