Bringing Candlelight To Your Garden
We’re making the most of every corner of our homes at the moment, creating spaces we can enjoy both inside and outside our homes. Now, as spring rolls into summer we can (hopefully!) continue to embrace every drop of sunshine and warm, still evenings from our garden.
Summer evenings are to be cherished and call for much wining, dining and relaxing in our home havens. Candles can help to make your evenings outdoors feel just as cosy, tranquil and stylish as your homes do, so here are some ideas for how you can welcome a flicker of candlelight to your garden this summer.
When we think of sophisticated candlelight, lanterns are often front of mind and when it comes to your garden there are styles in abundance; from jars and trinkets for your tealight candles to tall rustic metal lanterns to house your pillar candles.
Create a huddle of multiple lanterns in corners of your seating areas to create a stylish feature and a glow of candlelight and give your outdoor living area a lift.
Bring a sprinkling of light to your garden with a sea, scattering or trail of tealights throughout your garden to create a magical glow. You could illuminate your footpaths with a line-up of mini jars and lanterns for your tealight candles, or hang glass orbs from your trees for a dramatic design of suspended candlelight.
If you want to get even more creative, you could use a bird bath and glass tealight holders to create a sea of floating candles for a serine and tranquil ambience.
It may seem unusual to use scented candles outdoors where the fragrance isn’t necessarily contained, but the impact scents can have on our mood and relaxation, as well as reflecting our lifestyle, still applies outdoors and can be just as powerful.
You may opt for floral fragrances to bring your garden to life and enrich the natural aromas of your garden. Or perhaps an infusion of summer scents will reflect the sunny days and fresh evenings – think citrus, oceanic and sweet tones.
You can also harness calming aromas to help to you to unwind in the evenings. Lavender, chamomile and vanilla can all work wonders for relaxing the mind and body and instilling an aroma of bliss.
Eating al fresco doesn’t just need to mean burgers on the barbeque, you can maintain your sophisticated date nights and dinner parties outdoors too, with plenty of room for an injection of style.
Your dinner settings can be just as decorative outside and actually tapered dinner candles can set the mood for an indulgent evening outdoors.
This summer we’re celebrating all things outdoor living and we’ve love to see your photos of your moments in your garden, trying some of our tips and hacks and making memories to wax lyrical about! Find us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to share your photos with us.
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