Designer Candles For A Stylish Indoor

Accessories play a very important role in home décor. Whether it is a small rose on a table or paintings by Picasso it has its own charm. There is not a single room in the house where accessories are not used. While in the living and bedroom accessories are used for beautification, in dining room, kitchen and bathroom it is used for its utility element.

One of the most important accessories used for home décor is Designer Candles. A room decked with aromatic designer candles provides soothing relief not only for your eyes but also for your other senses. No wonder the modern shops selling designer candles have a separate section for these sixth sense products.

In earlier times, the purpose of candle was only to provide light. But now there is a big change. Apart from lighting purpose, it is also used for therapeutic and beauty purposes. It can also bring in the mood of season and festivity in the house.

Designer candles can be of different varieties like tea light candle, votive candles, chunk candles, crafty candles and comes in different sizes, height, dimension etc. Similarly it is also available in a variety of fragrances like rose, jasmine, lavender, sandalwood etc. Depending on the purpose and way it is put to use, one can select from all these varieties. When it comes to living room décor, there are different ways in which it can be arranged.

A focal point can be created in the living room by grouping together candles of the same color, or arranging similarly designed candles according to height. Candles can also be used to enhance other décor items like placing candle in front of a photo, painting or figurine etc. When it comes to dining room décor, a candle light dinner can set in a romantic mood.

Votive candles can be used for this purpose. It is better to use non-scented candles in dining area as it can obscure the scent of food. The votive candles can also be used in bedroom or bathroom for a more relaxing experience. Place votive candles around the bath tub and fill the tub with lukewarm water and rose petals. Nothing can be more soothing for your senses.

Designer Candles – An Indispensable Part of Festive Décor

Whether it is for birthday, Christmas or Easter, candles are a necessity. Number candles for birthday, Christmas tree candles and santaclaus candles during Christmas, easter egg candles during easter are all part of the celebration. Floating candles are an added attraction during poolside parties.

Color also plays an important role while selecting candles. For birthday candles, the usual practice is to go for pink candles for girl’s party and blue candles for boy’s party. Christmas tree candles are normally green and santaclaus candles red. Easter egg candles are available in almost all color. What matters more is the shape of the candle. Similarly floating candles are also available in myriads of color.

Before purchasing candle, one should have a clear idea as to the purpose for which it is put to use. If it is used as a décor item in the living room, then the candle should go well with the theme and color of the room. The containers and plates used to hold the candle should also complement the décor.

If candles are meant to decorate coffee table or side tables, then votive candles can be used. Candles can also be used to accent cabinets and countertops. Mixing and matching candles and other décor items of the same color can add to the beauty of the room. In kitchen or dining room, candles in the shape of fruits can be used as a décor piece. There are chandeliers with candle holders where pillar candles can be used.

Whatever the type and purpose for which candle is used; one has to make sure that it is handled with care and caution. Children should not be allowed to play with candles under any circumstance. As for the purchase of candles, the innumerable online and offline shops selling candles of different sizes and shapes has made the task an easier one.

May the glow of candle lighten up your life always!

This is a guest post by Susan.

The author Susan Johns is a freelance content writer specializing in home/interior décor writing. With over 5 years experience in the field of furniture and home decor, she has written numerous articles and blogs in this area. Please visit her blog http://mydecoreview.blogspot.co.uk.

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Feng Shui and Its Importance in Home Décor

Feng Shui is a Chinese art of placement of things in a house that helps in creating a positive energy. It helps in creating an atmosphere of happiness and harmony within a house.

The practitioners of  Feng Shui believes that by arranging the furniture and other décor items in the house as per the Feng Shui principle one can create a feel good environment within the house. Following the principles of Feng Shui, right from the front door to the rear, ensures our overall well being.

Here are few Feng Shui tips that should be kept in mind while decorating a house.

  • Feng Shui should be applied in the house even before construction begins. While drawing out the plan for the house, make sure that the placement of the entrance door, window etc are as per the Feng Shui principles. For an already constructed house make the necessary changes in the structure to comply with the Feng Shui principle. For eg: as per Feng Shui principle, the main door and rear door should not fall in the same line as it can drain out the positive energy entering the house. If, by chance both doors fall on the same path, then an obstacle in the form of a plant should be placed to prevent the draining of positive energy.

  • While doing up the interiors of the house also, make sure that the Feng Shui principles are followed. As per Feng Shui, an aquarium is supposed to bring wealth and good fortune. Hence keeping an aquarium in front of the house or on the living room is sure to bring prospects. Crystal figurines have the ability to absorb negative energy. Hence one can go for crystal figurines of lotus, rabbit etc which also serve as a decorative piece. But make sure that the room is not cluttered with lots of such decorative pieces, as a cramped up room can invite negative energy. Another decorative piece that can be kept in living room is Bagau mirror as they can control the flow of energy within the house.
  • When it comes to dining room décor, round dining table is considered to be the best as circle signifies heavenly blessing. Make sure that the chairs are even in number.  In case the dining area has any exposed beams, try to neutralize its negative effect by hanging two Feng Shui flutes at 45 degree angle on the beam, one at each end.
  • Feng Shui principle states that when it comes to bedroom décor, under no circumstance the bed should be placed opposite the door as it implies coffin position. Bed should be placed facing the wall. Bedroom should be decorated using peaceful colors like blue and green. When it comes to using decorative items, “double it up” is the principle of Feng Shui. Hence it is a wise idea to place two table lamps on both sides of the bed.
  • Feng Shui assumes great importance in kitchen décor as its principles consider food as wealth. As per the Feng Shui principle, the stove, refrigerator and sink should be kept diagonally opposite so as to create a triangle. But at the same time the person doing the cooking should be able to view other persons entering the kitchen. Mirrors can be kept on the wall in case there are any obstacles to this principle.

Feng Shui is meant to bring about peace and calm within the house. Decorating the house as per the Feng Shui principles is not a daunting task as simple things like wind chimes, flowers, crystal figurines etc are used for décor. A little knowledge of Feng Shui and the correct placement of items go a long way in making your life happy and peaceful.

Author Bio:

The author Susan Johns is a freelance content writer specializing in home/interior décor writing. With over 5 years experience in the field of furniture and home decor, she has written numerous articles and blogs in this area.