Many of us are now familiar with the Scandinavian concept of “hygge,” which describes a mood of coziness and comfort, wellness and contentment. At 1502 Candle Co., all of our products are designed to promote feelings of happiness and well-being. Our candles, especially, naturally embody coziness in its purest form. But as the days grow shorter and the nights get cooler, let’s take some time to explore additional ways that candles can enhance your living space. Specifically, your living room:
1) Set the Mood with Scents
With just a whiff, you can be transported to an entirely different time and place. Scents can create a feeling of nostalgia, help to shift your energy, and more. If you’re settling in with a blanket and movie on the couch, a comforting scent like our Black Tea & Bergamot candle will complement a cozy vibe. And if you’re having trouble getting moving and want to boost your mood, a light scent like White Sage & Orange Blossom can help you meet the day with greater clarity.
2) Provide Ambient Lighting
Even the softest bulbs and other types of lighting can’t compete with a candle’s soft glow. Next time you have an intimate gathering or date night in, consider using candles in the place of overhead lighting or lamps.
If you’re winding down with a book or other nighttime activity, use candles instead of artificial lighting. This simple switch can help you ease into a more peaceful slumber.
Bright lights can also affect our circadian rhythm and stimulate the brain. If you’re winding down with a book or other nighttime activity, use candles to provide lighting. This simple switch can help you ease into a more peaceful slumber once it’s lights out.
3) An Affordable Decoration
Do you find yourself constantly updating your living room? There are low and no-cost ways to achieve this goal, like moving furniture. But don’t underestimate the power of candles to make a space feel completely new. Consider a single apothecary jar as a centerpiece on a small table, or a cluster of travel tins on a narrow shelf.
4) Manifest the Season
In San Diego, where 1502 Candle Co. is based, we don’t have a dramatic change in seasons like other areas of the country. Nevertheless, fall and winter are magical times of the year. So if your thermometer isn’t dipping as much as you’d like, consider creating a change of seasons starting right in your living room. For example, our Pomme D’ambre is designed to evoke brisk temperatures with warm scents like spiced orange peel. Keep an eye on our other limited edition seasonal offerings.
5) Create a Meditative Space
Candles are incorporated into countless rituals around the world. Whether you use yours for prayer, meditation, or simply a chance to zen out and focus on a flicking flame, we’ve got you covered. Just like you can follow your breath as a simple, effective meditation, focus on the flame and let all other thoughts drift through your mind.
6) Personalize Your Living Area
How we choose to decorate our living rooms says a lot about us. Feeling comfortable and happy in your space can naturally lessen feelings of stress and worry. Beautiful pieces, such as candles, can also be great conversation starters when you have new guests.