Wednesday, June 1, 2016

How To Use Candles In Your Decor

Candles are a fabulous accessory to add to your decor.  They can be big, tall, chunky, tapered or tiny tea lights.  Some are real and some are battery powered.  They can steal the show or simply fill in space.  Either way, they are a great accessory to have in your arsenol in all sizes and shapes.

These large multi-wick candles are often displayed on top of pedestals or beautiful plates, however placed in a large hurricane they  take on a more stately attitude.

Sometimes candles are sort of subtle and fillers.  Sometimes they add a touch of sparkle that the table needs like these two.  One column candle and several tea lights scattered around.

There is also the time when the candles in a fabulous silver candelabra are the star of the show.  This wouldn't be much of a tablescape without this candelabra.

Adding sparkle, interest and height to balance out a vignette is a great way to use your candle holders.

For a low key really casual setting, sometimes tea lights are all that is needed.

 Here the flowers are the star of the show, so the candles just act as a filler.

A whole collection of brass candlesticks in different sizes and shapes can really dress up a simple tablescape.

The same collection of candleholders work perfectly in a different tablescape.  They add just the right amount of gold to the monochromatic setting.

So what are your favorite ways to use candles?

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  1. You have great style, Marty! And you always have budget ideas to do it expensively.

  2. Marty, I have always loved using candles. I have collected lots of candle holders over the years and all at budget-friendly prices! Great inspiration you have shown! Pam @ Everyday Living

  3. Oh my, just found your site, I am very impressed. Beautiful, subscribed and looking forward to more learning..<3

  4. I too love using candles. There is nothing better than a candle-lit room.

  5. Marty, you have such good your ideas, keep them coming!!!

  6. I love candles too Marty but I think my man loves them more! He is worst than any woman I've ever seen. He wants a variety of candles and when he's home he wants them all smelling good. Love how you decorate girl. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  7. Love all your ideas and often use some of them in mine Marty!

  8. Such beautiful and elegant ideas. xo

  9. Thank you so much for the ideas of how to use candles. I tuck mine in a drawer, but no more! I now will use them.

  10. Wonderful tips on how to use candles, Marty! I always love seeing how you use them in your beautiful vignettes. They really are great fillers ... I'm a fan of the battery operated ones (they make them so realistic these days)!

  11. Thanks Marty for the ideas on candles! Your home is so pretty!!

  12. I think candles make such a beautiful and romantic statement! Beautiful ideas, Marty.

  13. I love that you have so many wonderful decor tips and this is one of them, Marty. I have been struggling with my coffee table and this is just what it needs. And I have a ton of candles.



  14. Beautiful ideas for adding a warm glow to a room, Marty! I really like the way you centered the throw on your sofa, also. What a nice touch!

  15. Love this post, Marty. Great tips! I am also a huge fan of candles and have them all over the house. Take care, Maria

  16. Marty, you are so smart. Yes we can't live without candles in every shape and finish. :)

    Happy Thoughts of Home! Looking forward to your summer tour.

  17. Wise and useful tips Marty, I too am a fan of candles.
    So great to have you join us today at TOHOT!

  18. Marty- I couldn't live without my candles.t
    hey create such a pretty mood , and of course there is the fragrance,
    Your tip about using them as fillers is spot on.
    Thank you for being at TOHOT.

  19. I love the idea of using candles and candle holders to decorate your house. I've been trying to figure out how to add some style to my house and just found it. I'll have to go out and buys some candle holders to help me add some pizzazz around my house.

  20. I love candles and light them up almost every night, especially on the weekends! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  21. I love candles and want to use them in my decor. I had no idea that you can use candles as subtle fillers. Another thing to consider is to get tea light candle holder that looks good in your house.