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Create a cosy atmosphere with candles
Few things create cosiness like candles. When the flickering flame glows in the dark and warms up the room, something happens to the mood, so we feel relaxed and at ease. We love candles at Rosendahl.com, which is why you’ll find a selection of candles on this page. Whether you’ve invited friends over or are planning an evening on the sofa with a good crime novel, you have plenty of options when it comes to candles for setting the right atmosphere in your home.
Candles for all occasions
Light a candle and feel how tranquility slowly spreads through the room. You might even light several candles at once to give the room a special, soft glow. With candles, you can enjoy the gentle lighting exactly where you want to create a cosy and calm atmosphere filled with well-being.
We light candles for many different occasions, which is why the candles come in a wealth of different colours, shapes, heights and widths. With its elegant expression, the slim taper candle is a classic that suits both fine dinners and everyday mealtimes. Place them in a beautiful candlestick where they can illuminate the window sill or set the mood over a romantic dinner in true Lady & the Tramp style. Tealights are more casual and, with their small size, can be placed almost anywhere in the house. Many people choose to have two tealight holders standing next to each other as a pair, which is why the candle holders often come as a set. Pillar candles are the biggest candles and therefore the ones that burn the longest. So if your guests are staying a good few hours or you're expecting several visits, a single pillar candle will be able to provide plenty of light.
There are many traditions are associated with candles in Denmark. The candle became important in Denmark after World War II, when we were not allowed to light up the windows for five years due to fear of bombing from enemy aircraft. That’s why we celebrate Denmark's liberation by placing candles on the window sill every May. Every year on 13 December we celebrate Lucia Day, which was originally a feast day for the Catholic saint Lucia, whose name means 'light'. Here, children walk in a procession through kindergartens and schools with a candle in their hands, while the 'Lucia bride' walks at the front with a wreath of candles on her head. Most Danes also love to light their Advent candles in December as a cosy countdown to Christmas Eve.
Candles, whether real ones or LEDs, are an integral part of Danish culture. We associate them with holidays and, perhaps even more so, with 'hygge' or cosiness. Whatever type of candle you prefer, you’ll find a wide range of taper candles, pillar candles and tealights that can be placed in candle holders and lanterns both inside and outside your home.
The ultimate 'hygge-spreader'
Candles have a unique ability to spread cosiness and tranquility wherever they're lit. Candles have not always had a decorative and cosy purpose, however. Before the invention of oil lamps, candles were the only light source in the house, so they were a necessity if you were to see anything at all. Candles are used today in all rooms of the home to create a cosy atmosphere or as a beautiful decoration. In fact, candles can provide lighting anywhere. In the bedroom on the chest of drawers, you can create an exclusive look with a candlestick and candle. This can give you the calm and relaxation you need before bedtime. In the living room, you can place candles on top of everything from the window sill to the shelf, dining table and sideboard. The bathroom is also a popular spot to place candles, either by the sink or on a small shelf or wooden stool.
Candles also help to make your home more inviting when you have guests visiting. That’s why many people light a couple of candles in the hallway as a warm welcome by the front door, or in the living room where you get the most out of them. Of course, they can also be placed on the dinner table, where you can make them a part of your table setting and decorations.
The most popular season for candles is Christmas, when we light up with candles to create cosiness in all the corners of the home. Many Danes also light a daily Advent candle to count down the days until Christmas Eve. It’s a cosy tradition that has been part of our culture for over 100 years. Rosendahl.com also has Advent candles that help spread Christmas cheer and joy. Among other things, we carry Advent candles with nostalgic Christmas motifs, which are ideal for this year’s Christmas decorations or in a beautiful candle holder in the middle of your table. You can also find individual Advent candles to decorate your table with. For the finishing touch, use one of our candle holders that have been specially designed for Advent candles. This could be a Christmas candle holder, for example in a familiar Christmas tree or star design. You can combine it with the treasured Kähler tealight houses to create a whole winter wonderland.
Use your candle in a lantern
Candles are a fantastic way to create light all year round. You can even take them outside. On a windless summer evening, you can enjoy a pillar candle as it stands on the garden table and flickers lightly. Another, just as cosy, way to enjoy candles is to use lanterns. Lanterns are the perfect light source for warm summer evenings on the terrace or balcony, but can also easily be used indoors wherever you want to create cosy lighting. Lanterns also help to protect against fire hazards, as the candle is well-protected inside the lantern. Especially for families with children, this is an excellent solution that is not only practical but also super-cosy. At Rosendahl.com you’ll find a wide range of lanterns in different materials, shapes and sizes, from metal to glass. So browse out selection and find one or more favourite lanterns that you can combine however you like.
How to cosy up with candles
Candles can be used to create cosiness during the dark winter season, but also for holidays. If you want to create a cosy ambience at home for no reason other than pure hygge, we have a few great ideas for you. You can conjure up a lovely spa atmosphere in your bathroom by illuminating it with candles and perhaps adding some relaxing music. Lay out some soft towels and have your pyjamas and robe ready so you can crawl into them afterwards. Maybe you’re lucky enough to have a bathtub in your bathroom to fill with hot water and bubbles. It seems almost a shame not to have a glass of sparkling wine standing next to it, and perhaps a little light snack like fresh berries or chocolate. So you can easily create a feeling of luxury simply by adding some candles. Another way to create cosy lighting is with the classic table setting. Maybe it’s a normal weekday night in January, when you need a little bright spot during the dark winter. Try dimming the kitchen lighting and placing a couple of candlesticks on the table when dinner is served. Discover how your family will react and be pleasantly surprised by the lighting. It’s a great way to add something extra to your everyday.
Buy candles online at Rosendahl.com
If you’re enjoying candlelight instead of lamps, we have a range of products that are sure to suit your taste. Whatever light source you’re looking for, candles are always a good idea. Lighting is an important part of the home, both practically and in terms of creating a cosy and calm atmosphere. What's more, candles are a wonderful choice that can be used all year round, both indoors and outdoors. If you want to enjoy candles outside, place them in a lantern and let them illuminate your patio or terrace. So take a look around this page and find a large and varied selection of candles, candle holders and lamps for your home, so you can find the one that suits your needs. When you order from our website, we always make sure to deliver your products within just 1–2 working days, so you don't have to wait long to receive your new candle.