Candles have become the epitome of class and luxury. When it comes to floating candles and tealight candles, they are the most versatile type of candles, which can be used for enhancing the appearance and reflecting the décor theme of any space or occasion. Whether used as centerpieces or as accent décor, these candles create a fresh and modern look. Floaters and tealights can be used to create an elegant or rustic look depending on the type of glass containers used.
Floating candles or floaters are very versatile decorative candles. They can be placed in any vessel that holds water. They come in different shapes and are designed to ensure they will remain stable as they burn rather than tipping or sinking and extinguishing themselves. Floating candles can be added to water features in your garden and around your home. Scattered across your swimming pool, they will create a beautiful effect. Just make sure your pool pump is turned off.
Floaters are very popular as a centerpiece at your dinner table or for your next event. Depending on the theme of your event you can use different décor elements such as flowers or a fern leaf, fruit, seashells or sequins.
Tealight candles or tealights are candles encased in a thin aluminum or plastic cup so that the candle can liquefy completely while lit. They are typically small, circular, and wider than their height. Because of their small size and low level of light, multiple tealights are often burned simultaneously.
Tealights can come in many different sizes, small and large, as well as burn times and scents. However, the most common tealight is 1.5 in by 0.63 in, with white unscented wax. A standard tealight candle typically has a burn time anywhere between 3-5 hours.
According to professional designers, the most exquisite floaters and tealights are white, although there are many other shades. The ideal décor option for creating a chic atmosphere is the combination of these candles with transparent glass, as such an alliance is perfect for any color scheme of the table.
To achieve a romantic mood in the house, you can use small candlesticks in the form of flowers or vintage lanterns made of white-painted metal wire.
If you are seeking something bright, place tealight candles in colored glass candlesticks. The interesting fact is that the sophistication of the shape of the candlestick does not play any role: tealights will sparkle with new colors even in simple, hand-painted jars. This technique works great for creating color effects in a table setting - similar to other elements of the table.
If you choose to use colored tealight candles, the rules of good taste suggest a neutral tone for candlesticks. Another option is to use a colored tealight in a transparent candlestick, wrap the latter with a simple white cloth and tied it with a thin ribbon in the color of the candle.
For colored floating candles, get contrasting ones and place them in “layers” in a tall vase, and put flowers and acrylic pebbles at the bottom.
Placing floating candles in a glass is a well-known technique. But nowadays there is another trendy technique for tealights and glasses: the glass is turned upside down and acts as an elegant candlestick. How simple and brilliant that is! To get a more chic design, take the tealight out of the aluminum/plastic cup.
A spectacular solution, supposedly coming from Southeast Asia. Combine them with a long narrow boat tray or flower petals, it will look amazing.