As a dedicated interior design portal, we typically focus on how things look. However, home decor aficionados will know that it takes far more than aesthetics to transform a house into a home. Indeed, for the complete package one must also consider ambience, or the character and atmosphere of your abode. And one of the easiest ways to create ambience in abundance is – you guessed it – candles.
Read on for a round up of the best candles to burn for guaranteed ambience.
For a Stress-Free Ambience
Turn your home into a sanctuary with the Dream Elephant Luxury Candle by Wild Beautiful Free.
Notes of lavender and vanilla work as a naturally calming anxiety remedy, promising improved sleep and relaxation.
Shop the Dream Elephant Luxury Candle here! (External Link)
For a Luxe Ambience
Ask any blogger for their holy grail candle and I guarantee they will refer you to Diptyque’s Baies.
Housed in a luxurious glass pot, the Baies comes in a variety of sumptuous scents ranging from Berries to Fig Tree and Roses. This is one to proudly display on your coffee/dressing table setup.
Head here to get your hands on the Diptyque Baies Candle. (External Link)
For a ‘Smells Like Home’ Ambience
The wonderful thing about scent is its uncanny ability to instantly evoke memories of our past.
Even if we’re far away from the places we used to call home, Homesick’s range of location-based scents means we can recreate the past in our newest abodes. The ‘United Kingdom’ candle, for instance, smells of rain, sticky toffee pudding and mince pies.
Browse the full Homsick range here. (External Link)
For a Techy Ambience
Does this Twelve South candle remind you of anything Apple fans?
Inspired by the sleek curves of iPhones and MacBooks, this is perfect for any tech-heads among you. It’s not just all about the looks either. The Mac Candle No.2 boasts refreshing notes of bergamot, grapefruit and herbaceous flowers to help stimulate productivity.
Shop the Mac Candle No.2 here. (External Link)
For a ‘Summer Night’ Ambience
Although candles typically come into their own in a cozy, hygge-inspired setting, this doesn’t mean they should be cast aside come summer time.
With its blend of citrus and sugary notes, the Aspen Bay Capri Blue Candle was just made for still summer nights out in the garden, rosé in hand.
Try the Capri Blue Candle for yourself by shopping it here. (External Link)
For an Urban Cool Ambience
As somewhat of a luxury item, candles are rarely considered to be bad boy cool … until now that is.
Everything about this Paddywax Candle is the very definition of edgy – starting with its scent. This one is tobacco and patchouli, which is unconventional to say the least but results in a warm, smokey aroma reminiscent of campfire and wood burners. Its rise to urban cool is complete with an industrial-inspired concrete pot that’s easy on the eye without being too precious.
Buy your very own slice of urban cool a.k.a. the Paddywax Candle here. (External Link)
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