Ideas for choosing the right candleholders for your unique style
Blown glass, braided, and globe candleholders are great choices for any style of home. You can incorporate them easily into a space as their details are often appealing to many aesthetics. If transitional style is your thing, consider pieces that incorporate clear glass, metalwork, and sculptural elements. For those that are looking for a more traditional candleholder: wooden, bronze, and ceramic pieces are great choices (this is especially true for turned wood and sets of tiered candlesticks). If your home has a contemporary feel, you might want to look for unique materials and clean lines in your candleholders. Consider incorporating candle wall sconces, as they are often designed with a sculptural look in mind.
Tips to elevate your decor with candleholders
It is undeniable that candle light and candleholders are great mood setters for any room in your home. It is the original source of lighting for humans, and there is nothing like a flickering flame. If you are looking to add layers of lighting to your space, candles and candleholders are the ultimate addition of sparkle to a space. You can fill out a corner of your room with a vignette of metal candleholders on a side table, set the mood of a hallway with candle sconces, or create a traditional dining tablescape with a candle centerpiece.
Tips for creating a relaxing environment with candlelight
The key to creating a relaxing environment with candlelight is embracing the visual warmth that flames create. This might be placing multiple lit candles in various places in your room, as it will lead the eye around the space and create visual (and calming) interest. Alternatively, you can create a relaxing focal point with a gathering of various candles in a single spot. It can be relaxing and visually calming, like watching the flames of a wood fire. You might consider varying the height of a collection of candles for a great visual effect.
A: Some of the most popular candleholders are those that incorporate blown glass, braided metal or ceramic designs, as well as globe candleholders. Each of these have a distinct design element to them and are versatile enough to fit in a variety of different homes. Wall sconce candleholders are appealing to many people as well.
A: Wall sconce candleholders are designed to be hung on the wall, and are built in a way that is attractive, fire-safe, and functional. They are great choices to flank artwork on walls, create symmetry in a space, light an entryway, highlight architectural features, or create visual interest in longer hallways.
A: Hurricane candleholders are generally clear glass cylinders with high walls or a deep setting for the candle itself. The taller glass is meant to protect a flame from being snuffed by strong winds. These holders can simply be glass or have added materials such as metal or ceramic details.
A: Votive candleholders are smaller cup-like candleholders. You can easily drop in a two-inch tall candle or a small tealight candle. Votive candleholders are some of the more common sized holders and come in the widest variety of designs. They are great choices for mixing and matching, or buying a range of designs for seasonal and occasional decorating.
A: Similar in design and aesthetic to hurricane holders, a candle cylinder is glass, and taller than the candle itself. The candle often looks suspended in the holder due to a plate or ring (for the candle to rest on) being lifted from the bottom of the glass. These candleholders can be made only of glass or include metal ornamentation.
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