Did you know that you can turn a little light from your fireplace candelabra into a glowing display? The light of a candelabra is beautiful and serene as it is, but it doesn’t take much to turn its simplistic beauty into a magical show of light.
Reflect and Shine
Reflective surfaces in your fireplace, under your candelabra, or behind it, can double the candlelight and make a dramatic difference in the room. To see the magic firsthand, place a large mirror under your candelabra and watch the spellbinding glow!
If you don’t have a mirror large enough to use as a base for the fireplace candelabra, try completely covering the fireplace floor with heavy duty aluminum foil. Another option you have is to place a large, unframed mirror against the back of your fireplace wall. It will appear as though you have twice as many candles lit.
For some color variation, set your candelabra on a tray or cookie sheet inside the fireplace. Fill the tray with a generous amount of clear glass pebbles or mirror pebbles . You can use clear glass or choose colors that complement the color theme of the room.
If you have a stainless steel fireback with a mirror polished finish, you can use its adjustable base to reposition to an angle that causes it to throw the light back into your home. Or with a tri-fold stainless steel fireback, you can reflect and amplify the candlelight from your fireplace candelabra from three sides.