How to Use Home Decor Candles to Enhance Your Home

Unless you are living in a bachelor pad with sparse decorations and have a dislike of anything decorative, chances are that you have home decor candles somewhere in your home. They are beautiful additions to any room and when lit bring about an ambiance that is unmatched by traditional lighting. In addition, let us not forget how beautifully scented candles can freshen up any room that you place them in and when lit, can get rid rooms of musty odors.


Home decor candles come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. They also come in a variety of waxes. Beeswax candles make an especially beautiful addition to your home with their honeycomb pattern. Votive tea light candles are great for creating bits of sparkling beauty in decorative votive candle holders scattered around your bathroom. Just imagine sinking into a hot bath in a darkened room lit only by votive candles. It is a great way to de-stress after a long day at work.

Candles can be enjoyed any time of the day or night and despite popular belief, there is no right or wrong time to light them. A good example is the many decorative desk fountains that are used for tranquility and serenity during the workday. The majority of these fountains have spots for tea light candles and can always chase away any stress you may be feeling while you are working. For a unique Halloween decoration, carefully scoop out some apples, place a tea-light in each one and then float the apples in a big, metal tub of water.

Some folks never light their home decor candles and use them solely for decorative purposes. While this is a perfectly acceptable practice, try to group different sizes of the same colored candle on a decorative plate. They add a touch of class to any room. Alternatively, for a more modern effect you can buy special hanging holders that dangle from the ceiling. It is an interesting conversation starter and will be the focal point of any room where they are placed.

You could also use large decorative candles as book ends. You will need the larger candles in order to hold the books up and you definitely do not want to light these candles. Setting fire to your book collection is not an ideal way to fragrance the air in the room.

Another idea is to try a bowl of candles that float. Floating candles come in many shapes and as well as being scented, they look great on a coffee table as well.

Do not let gender bias stop you from buying home decor candles gentlemen. There are varieties of scents that are not floral and just think about how they can enhance the look of any room. You do not have to be a home interior guru to add a touch of class and style to your living room, bedroom or den. Anyone can use these candles as decoration or to make a relaxing retreat after a hard day of work.