Paraffin wax candles, soy candles, beeswax candles, flameless candles, LED candles - all used to create a warm glow in your bedroom
Candles are an easy and relatively inexpensive way to create a warm and cozy bedroom. Not only do they illuminate the room without the glare of harsh, artificial lights, but they also can provide warmth through the variety of scents that are offered.
When choosing the correct candles for your unique space, there are a number of criteria to keep in mind. Color, size, containment, and the environment in which they will be placed are all important factors in making your decision.
Let's begin with color. Candles these days come in a wide variety of colors to fit almost any decorator's palette. First, you must determine whether you would like the candle or group of candles be a focal point or to merely blend in. Now, think about where you would like your candle placed and the objects that will surround the candle and you will be able to choose whether you would like it to blend with the items or contrast making it a focal point.
Wax drippings are another important factor in choosing your candles and many candle makers are now offering dripless candles to make candle burning more desirable for those looking to add ambiance to their home.
For the size, again you must determine where you would like to place the candle and consider the items that will surround or be in close proximity. Perhaps you would like a smaller candle to illuminate a larger item or a large candle to serve as your focal point. And once you decide which size would be best for your vignette, do you need a candle with rounded edges to soften an area that has a lot of sharp edges, or a square or more rectangular candle to give form or contrast to an area with softer surroundings? You can choose to blend or contrast with the color, size, and shape of your candles.
How will you contain the wax drippings from your candle? Would a tapered dripless candle be a better option? Should you instead use a flameless candle due to your environment? Would an environmentally friendly soy or beeswax candle better suit your needs?