Entertaining Detail: Candle in the Bathroom

Entertaining Detail: Candle in the Bathroom

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Regina Yunghans
Nov 16, 2009

When you're entertaining over the coming month, one easy little detail to keep in mind is lighting a candle in the bathroom.

Consider a candle in the bathroom for a few reasons:

  • Candles smell good.
  • Candlelight flatters the room and its inhabitants.
  • A candle provides just enough light in a windowless bathroom or powder room to allow guests to find the light switch. This makes it a lot nicer than stepping into a completely dark bathroom.

Here's what we're planning to do: Our bathroom has a wall-mounted holder for two glasses that normally hold toothbrushes. Since we won't want our toothbrushes out when guests are over, anyway, we're going to put them away and light tealights in the glasses instead. That way, there's no chance of accidentally knocking a candle over at the sink or anything. We're excited to try this out and wonder why we haven't made this switcharoo when entertaining before.

Do you light a candle in your bathroom when you're entertaining? Any recommendations? Some good candles for this use that we've featured on Apartment Therapy: Voluspa Candles, Henri Bendel : Good Candles, Baies Diptyque Candles

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