When it comes to home decor, we tend to focus on the interior of the home. We tend to focus on the interior decor because that is where most of our time is spent. Home decor provides us with a way to express our own personality and create a relaxing environment. There is an array of home decor styles that we can create for our home. Home decor styles range from traditional to modern-contemporary, or combining a few styles together and labeling it “eclectic”.
There are many elements we can use to create the perfect home decor style. A few elements that are often used are:
- Specific furniture styles.
- Wrought iron artwork.
- Candle holders.
These are all great elements that are perfect for the interior, but what if we would like to carry our decor to the outside? The first question one would probably ask is “Why would anyone want to provide decor on the outside?” Many people enjoy entertaining guests and on cool summer evenings grilling out on the patio is a perfect setting. Providing decor out on the patio will not only provide great conversation, it will also create a relaxing and enjoyable environment.
If we were to try and utilize the same decor elements as the interior, the weather elements from mother nature would tear them apart. So we need to be selective when it comes to the decor elements we use outdoors. When it comes to furniture, we can select patio furniture that is specifically designed to withstand weather elements. If we were to stop with just patio furniture, our outdoor decor would just seem too boring right? We need to add those beautiful decor elements that accent the larger pieces. Painting we can cross off of the list because a painting is nowhere close to resisting weather. Wrought iron artwork can be used as an accent, but most artwork is typically mounted on to a wall surface of some sort.
When it comes to candle holders, not only are most of them fabricated out of weather resistant materials, there is an array of styles and types to choose from. There is the typical candle holder stand, which consist of a stem element and can be located on any flat surface. Then there are your wall candle holders, also known as candle wall sconces, which share the same limitations of wrought iron artwork and can only be located where a wall occurs. Hurricane candle holders share the same requirement of the typical candle holder and require a flat surface.
When it comes to home decor, the best decor element is the one that is versatile and almost limitless. The best candle holders we believe fit that bill are candle lanterns. Candle lanterns can be strategically placed along a patio floor adjacent to furniture. They can also be placed on tables as center pieces. Unlike the other candle holders, with the proper addition of hanging hardware, candle lanterns can be hung from patio covers or other overhead elements. Almost all candle lanterns are capable of providing an enclosed area for a candle, which prevents the candle flame from becoming a fire hazard. One of the best features candle lanterns offer is the ability to provide excellent outdoor accent lighting. The accent lighting that candle lanterns offer can be used in a variety of ways. We can easily set a romantic mood with a significant other or provide a relaxing ambiance to our guests outdoors. We can even use candle lanterns to light a pathway.
We must keep in mind that not all candle lanterns are constructed out of durable weather resistant materials. Here are some candle lanterns whose fabrication types are weather resistant.
- Iron candle lanterns
- Metal candle lanterns (should be treated with an anti-rust product)
- Tin candle lanterns
- Wrought iron candle lanterns
Most candle lanterns include glazing to encase a candle. The glazing is also weather resistant, but might require some maintenance to remove water spots or other debris. Any kind of wood candle lanterns are not recommended. The wood fabrication is usually made as light as possible and is usually never treated for weather.