Lighting candles in Scandinavian countries is such an important part of day-to-day life, making those long, dark winter days more bearable. At Christmas, you’ll find even more candles dressing the home – Advent ones aside – as people line windowsills, mantelpieces and hearths with lanterns and candles, adding to the hygge atmosphere.
Stock up on pillar candles in a variety of different sizes – and if you have little ones or want to add a glow to an upstairs windowsill, then take a look at our new Exquisite LED candle range. These realistic candles, which can be operated by a separate remote control, have a real wax surface and even a flickering flame.
Build up a collection of candle plates, lanterns and votive holders. Choose classically elegant glass, contemporary stainless steel, or something a little more rustic, like zinc. Trim the area around with a few sprigs of fresh foliage – just remember to be candle safe and not place anything too close.
Stylish White Pillar Candles, from £2.50| Large Christmas Candle Bauble, £35 | Exquisite Triple Flame LED Candle, £40 | Exquisite White LED Candles, from £25| Artisan Glass Hurricane Lamp, £32.50 | Rusty Metal Candle Lantern, £55