GET GLOW­ING

There’s noth­ing like the ro­man­tic glow of can­dles to give your home a fes­tive sparkle. And it’s so easy to do

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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.

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