No tablescape would be complete without the drama created by appropriate lighting. Candles are the obvious choice for any table design and can be displayed in many different ways. Wrap jar candles with festive fabric or paper that matches your décor, or put colorful pillar candles in Mason jars. Tea lights can be scattered around the table to set a romantic mood. Grapevine adds a lovely rustic touch and can be wrapped with small, white Christmas lights to add a little sparkle. A row of small lamps down the middle with low light bulbs adds a symmetrical element.
Retail candle sales in the United States bring in more than $2 billion each year. Candles are used in 7 out of 10 households, and with more than 10,000 candle fragrances available, you can't go wrong with this classic lighting [source: National Candle Association.