A candle holder is a unique item that lives a dual life. Most of the time they just sit there, empty, decorative, but incomplete, but sometimes, a candle is placed into them, and illuminated. That’s when thee accessories really shine, with the flickering glow of the flame casting a lovely ambiance on the pieces.
You have to pay attention to this dual nature when choosing candle holders for the home. If you select pieces which are plain and unassuming, and are designed to stand aside and focus on the beauty of the fire, then they will look good when lit, but won’t look nearly as good when left unlit. In fact without a candle, they may end up looking downright boring.
If on the other hand you choose candles which are glitzy and which tend to attract attention, then you will be detracting from the pure simple beauty of the flame.
In general the decision is entirely up to the individual; however it is usually wise to take a moderate course, so that you can get enjoyment from the beauty of the pieces whenever you look at them.
With candles, it is sometimes possible to get quite creative. You can create arrangements of multiple candles, trailing in rows, or set in geometric patterns, or placed on various levels around one another. This can add another dimension to your decorative arrangements during the day when they are unlit. However it will completely transform the nature of the room at night, because you will be playing with not only dimension, but also light and shadows.
One interesting thing to do is get candle holders which feature contrasting or complimentary colors, and arrange them alongside one another. You can get really creative by placing candle sticks made in different colors, and with different scents, in the various holders. This allows you to create a whole customizable display with light, color, and form.
Candle holders are wonderful home accessories that allow you to play with light and form contrasting it with color and tone. They bring beauty into your life by day, and light into your life by night.
This article was written by Jim Slate. One way to ensure that your candleholders stick out, even when they are not adorned with a candle, is to choose natural gemstone candle holders. These pieces are all unique, because they are formed naturally, and so each one has its own distinct personality, making them attractive pieces for any room of the house, or time of the day or night.