Illumination with Candles & more

There is nothing like the radiant glow of candlelight to enliven your dreary surroundings and chase away the monsoon blues. Candle stands serve the purpose of utility while enhancing the aesthetic value of your interiors.

Today candle stands have become a part and parcel of elite décor and boutiques, housing designer candles and candle stands, are gaining popularity.

Candle stands are available in diverse designs and materials to complement the ambience of your home. Candle stands, made of intricate engraved wood, will perfectly match your antique wooden furniture, while an artistically handcrafted brass stand can complement a house with ornamental décor. Sterling silver and pewter candle stands impart a touch of sophistication and exclusiveness and a wedge- wood one is reminiscent of the Victorian era. Modern homes demand a more sleek and minimal look. Trendy designer wrought-iron or steel candle stands add the perfect touch to a contemporary home. A stand made of crystal, jade or onyx sparkles in your home and light weight-bamboo candle stands suffuse your living space with a natural glow.  Terracotta and dokra (bell metal) stands, displaying the skill of rural craftsmanship, accentuate the ethnicity of your surroundings.

Candle stands can be placed on table tops, on the floor or can be made to hang from a wall or tree. Interesting objects like traditional kerosene lamps and lanterns brought out from the attic are being innovatively used to infuse the old world charm into your home. A romantic choice to light a porch, pathway, garden or entryway, these hanging lanterns create a dramatic effect outdoors or inside. A stand decorated in colourful mosaic or ceramic is a unique, fun way to light up a room.

Designs for candle stands are extremely flexible. Candle holders may be wax-less as well as wax-filled. Usually a candle stand or holder does not contain wax and users are expected to use the stand as a support for the candle. Alternatively small wax filled clay or glass pots are very convenient and handy for one-time use as they avoid the mess of melted wax. Diffusers, which are candle stands with small bowls containing scented oil or water, emit soothing aroma when lit from below. These are extremely popular nowadays. Some candle stands even come with paper, ceramic or metal shades with cut outs which enclose perfumed candles.

Today with the large variety of candle stands available, artistically designed candle stands coupled with a few candles make the perfect gift for any occasion.