The transition from summer to autumn and eventually winter can be a difficult one for many, the days get shorter and darker and the feeling of summer freedom disappears. But that is not to say that there is not just as much to enjoy about the colder months too, especially, with the help of some candle light!

As a self-professed ‘candle-aholic’ admittedly, I may be a tad biased, but surely no one can disagree that with the warmth and cosiness it brings, the power of that little flame is particularly noticed during this time of year! So naturally, lanterns and tea light holders are the perfect way to light up the dark evenings and bring an added feel of comfort into your home. Which is why I have compiled a selection of some of my top picks to set your inspiration ablaze! – pun intended.

Outdoor lighting doesn’t have to be confined to summer and seasonal holidays, our Tonto lanterns and dainty Mini Arch Tea Light Lanterns are a wonderful way to make your home look even more inviting (especially after a long day!).  Place them outside on the lead up or next to your doorstep for a welcoming entrance every time anyone arrives!

Find our full range of Tonto lanterns here and Mini Tea Light Lanterns here.

Cosy dinner parties with family and friends are in my opinion some of the best ways to spend dark evenings, and tea lights are the perfect accompaniment for creating a relaxed and homely ambience for your gathering. Whether as a centrepiece or scattered on the table, tea lights make a lovely addition to your table. With a whole host of brand new tea light and candle holders available for Christmas 2017 - from sparkling silver mercury glass to beautiful beaded creations, take a look at what's new and find some inspiration for your seasonal home.

Discover our full selection of new tea light holders here.

It also is during these months that the Swedish tradition of Hygge really comes into its own and is another perfect excuse (if you need one!) to fill your home with cosy candles. Our wonderful selection of candle pins are an easy but effective way to stylishly dress up candles, and with a wide range of stunning designs in single pins or sets of three, they are sure to compliment any décor, simply push the pin into your candle and you are ready to go! 

Find our Set of Three Heart Candle Pins here, Seashore Starfish Candle Pin here and our Seashore Seahorse Candle Pin here.
Explore the rest of our candle pin range here.

For an original and quirky way to style candle light into your home, our Tea Light Lamps are a great talking piece for guests and a fun way to bring candlelight to any occasion. These classy, modern lamp style tea light holders will harmonise effortlessly into your interior design, and make great pieces for grouping as well as mixing and matching with different heights, finishes and shades. 

Discover our full selection of tea light lamps here.

Now I don’t know about you, but I fancy lighting some candles! If you would like some extra inspiration, then check out our Creative Candlelight shop by inspiration category new to our website for more fab ways to integrate candles into your life! – just don’t forget your matches!