Candles provide warm ambient lighting and elevate the aesthetic of any space, making them an essential addition to your décor. The downside, however, is they pose a risk especially if you have young children or pets at home. This is where decorative flameless candles come in handy as they’re virtually indistinguishable from real ones and you can leave them on for as long as you’d like. This guide outlines all the reasons why you should make the shift to artificial candles, as well as some decorating ideas to inspire you.
Why Decorate With Flameless Candles?
There’s no need to worry about making artificial candles look realistic with Balsam Hill’s Miracle Flame Candles. They emit a soft light similar to real candles but without any of the risks associated with actual flames. These flameless candles with remote are made with a soft-looking plastic complete with a dripping wax effect, so they look and feel like the real thing. Here are some of the added benefits:
With no heat from an open flame, you can use your LED candles with peace of mind. There’s less risk of accidents with children, pets, or other flammable items. This also opens more design and display possibilities because you don’t have to worry about fire hazards.
Flameless candles are battery-operated, so there are no wax drippings to stress over. Your heirloom candle receptacles, delicate cloth table coverings, and other surfaces are safe from leaking wax or ash stains. Flameless candle decor is mess-free compared to actual candles.
Scentless and Smoke-Free
Many wax candles are made with oils, chemicals, or dyes. Some even have decorative accents that may emit strange odors or release harmful toxins when burned. Smoke inhalation is also a concern for those with health issues. Flameless candles use LED bulbs to evoke the warm glow of real candlelight without any of the potential risks.
Quality decorative candles can be pricey and once spent, there’s no return on your investment. Flameless LED candles may be displayed and used for much longer due to their extensive battery life, making them worth the expense.
How To Decorate Using Flameless Candles
Balsam Hill Miracle Flame Candles come in different shapes and sizes. They also come with their own remote control, allowing you to operate them with convenience. This makes them a versatile home décor accent useful for styling many of your home’s corners and focal points. Here are just some of the ways our flameless flickering candles can elevate your home’s look.
Placed In Lanterns
Candles help set a relaxed mood for any occasion. Spruce up decorative lanterns and make them functional with flameless battery-operated candles. These make beautiful accents for both indoor and outdoor decorating. And since they’re remote-controlled candles, they’re convenient to operate. Check out these ideas:
Lanterns are the perfect living room décor. They look lovely on end or console tables, by the foot of loungers or daybeds, or on bookcases or shelves. Lanterns on the windowsills contribute to a homey atmosphere as well. Paired with a window box arrangement or some foliage in a hanging basket, they create a delightful tableau.
LED candles make the ideal outdoor candles for lanterns due to their minimal upkeep. Arrange lanterns in your porch to welcome guests and make them feel at home. Group different-sized lanterns for a stronger visual impact and place them by the front door. You may also line them up porch steps to help guide guests at night.
Accessorize outdoor entertaining areas by placing lanterns on tables or along the path to your backyard. They add a whimsical or even rustic feel to your outdoor area, depending on the look or style of your chosen lantern.
The subtle glow of candlelight makes any gathering a stylish affair. Battery-operated candles help set the scene without you having to worry about the risk of open flame near guests.
On Styled Tablescapes
For unique flameless candle centerpiece ideas, look to your collection of glass or barware. House appropriately sized LED candles in wine glasses, flutes, or heirloom glasses and group them together for a festive yet relaxed ambience. You can also choose simple and versatile metal-and-glass candle holders that can match any theme. They also make elegant accents on bar carts and dessert tables.
As Mood Lighting
Clusters of flameless candles on end tables or on shelves create a cozy ambience for guests to gather and chat in living rooms or dens. Meanwhile, for entertaining held al fresco, the gentle glimmer of candlelight can complement your natural surroundings. Enhance your outdoor dining experience with flameless candles that won’t easily topple over or be blown out by the wind. In the fall, decorate flameless candles with seasonal foliage and produce to create vignettes honoring harvest season.
On Shelves and Tabletops
The soft, flickering light of romantic candles is a calming sight during quiet evenings. Display sturdy candle holders in your living room and lounge or reading area. Place groupings on a console table or high shelf to create a warm and welcoming feel in your space.
As Part of Themed Decorating
On the Fireplace Mantel
Liven up your living room with a beautiful fireplace display. As this is the often the focal point of the room, it is a prime area to highlight your home’s décor and aesthetic. Here is how flameless candles can help:
On the Mantel
Create charming vignettes all year round by decorating flameless candles with meaningful trinkets, stacks of books, or even vintage mirrors and small framed artwork to tell a story. You also can’t miss out on candles when considering decoration ideas for Christmas. Use flameless candles of different sizes to illuminate and set the scene when creating big holiday displays. Flocked foliage, polished ornaments, or glittery décor sparkle and glow with the help of LED candles.
Inside the Fire Box
If you have a non-functional fireplace, line them up in the hearth for added ambient lighting. This is a great way to add some rustic and cozy charm into the space without worrying about dripping wax or smoke.
These are just some of the many ways you can incorporate flameless candles into your home decoration. Browse our catalog for more design inspiration.