Candles seem to be more popular than ever before; while they were once relegated to sitting in pairs on a dining table or buffet, seldom to be lit, candles are now a common decorating accessory. In magazines, television decorating shows and beautiful homes everywhere, candles can be found in every room in the house. Pillar candles are particularly popular, and for good reason: they’re versatile, inexpensive and can give you a big decorative bang for your buck.
Pillar Candles are Preferred for Their Stability
Pillar candles have emerged as the most popular style in home decorating. One of the reasons for this is that they are much more stable, and therefore safer, than tapers, hurricane lamps or votives. Because of their size and solid base, they are very stable and secure, even without support. This is a big factor for those with children at home. Many parents like the look and aroma of candles, but hesitate to use them for safety reasons. Pillar candles can stand alone or on a plate or tray.
Pillar Candles are a Versatile Decorating Element
There are so many ways to decorate with candles. It’s often said by professional decorators and home staggers that it’s the small details that really make a room. This is one of the reasons professionals use candles, particularly pillar candles, so frequently.
There are so many varieties available and so many ways to use them. For just a few dollars, you can create a real visual impact in a room that helps to create the atmosphere you’re looking for.
Creating an Arrangement with Pillar Candles
Pillar candles lend themselves easily to any number of arrangements, from the natural and rustic to the elegant and formal.
Decorators suggest staying away from arrangements that are two symmetrical or stylized, whether you’re working with photographs, flowers or candles. For this reason, pillar candles can work beautifully, even if they’re partly burned, in a varied arrangement of sizes.
Several pillar candles in the same color but varying heights can be arranged on a shelf, a tray or even a plate for real impact. This is a great use for that decorative plate you received as a gift or that one beautiful plate left from a set. The candles will look beautiful alone, or you can add some pebbles, dried flowers or greenery to the plate for additional impact.
Pillar Candles Can Add Real Impact Outdoors
Not too long ago, we had porches, patios and back yards. Now we have outdoor living spaces. The trend toward creating usable, room-like spaces outside is here to stay, and it’s a great way to entertain or just relax, while adding livable space to your home. Lighting and decor both have a lot to do with the atmosphere you create in any outdoor living area, no matter how small.
Pillar candles serve both purposes. In small arrangements, they add just the right touch of gentle or festive light for a summer evening. You can arrange them using natural materials, such as driftwood, shells or river rocks to really create a lovely and natural look.
You can take a look at some of our pillar candles to give your imagination a jump start and get some great decorating ideas of your own.
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