Candles come in many different forms including jar varieties, pillars, votives, tea lights, and more, and they have many decorative uses that go far beyond softly illuminating a dimly lit space. They provide an easy and impressive way to decorate a living room, and the fragrances are as limitless as the available colors. Candles can be used to create a romantic atmosphere or a relaxing glow, and they are highly affordable. Consider the following ways to decorate a living room with candles, and create candlelit displays that will add style and beauty to the home.
Decorate with Candles on a Bare Living Room Wall
A bare living room wall or an empty area around a wall hanging or a mirror can be further enhanced with wall-mounted candles in sconces. Shop online for candle sconces or visit a local home décor store. They come in many different styles from classic wood to old-fashioned lanterns, and they can be used to beautifully decorate and highlight a work of art while creating a stunning focal point. Decorate both sides of a living room wall hanging with wall-mounted sconces, either evenly or diagonally, or place one above the other. They can be arranged in a number of ways to decorate a bare wall while creating a dramatic living room display.
Arrange Candles on a Tray in an Eye-Catching New Way
Candle trays come in many beautiful styles, and they are made from many different materials from cast resin to ceramic. When looking for ways to decorate a living room with candles, consider using candle trays. Place three or more pillar candles of varying heights on a single candle tray, and place it on a living room sofa table or another safe surface away from lampshades, children, and pets. Decorate around the candles with pretty polished stones, small seashells, or flat glass marbles in accent colors found in the living room. It will make a lovely living room display.
Display a Large Pillar Candle on a Small Living Room Table
When looking for ways to decorate a living room with candles, consider displaying a single extra-large pillar candle on a small table. It can be used to decorate an empty corner or an area next to a living room sofa, loveseat, or chair.
To enjoy large candles without burning them down, burn them just enough to hold clear glass votive cups. Place wax tea light candles or votives inside, and burn them instead. This will preserve the living room display. Even flameless candles can be used to decorate in an effort to preserve real candles with this simple technique.