“To create a warm, soft and romantic glow, I used pillar candles in a few spots on this front porch. The candlelight offers just the right amount of lighting, not to take away from the breathtaking view of the sunset over the hillside vineyard,” says designer Miyuki Yamaguchi. “Use battery-operated pillar candles — they’re a much safer option to enjoy from dusk till dawn,” she adds. The natural flame look is a perfect fit for the bohemian style of the decor.
This warm dining room makes use of natural light with geometric windows and artificial light with a candlelight chandelier. A simple flower arrangement of white tulips complements a palm plant in the corner.
Natural light is the key to ensuring the proper color values of each tone; however, when a white-on-white tablescape is lit artificially or with candlelight, each shade will be strongly influenced by bulbs or flames, causing the colors to read more warmly with yellow undertones.
Try using tons of white candles as a quick and inexpensive way to instantly transform the backyard into a cocktail party-ready space. Light up the night with rows of flickering votives that line the edge of a swimming pool or sidewalk, adding a sophisticated and festive feel.
In this warm living room, a vibrant red sofa is adorned with red and yellow pillows and positioned near a coffee table that displays three red wicker placemats. Framed art accents the room, calling on the homeowner's personal style to add flair to the space.
There’s nothing quite like candlelight to elevate a space from ordinary to extraordinary. Whether your guests are gathered around an outdoor table or glimpsing it from inside the house, flickering candlelight will help create a festive atmosphere. Hint: LED tapers or pillar candles look like the real thing, but can last through a windy evening.
Rich, dark colors pair with soft candlelight to create a dramatic ambiance in this contemporary dining room. Three pendants are hung in a row, forming a sleek, linear chandelier that coordinates beautifully with the rectangular dining table.
Evening light and a window view creates a gorgeous setting for this intimate dining space. Neutral benches sit on either side of a low, dark dining table. Candlelight illuminates the champagne ice for a sparkling finish.
When it comes to outdoor entertaining after dark ambient lighting adds sophistication to any get together. Sure, real candlelight is nice, but the convenience and safety of today’s programmable battery operated LED candles is hard to resist.
This unique brown and white tiled fireplace adds depth and visual interest to the entertainment unit surrounding it. Multiple candle niches set into the side of the unit allow flickering candlelight to be seen from multiple vantage points in the room.
Create ambiance with candlelight and add interest to a dining area with a nearby wooden planter. Designers with Front Door Communities placed benches next to this rectangular planter to create more space for food and drinks as well as seating.
There’s nothing like candlelight to set a mood, but your RA will never let ’em pass. These flameless, battery-operated candles have wax bases and they actually flicker, so they look like the real thing, without the fire hazard.
Solar lighting comes in all forms, including scones for the outdoors. The Starlite solar lantern, sold through retailers such as Hayneedle, is made of powder-coated, die-cast aluminum. The LED light resembles candlelight as it flickers through the glass.
If you think you can't paint a bedroom black or mix black walls with brown furniture, think again. As seen on HGTV's Deserving Design, host Vern Yip's black bedroom makeover delighted the Halloween-loving homeowners. He brought some light into the space with oversized lamps, lots of candlelight and reflective metal art above the headboard.
"The divider in this dining room was original to the midcentury home, so I restored the tracking system and counter before backlighting the burlap panels. The amber glow filters through the panels mimicking candlelight, while the counter provides the perfect spot for sitting and serving," says Shannon Baird, designer and owner of SBaird Design, Portland, Oregon.