There’s nothing like the romantic glow of candles to give your home a festive sparkle. And it’s so easy to do
Add festive sparkle with candles
1 GOLDEN GLOW
When decorating your home, don’t forget the veranda as that’s where you’ll spend most of your time. Create a warm, inviting atmosphere with scatters in rich shades of green and gold and accentuate them with gold lanterns. For the finishing touch, include a wreath made from dried leaves. Lanterns, Coricraft, plain scatters, Exquisite Cuts, botanical scatters, @home, similar wreaths, Andrea’s Topiary Creations.
2 TREE CHEERS
Light up your garden with clusters of glass jars filled with candles. Tie string or wire around the tops and hang from a branch or hook.
3 MAKE AN ENTRANCE
Greet guests with a collection of glasses filled with candles set on a silver tray. They don’t have to match but make sure that the glass is thick enough to take the heat of a candle. If you use a tray with a metal surface, the ref lection will double the effect. Gold candleholders, @home and Mr Price Home.
4 STARRY NIGHTS
Instead of a single candelabra in the centre of the table, personalise each place setting with a collection of candleholders in different materials and sizes. The effect is much more glamorous. Candleholders, @home and Mr Price Home.
5 TRAY CHIC
For a quick and easy centrepiece for a coffee table or server, arrange candles of different heights on a tray and surround them with f lorist’s moss. Bamboo tray, Mr Price Home.
6 LANTERN LIGHT
Metal lanterns are right on trend this season so cluster a couple on mantelpieces, at the front door and on table surfaces. Lanterns, Coricraft.
7 PURE AND SIMPLE
Turn ordinary household items into stylish decor. Pour coarse salt into glass jars and place a candle in them.
Lift them out of the ordinary by tying raffia or twine around the tops.