How a Tea Light Can Change Any Room

How a Tea Light Can Change Any Room

There is a quote from Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina that says, ‘the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow’. For the purpose of today’s blog post we’d like to adjust that quote slightly to read ‘the beauty of any room is made up of light and shadow’. Ok, so it doesn’t sound as eloquent, but before you accuse us of sacrilege, hear us out. 

Light and shadow in any room is a very powerful thing. How many times has a house, sometimes costing millions of dollars (gotta love those surging house prices!), been decided upon based on simple elements of light and shadow? ‘Light and airy home’, ‘flooded with natural light’, ‘sought-after northerly aspect’, sound familiar? Why do we even have dimmer switches, lamps or candle light dinners? This is all because light and shadow makes a big difference to how we feel, how we live and the aesthetic of any room. 


Before you start reconsidering your whole house, there’s a small, but mighty, cost effective solution. No, we’re not talking about a winning lottery ticket, although that would be nice, we’re talking about the humble, and often overlooked, tea light. This little light can change any room, casting light, shadow and even fragrance. Now you may be wondering how much there is to say about tea lights, well read on and allow us to fill you in on just how versatile these little light givers are.

Why tea lights?

We know that any light can make a difference and change the mood of a dark room, no matter how small. Tea lights, as we’ve already mentioned, are a very cost effective way of bringing beautiful elements of light and shadow into any room. 

Koh Living’s tea light candles start from just $1 with 5-6 hours burn time or $3.95 with 14-16 hours burn time. At that price you can enjoy elements of light and shadow every day of the week! Gone are the days when you would only light a candle on special occasions for fear of wasting it. The reasonable price point doesn’t mean these tea lights skimp on quality either. Koh Living’s tea lights are locally made 100% hand poured soy candles. 

Tea lights are easily stored and readily moved which means you can effortlessly change any room and always have them on hand. From the lounge, to the dining table and even the bathroom, an arrangement of tea lights can quickly transform your space, turning those ordinary day-to-day feels into something romantic and tranquil. Tea lights can be arranged in one or more different parts of a room to instantly refresh and revitalise a space. 


Tea lights en masse

A single tea light in a dark room is powerful, but the beauty of tea lights lies in their ability to dance together in curated groups. Arrange groups together on a plate, a tray or space along a dining table. Use a multitude of tea lights for an abundant look or pare back for a minimalist feel. Change any room with each unique arrangement and watch as the flames flicker together casting new light and shadows. 

Tea lights in holders

Tea lights and holders go hand in hand. Change up your room with the colourful glow of a holder. The unassuming tea light will bring it to life from within. Choose a colour to match the mood or complement your room decor with Koh Living’s extensive collection of glass and clay holders. Illustrated by local Australian artists, these holders tell stories and celebrate the unique landscapes, flora and fauna of Australia. Koh Living’s candle holder collection ranges in colour, from warm earthy tones, to the cool colours of the sea and the bright pink and purple shades of spring.

To create a feeling of warm lantern light in any room, a tea light can be placed in one of Koh Living’s Minikin tea light candle holders. These candle holders are moulded with fine white porcelain which sits on a round wooden base. The holder sits as a neutral, decorative item, but when a tea light burns inside, the beautiful patterns of the lantern come to life. 

Scented tea light candles

When you think of tea lights, you probably think of the plain white ordinary kind right? However tea lights have more to offer in both colour and smell.

Koh Living’s scented tea light collection presents a colourful range of fragrant tea lights. Scents from the spa collection include:

  • Coffee
  • French Pear 
  • French Vanilla 
  • Musk 
  • Positano 
  • Sweet Lemongrass 
  • Holly Berry 
  • Gardenia 
  • Salted Caramel 
  • Lavender Amber 
  • Orange Coriander 
  • Vanilla 
  • Chanel No 5 
  • Paris of the Orient

The Aussie scented tea light collection includes: 

  • Wild Jasmine 
  • Lemon Eucalyptus 
  • Blue Gum and Eucalyptus 
  • Kakadu Plum
  • Cantaloupe and Quince
  • Aussie Wattle
  • Aussie Bush
  • Lemon Myrtle
  • Sandalwood and Amber
  • Coastal Retreat
  • Vanilla Patchouli Sandalwood

Change the feel of a room with one of these truly unique fragrances or get creative and mix and match scents to create your own signature aroma. Scented tea lights start at just $2 for a scented tea light with 5-6 hours burn time or $4.95 for a scented tea light with 14-16 hours burn time.

Did we mention it’s never been easier or cheaper to change any room with beautiful light, shadows AND smell?


Battery operated tea lights 

Fire isn’t for everyone and changing up a room doesn’t mean you have to light a match every night. We’re talking to those with small children, mischievous pets or anyone who doesn’t love a naked flame. Allow us to introduce you to battery operated tea lights. Some would say they’re the best thing since sliced bread, and we won’t argue with that! 

Koh Living’s battery operated tea lights have 3 light prongs which means they can achieve the same light and look as a traditional tea light in any candle holder or lantern. With 80-100 hours battery life, these submersible waterproof tea lights don’t require any supervision. 

It’s time to harness the power of the tea light and watch it change any room.