How to decorate with candles
There’s nothing like lighting candles to get the mood just right. Try these tips from designer Stina Lanneskog to help you create a feeling of calm and coziness.
3 tips for furnishing with candles
Scent can enhance your mood. I get a warm festive feeling if I smell cinnamon or clove, so I look for candles scented with one of those
Stina Lanneskog, designer
2. Use scent to set the mood
Scent is a powerful sense. For Stina, when it comes to scented candles, less is more: ‘I like when you can still sense the scents from the coffee you are brewing or the food cooking.’ Try lavender for a sense of calm, vanilla for a nostalgic aroma, or cinnamon to feel festive.
3. Stay safe
Real candles have a romantic appeal, but it is important to remember never to leave a naked flame unattended. ‘If the candle smokes — or if the flame flares in a strange way — blow it out immediately,’ says Stine. And remember to keep candles out of reach of children and pets. LED candles are a great alternative and can work anywhere in the home. They are economical, too.
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