This post is part of a 31 day series – “31 days to decorate your home on a budget.” You can read all the posts in this series here.
I love candles! Pretty candles, great smelling candles, candles on display (not to be actually burned) – I love them all!
Candles can be a easy, cheap way to add some décor (and scent) to your home! They bring a romantic, “homey” feel to a room.
I have a few good-smelling, in-a-jar candles that I burn when I we have guests or I want to to experience the hominess a good candle brings. Yankee Candle and Bath & Body Works have some of the best smelling candles! I have them behind my sink, on my end table, in the bathroom, on the tv stand and I light them all!
I also love burning the candles in my fireplace in the fall and winter – it gives the coziness of a fire in the fireplace without all the mess.
But the candles on the tall candlesticks stay un-burned – just for looks.
(Here’s how I get my candles for cheap. After Christmas, Wal-mart and craft stores will have “Christmas candles” on deep clearance. They really are just plain candles, but in Christmas packaging. I usually get my pillars for 25¢ – 50¢ and buy enough to last me through the year. You can also pick up taper candles, votives, and more on holiday clearance.)
I love burning candles in my lanterns – so pretty!
Here are some more candle displays:
Love these simple votives in mini pumpkins for fall
Surround some candles with a holiday wreath for a pretty display
Display a row of candles for a romantic table setting – I love placing candles on a mirror to reflect the light.
Here is a simple, cheap way to display candles – Epsom salt and candle in a canning jar! You could even display them outside along your porch or down the sidewalk.
Roll candles in Epsom salt for a unique look
Flameless/battery-operated candles can be pretty too! They even have candles that operate on a timer so they come on every night at the same time.
You can also dress up your candle holders with a bow, ribbon, burlap…
Add some candles to your home! And enjoy the romance and beauty they add.
How do you display candles? Do you a burn a candle every night?