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If you've never used anything but wax candles, try one of new gel candles. Gel candles are translucent and their shimmering glow is irresistible to eye. You'll find gel candles ready to display in their own attractive glass containers.
Candles and Fragrance
Scented and aromatherapy candles make an excellent choice for kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. Consider odor-neutralizing scented candles a necessity for kitchen when you entertain. They serve triple duty by quickly neutralizing cooking odors, adding a pleasant scent and a touch or warmth. Larger scented candles often include interesting texture, shape and color variation.
Candleholders and Display Options
If you use your patio as a three-season outdoor room, float citronella votives in water on patio for a lily-pads-in-the-pond effect. You'll scare away mosquitoes and other flying irritants at same time. Place all citronella candles a few feet from table so that you don't run off guests along with insects.
Votive holders have blossomed into every imaginable shape, including butterflies, bejeweled beveled glass holders, and seascape holders. Many of votive designs are ideally suited for an outdoor environment.
Hurricane lamps add light and atmosphere to outdoor table in evening. Eve lights can produce harsh lighting, and hurricane lamps provide enough light to see without detracting from atmosphere. When selecting a candleholder for outdoor use, it's important to select one that shields flame from wind, and hurricane lamps provide ample protection from wind.
If you haven't seen newer tea lamp candleholders, you're not going to believe your eyes. These candleholders are every bit as elaborate and intricate as their electrical counterparts. If you prefer formal look of a chandelier, consider a chandelier candleholder for a soft, diffused light. The next time a storm or tornado blows through your area, leaving you without electricity, tea lamp, hurricane and chandelier candleholders will be ready and waiting.
Whatever your décor, imaginative use of candles and candleholders allows you to change your décor as often as you change your mood.
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