Lighting is very important to the ambiance in our homes. Whether it be lamp light or candlelight, it sets a certain mood.
If you mainly depend on overhead lighting, don’t any longer! Bring in the lamps. When it’s dark outside, go into various rooms and turn on a few lamps, and you will immediately set a certain mood in your home.
In winter, lamps and candles are so pleasing when the wind is howling or snow is falling outside.
Just for fun, add a group of taper candles to a jar. It is a change of pace from single stand alone candle holders.
Arrange them so that one leans on the one before it for an interesting look and so that the candle wicks aren’t close to one another when lit.
You don’t need anything fancy to gather your candles in. Arrange a group of candles on a platter. Place a few candles in a terra cotta pot or a dough bowl or simply arranged on a favorite plate.
I like to surround candles with marbles or sea shells. In jars I surround candles with coffee beans, for the kitchen.
In the fall I sometimes add dry beans or peas to a vintage jar with a taper candle in the middle.
A candle by itself is pretty. But a grouping, I think, is much more impressive.
Add candles next to your bed on a night stand or in the middle of your dining table or coffee table. Use them to create a vignette. Add a pretty back drop to add an additional decorative touch.
For very little money, you can light up your home with candles and/or tiny lights in a jar. I think you’ll enjoy your rooms more if you have pay extra attention to the ambiance of lighting.