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5 Ways to Decorate With Candles

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Thank you Chesapeake Bay Candle for sponsoring this post. All text and opinions are mine.

Creative and beautiful ways to decorate with candles

Decorating with candles is one of my favorite things to do in the fall, so when I was contacted recently about partnering with Chesapeake Bay Candle and writing a post candles, I happily said yes. 

Fall candles on the hearth

Hip, hip, hooray! It’s candle season! Not that you can’t burn a candle any time of the year, but they’re especially nice in the fall and winter months. They add a cozy factor to your home that you just can’t get any other way.

I’ve used lots of candles in our home and these from Chesapeake Bay Candle are by far my favorites. They have a subtle, rich scent but aren’t overpowering like some candles are. They’re very refreshing and soothing. And the scents are inspired by botanicals and fruits found along the Maryland shoreline.

Since I love to share decorating ideas, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share some different ways to decorate with candles. 

5 Ways to Decorate With Candles

candles on a brick hearth

 1. On the fireplace hearth or mantel

One of the most natural places to use candles is near your fireplace. Whether it’s on the mantel, hearth, or inside the firebox, candles are the perfect fireplace accessory. See more ideas for decorating your mantels here: Mantel Decorating Ideas

Chestnut and Acorn candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle

The Heritage Collection jar candles have a beautiful frosted glass that’s reminiscent of a worn glass bottle, floating in the ocean, softened by the salt and sea air. This gives the candles a soft, romantic glow which is always nice around the fireplace.

Balsam Fir tin candle from Chesapeake Bay Candle

If you like more of an industrial chic look, each scent is also available in a two-wick tin version.

2. On a Pedestal 

Chesapeake Bay Candle Chestnut and Acorn on a pedestal

For an easy centerpiece or table decoration, simply add a candle and some smaller items to a pedestal or cake stand. Add as little or as much additional decor as you wish. It’s all about what you like. 

3. On a side or end table

Chesapeake Bay Candle Pumpkin Latte Candle with Copper Vase and dried hydrangeas

Cozy up any living space by adding a candle to an end table, side table, or coffee table. Stack them on books or add them to a tray with additional decor to make a bigger statement.

See more of my favorite fall decorating ideas here: Fall Decorating Ideas

 4. On top of pillar stand candle holders

Chesapeake Bay Candle Vanilla Biscotti candle on a pillar candle stand

Elevate your candles for more impact. Look for pillar candle stands with a wide enough area for your candles. Use multiple stands in a grouping for more drama, and place additional candles or decor on them. For safety, please be sure your stands are large and sturdy enough for your candle.

 5. On a long tray as a centerpiece

Chesapeake Bay Candle Cinnamon Spice jar candle on a wooden tray

A super quick and easy centerpiece can be made by adding a candle and some seasonal decor to a long tray. Place it on top of a fall colored table runner and you’ll have a simple, cozy table in minutes.

How to Make Your Own Candles

Love creating your own items? Making candles is easier than you might think! See my full tutorial and supply list here: How to make Your Own Candles

diy tea cup candles
How to Make Soy Teacup Candles

Dreamy Scents

You’re probably wanting to know more about these wonderful scents. You can find all of the current scents here: Chesapeake Bay Candles .

Chesapeake Bay Candles on wooden candle pillars
Chesapeake Bay Candles on a brick fireplace hearth

Chesapeake Bay Candle Heritage Collection


    1. Thank you, Norma. So many different ways to display them and they smell so good. You'll love them! ~ Angie

  1. What lovely scents they offer. I love all of your suggestions on how to display the candles. You have me thinking of how to use them in my own home.

    1. Yes, they have some amazing scents. And they look pretty no matter how you display them! ~ Angie

  2. So many lovely ideas for candles in your home. Thanks for all the tips. I can't wait to try some in our home. I think I would like cinnamon the best, any time of year. Thanks for sharing, Angie.

  3. 'Such beautiful options! Thank you for these tips on decorating with candles! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. Hey Angie…no joke, I have their Lavender and Fig scent burning right now and it is one of my all time favorite scents. I will definitely try their Heritage scents…I'm sold on them.

  5. I just heard Yvonne of Stone Gable talk about these candles on a podcast yesterday and after she raved over them, I was intrigued. Now I see your lovely post with so many beautiful ways to display the candles. Now I really want a few, even if my husband doesn't particularly like me to burn candles. 🙂

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