Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Winter Decorating Ideas: Wonderful Ways to Brighten Up Your Home with Candles and Lights

Winter brings a unique beauty to any landscape, but at times, the nights can get too dark, too long, and too cold. The gray skies can often cast a melancholic mood on the entire household. So this season, give your home that much-needed warmth and embrace the radiance brought on by these marvelous lighting ideas as curated by Balsam Hill:

Fill Your Home with Gentle Radiance Using Candles

Candles have been filling homes with light for centuries. They are timeless – reminiscent of the past – and cast depth and elegance, making them the perfect way to add ambiance to any space. Candles with neutral shades are particularly ideal as they go well with most home décor.

For a more refined appearance, group your candles together and place them inside a glass cage. This keeps the wick safely lit and prevents the breeze from extinguishing the flame. The glass also adds texture and a stately appearance to any quiet corner. For a safer alternative that matches any décor, choose flameless LED candles that mimic the flickering effect of real candles. Since they are battery-operated and come with a timer, flameless LED candles create the same romantic glow without the fire hazard.

Standing candelabra can also be used to add further beauty to a candle’s timeless grace. These beautiful gold candle holders add an elegant yet simple appeal to your overall decor.

Cozy Up Your Space Using Accent Lighting

Another way to add delight to your space is to hang tea lights. When loved ones and guests approach the area, they would feel as though they were wandering in a space strewn with floating lights. The result guarantees an unforgettable and magical experience.

LED Star String Lights from Balsam Hill

LED Star String Lights from Balsam Hill

String lights are a marvelous way to add captivating luminescence and subtle character to your room. They are simple and they easily blend with any decorative theme. These kinds of lights are a treat if you’re hosting a dinner party. They may not be the predictable Christmas lights, but they add sparkle to the atmosphere all the same.

You can also install some track lighting. Although they’re more permanent, they can bring a spotlight to your area and accent furniture. They can even be moved and positioned differently when the season changes or when you adjust the focal point of your room.

Brighten up your home during those blue winter days with these exquisite lighting options from Balsam Hill.

About the Author
Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class. Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.
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  • Holly Gratner

    Wonderful ideas given in this article. I’m always looking for ways to create beautiful and warm spaces in the home.

  • BalsamHill

    Thanks, Holly! With the help of our design expert Dagmar Obert, the Balsam Hill blog will have lots more in store for you this 2014!

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