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?

Group of flameless candles in stone bowls

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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 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:

SAFETY

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 up more design and display possibilities because you don’t have to worry about fire hazards.

LOW MAINTENANCE

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.

COST-EFFECTIVE

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 even 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 they can elevate your home’s look.

PLACED IN LANTERNS

Christmas staircase display with candles in lanterns, mini trees, garland, and stockings

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Candles help set a relaxed mood for any occasion. Spruce up decorative lanterns and make them functional with flameless candles. Arrange them in your entryway to welcome guests and make them feel at home. Group different-sized lanterns for a stronger visual impact and place them in the corners of your foyer or by the front door.

Lanterns also make beautiful living room accents. If you have a non-functional fireplace, line them up in the hearth for added ambient lighting. 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.

STYLED ON TABLESCAPES

Fall-themed tablescape with lighted pumpkins and candles

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A candlelit tablescape setup makes any gathering a stylish affair. 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.

For meals 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 a tablescape honoring harvest season. They also make elegant accents on bar carts and dessert tables.

ON SHELVES OR TABLETOPS

Christmas ornament display with flocked mini trees, candles, and lights

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The soft, flickering light of a candle 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 cozy ambience in your space.

PART OF HALLOWEEN DÉCOR

Halloween display on the front porch

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Once October rolls in, update your décor with candles and candleholders that complement the autumn season and Halloween. Welcome trick-or-treaters with an impressive Halloween display. Get creative and use battery-operated candles to safely light up your spooky showcase.

ON FIREPLACE MANTELS

Gold and white Christmas mantel display with reindeer, crystal trees, and candles

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Liven up your living room with a beautiful mantel display. 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. For big holiday displays, use flameless candles of different sizes to illuminate and set the scene. Flocked foliage, polished ornaments, or glittery décor sparkle and glow with the help of LED candles.

These are just some of the many ways you can incorporate flameless candles into your home decoration. Browse our CATALOG for more design inspiration.

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