Well, Spring is officially here! and although the days are getting that little bit longer and that little bit warmer, the evenings are still a time for cosying up to watch a film or read a good book (the patio set will remain firmly in the garage for another month or so I recon, sniff)
In this post I’m going to share with you some tips on how to enhance your home’s inviting, welcoming atmosphere because regardless of the season, every home can benefit from adding a little cosy comfort…
Candles are one of the easiest and cheapest ways of creating a cosy atmosphere in your home. Humans are naturally drawn to things that smell good and make us feel good. The fragrance of good quality candles can make us feel happy and relaxed as our sense of smell can act as a powerful reminder of a location, a season or a special moment. Candles promote a warm, welcoming atmosphere for visitors and there’s something so relaxing and soothing about the gentle flicker of candlelight. There’s nothing I love more than deciding to settle in for the evening, then prancing around the living room with my candle lighter as if it were a wand, and I, some sort of cosiness-creating fairy.
I adore Tesco’s range of Apothecary candles available as tealights, tin and jar candles. They are beautifully designed and the range of scents are just gorgeous (my personal collection of the jar beauties is now up to 7, eek!)
- Tesco Apothecary Black Fig and Cassis Tealights £4
2. Tesco Apothecary Eucalyptus and Peppermint Candle in a Tin £4
3. Tesco Apothecary Rose and Black Vanilla Candle in a Small Filled Jar £3.50
You may not have heard of the brand PartyLite, but believe me, their candles are amazing quality and the range of scents available is incredible! It works a little like Avon, in that you buy through a PartyLite consultant in your local area. Although on the pricey side, in my opinion, they are well worth the money.
How about trying their ‘Time to Enjoy’ 18-piece sampler? These tealights burn for between 4-6 hours each and the 18 fragrances include: Pink Grapefruit, Blue Agave, Peony, Bamboo Breeze, Juicy Clementine, Tropical Waters, Iced Snowberries™, Vanilla Citron, Cherry Blossom, Cashmere, Mulberry, Wild Strawberry and Lemon Melon Mint (didn’t that list included some of your all-time favourite words!?)
The PartyLite website is worth a visit for a big dose of Pinterest-worthy inspirational display ideas!
WoodWick has to be my absolute favourite candle company at the moment. Only a few of us are lucky enough to have a log burner or an open fire in our homes but you can re-create the comforting, soothing crackle of a log fire with WoodWick! Each candle features a natural wooden wick to create the soothing sound of a crackling fire and they are available in a beautiful array of scents. I currently have a Linen WoodWick which has a comfortingly familiar fragrance.
Yankee Candle is probably the most familiar and well-loved candle brand on the market and for good reason! The scents are always imaginative and reflect the seasons beautifully. They always make gorgeous present ideas for loved ones too. I’ve just treated myself to an April Showers Yankee which I’m loving, it’s refreshingly zingy and clean and I’ve got up to 150 hours of fragrance enjoyment ahead, that’s a whole season’s worth of little me moments!
Have you bought a gorgeous candle recently? Please share in a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Keep an eye out for future posts on more ways to create a welcoming atmosphere in your home; simple ideas but ones which can be forgotten about in the busyness of daily life 🙂