Antique Lighting and Candles
Wrought iron is a popular choice of material to use for antique lighting fixtures. The material is sturdy enough to withstand all kinds of weather, but it still has a rustic, antique look to it. When most people hear the term "wrought-iron" they probably think of an old farmhouse out in the country. However, wrought iron can be used in any home, both indoors and out. Depending on the particular fixtures being used, the wrought iron could make a space warm and inviting, or more formal. For example, if wrought iron fixtures were used to line the aisle for a bride on her wedding day, the atmosphere of a formal ceremony would not be lost but guests would still feel welcome at the ceremony.
Antique lighting and candles can be used in multiple combinations, depending on the size of the space to be lit. If using the candles for an outdoor patio area, for example, one option would be to hang a chandelier with several candles. Alternatively, a walkway could be lined with several individual candle holders. Both options have the effect of inviting people in and creating an atmosphere of fun and relaxation.
A new alternative to candles is LED candles. This option is particularly popular with those who have pets or small children, or who have sensitivities to certain fragrances. With battery-operated LED candles, there is no need to worry about fire hazards, dripping wax or overpowering fragrance. LED candles are also good for using outside, when certain weather elements come into play.
Overall, the incredible versatility of antique lighting fixtures and candles can change the atmosphere of any space in the home.