Candelabras were used for centuries and were once bringers of light to homes and cathedrals. However, the candelabra were shamefully put aside with the advent of electricity. Nowadays, a beautiful candelabra adorned by candles is all the more pleasing to the eye and the soothing calm that a lit candle provides is more appreciated by today’s stressed generation. Although most people view candelabras as more of an accessory for classic décor, candelabras have since been an accent to modern décor. However, it doesn’t go too far in the past anymore for the the time warp that candelabras are putting people in. It has been a bit amusing as well as challenging especially with the classical designs that tend to be common among them in using Candelabras in modern décor. But it shouldn’t be too hard to find candelabra that would suit your needs with the advent of modern décor.
Decide on what type you’d want is the first thing to do when choosing candelabras, as the type is really the initial factor that determines the use. Candelabra for the floor and for the table top are basically the two types of candelabra. While table candelabras are easy enough to hold in the hand, floor candelabras tend to be large and high. A table candelabrum is more for indoor accent or accessory use, while floor candelabra can be for indoor or outdoor use.
Because of their height, floor candelabras have a tendency to evoke a church like feeling. However, to the usual floor candelabra, there have been modern twists and the vast array of spiral candelabras can be seen. Hanging candelabras is another common type of candelabra that used in old cathedrals and churches. However, for a classical touch to a dining table also can use these candelabras.
If you don’t want the hassle of lighting a fire in your fireplace, then fireplace candelabra may also be used. both the look of a warm fire and the elegance of a stylish accessory will be taken care by fireplace candelabra. Furthermore, you can also use it during spring and summer as it doesn’t produce too much heat as a full fireplace; not only use it in winter time.
For wrought iron materials, choose that is:
- the most popular ones
- most durable
- flexible enough in order to fit into any type of décor
- very easy to clean up
- lasts a long time and possibly even look better with rust
For Pewter, Brass, Silver materials, consider that:
- brass gives off a nice color
- they are not exactly durable materials
- they are popular symbol of sophistication
- they require a lot of maintenance
- in time metals will tarnish
While Porcelain and marble:
- are brittle
- are easier to clean than metal
- do not tarnish
- might chip
- are more of a classical feel
And Glass and crystal materials are:
- more elegant
- available in vibrant colors
- perfect for weddings and other celebratory occasions
Kinds of Candles
you should also consider the types of candles that you are ready to use, tea lights, thin long candles, short fat candles, scented, etc when you’re buying candelabra. for certain kinds of candles and should be used with the right sized one, candelabras are measured. Usually, while traditional embraces the long thin candles, modern décor accepts wider shorter candles.
Finally, your décor should match the candelabra you bought. If you have floral décor, you don’t have to necessarily buy floral candelabra. Just make sure that it doesn’t come out of place in the room.