If you’re decorating on a budget – and who isn’t these days – candles are the perfect inexpensive accessory to add warmth, comfort, and elegance to your home. If you haven’t shopped for candles lately, you may be surprised at the variety of types of candles that are available. Here’s just a sampling:
Taper candles are the traditional candles that fit in candlestick holders and add a touch of romance or elegance to the dinner table. They’re perfect for weddings, as taper candles come in a wide variety of colors that complement autumn, spring, and summer weddings. Although taper candles come in a variety of lengths, the standard length is 12 inches. When shopping for taper candles, look for those that are fragrance free, smokeless, and dripless. You don’t want the scent of the candles to overwhelm your dinner guests’ palates, and you certainly don’t want wax puddles on your good table linens!
Votive candles are wonderfully diverse. Once associated only with churches, today votive candles are a wonderful accent to the home. When placed in votive candleholders, you...