Candles are a connection to our primitive selves. They provide us with a link to nature, to fundamental elements, to fire. In a world dominated by cartoon fantasies, and plastic simulacrums, the candle burns through the nonsense, and is real.
Adding a series of candle holders to your bedroom is an exciting process. You get to coordinate a symphony of flames, choosing the way that they will flicker, and illuminate, controlling how the wax will flow, and correcting for shadows and flicker.
Candles will also add a sense of romance to the space, which is always useful in a bedroom. The tiny flames will incite passion and excitement. Just lighting a candle is a very simple, romantic act, that can completely change the mood of an evening.
You should try to choose candle holders which reflect the deepest parts of your personality. The candle holders should also integrate into the rest of the room. You don’t want it to stand out, as standing out is the job of the flame, the holder is just there to display it.
However that doesn’t mean a candle holder can’t stand out, and be unique. You just want to make sure that it fits into the flow of the space naturally.
Another consideration when choosing a candle holder for your bedroom is safety. There is a good chance that candles which you light in the bedroom, will end up being left unattended, either because you fell asleep or got distracted. That is why in the bedroom it is absolutely necessary for you to choose a candle holder that is sturdy, safe, and reliable. You don’t want to sacrifice your home or your life for a pretty light and a little carelessness.
You also want to place them in spots where they wont be easily bumped, or knocked over, or toyed with by children.
If you are aware and take a few precautions, candle holders can be an easy and effective way to add some passion and fire to your life.