Set the Ambiance for Romance
Spring! The time for new beginnings, new blossoms and birds singing. As the brighter days wipe away the winter grays we all want to spend more time outside enjoying the sights and sounds of spring. And what a better way to create a romantic evening setting than to use outdoor lighting. The night time sky is beautiful and the perfect lighting can help set the mood.
Candles are a charming way to offset the night and provide a warm romantic atmosphere. Using small groups of candles you can create a very casual feel for your outdoor space.
There are so many different ways to display your groupings to help with ambiance and romance. Some tips to help with your display - make sure to choose a color that sets the tone and matches your table setting. (White always goes with any table setting and puts off a warm glow.) Check the size of the candle to make sure it is appropriate for the space. And think about safety never leave candles unattended.
Mason jars have become a very popular trend and utilizing the warm glow of the glass is a great way to display the light and keeps the wind from blowing your candles out. Sand or glass beads are also a good way to stabilize the candle within the jar. There are many options that are both beautiful and inexpensive to display your candles in Mason jar, you are only limited by your imagination.
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Hurricane or glass lanterns are another fun idea to display candles on a spring evening, with more height you can vary the size of candle you want to use.
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Tea lights are another form of outdoor lighting to consider, they provide a warm romantic glow and can be used in many unique ways. Inserting votive candles into cored out apples may be a fall favorite but it could set a spark of romance for the spring.
Landscape lighting can also create the perfect mood and require no effort on your part (except for the flip of a switch). Whether you are planning an evening swim or sitting in a cozy spot with the ones you love, your outdoor oasis will come to life any time of day or night.
So go ahead, light up the night and enjoy your outdoor romance.