Taper candles

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Pillar candle GUIRLANDE 25 cm, red, Bjørn Wiinblad BJORW53085

Taper candles – a beautiful way to add warmth, light and fragrance to your room

What is a taper candle?

A taper candle is a long, slim candle with a broader base and a conical tip that narrows significantly in the middle. These little candles, which are often used for decoration, can also be used for religious celebrations like weddings and baptisms. There are several types and sizes of taper candles available, and they are often made of wax and stearin.

Where can you use taper candles at home?

Taper candles can add a touch of elegance and ambience to various areas of your home especially if you use them with stylish taper candle holders. Here are some places where you can use taper candles:

  • Dining Table: Taper candles are commonly used as centrepieces on dining tables. They create a warm and intimate atmosphere for meals, gatherings, and special occasions.
  • Mantel: Place taper candles on your fireplace mantel to add a classic and cosy look to your living room.
  • Entryway: Use taper candles on a console table or entryway table to greet guests with a warm and inviting glow.
  • Bathroom: Create a spa-like ambience by placing taper candles on a countertop or near a bathtub for a relaxing soak.
  • Bedroom: Taper candles can provide soft lighting on bedside tables, creating a calming atmosphere for relaxation or romance.
  • Outdoor Gatherings: Incorporate taper candles into your outdoor entertaining space, such as on a patio table, to extend the festivities into the evening.
  • Special Occasions: Use taper candles to mark special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays by placing them on a cake or as part of a decorative display.
  • Home Office: Add a touch of serenity to your work environment by placing taper candles on your desk or nearby shelving.
  • Meditation or Yoga Space: Taper candles can contribute to a peaceful and contemplative atmosphere in a meditation or yoga area.
  • Party or Event Decor: Taper candles can be a part of elegant decorations for formal events like weddings, parties, or celebrations.
  • Side Tables: Place taper candles on side tables in your living room, study, or other spaces to create a cosy and refined ambience.
  • Reading Nook: Enhance your reading nook with the soft glow of taper candles for a cosy and calming environment.

Remember to always exercise caution and follow safety guidelines when using candles, including placing them in proper holders on stable surfaces and never leaving them unattended.

How to use taper candles safely?

There are safety measures you should take while burning taper candles in your house, notwithstanding the aesthetic benefit mentioned above.

With a taper candle burning, never leave the room without extinguishing it. By doing this, you can ensure that the candle won't fall or accidentally start a fire. Keep combustible materials and liquids away from candles that are burning. The overhanging leaves of your favourite plant or billowing drapes should be kept out of the way while the candle is burning.

Based on the size of your area, decide the height you want your candles to be. When candles are put on a mantlepiece in a colonial-style room with low ceilings, height may be an important factor in preserving the safety of your environment as you enjoy your candles. When used properly, taper candles are still highly safe when all those factors are considered.

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