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Styling Your Candles: How to Create a Sophisticated Setup In Your Home

What we love most about candles is that they complement any type of decor. No matter whether your style leans mid-century, glam, modern, or vintage, candles will add instant sophistication to any part of the house—from the kitchen to the powder room. Best of all, unlike many other accessories, candles are suitable for minimalists and maximalists alike; the key is in the presentation. Minimalists may choose to display neutral-colored candles in corresponding bases, while color-lovers may veer toward brightly hued wax. However, if you’re not sure how to style candles in your space, we have some tips that will help you create the perfect display.

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Taper Candles: How To Use and Display Them

Taper candles are extremely versatile and will shine throughout the home, whether you’re setting the mood for a romantic candlelit dinner or decorating for a holiday gathering. As the oldest types of candles, they have actually existed for millennia. In fact, ancient Romans and Egyptians created some of the earliest forms of taper candles using beeswax and tallow. These days, dining by candlelight is not a necessity but is instead seen as a luxury—we find that taper candles will help set the mood and turn an ordinary weekday dinner into a special event.

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Candle Care: Essential Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Candle

Candles add so much warmth and ambiance to any room of the house. Perhaps they play a key component in your nightly ritual or remind you of favorite seasonal memories. But in order to ensure that your candles function at their best, it’s important to properly care for them every step of the way: before they’re lit, while they’re burning, and when it is time to extinguish the flame. Following a few key steps will elongate the life of your favorite candles and ensure that they perform to the best of their ability.

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