To some, candle holders may seem absolutely unnecessary. After all, most candles come inside small tins or glass jars—so really, what’s the point? But avid candle shoppers know that many candles do not come inside containers. Taper candles, votive candles, and pillar candles often need somewhere to go—unless you want them melting straight onto your table.
Thankfully, there are plenty of trendy candle holders out there, and many of them manage to look good while protecting your furniture from overflowing wax. Opt for a whimsically shaped candelabra, a sleek sconce, or a series of pretty votives—or stock up on a few different options. One of the joys of owning candle holders is that you can swap them out whenever you see fit, keeping your scents fragrances burning while keeping your aesthetic feeling fresh and new.
Here, the best candle holders.
Iittala Aalto Tealight Candleholder
For a touch of classic Nordic design, consider Iittala's Aalto Tealight Candleholders. The curved glass design was inspired by Finnish nature, and will add warmth and style no matter where it's placed. Available in four colors (orange, gray, clear, and linen), each one is sold individually so you can either create a cohesive set or mix-and-match for a more eclectic look. Regardless, they'll sit pretty in your space even when the candle isn't lit.
Georg Jensen COBRA Candle Holders
For a little hint of drama—the good kind, of course—give this candle set a try. The stainless steel design features a curved look partially inspired by melting wax, making it a bold, unique addition to any space. Plus, thanks to its mirrored style it can go just about anywhere.
The set comes with a pair of two candle holders, which you can either style together on a dining room table or separate into different rooms in your home. Regardless, the minimal design leaves room to try different colored candles, so you can style them however you see fit.
SIN Weylyn Candelabra
SIN’s Weylyn Candelabra is no average candelabra, which you can figure out just by looking at it. Instead of going high, this candelabra goes wide, stretching out across your table like a statement-making centerpiece. The delightfully squiggly candelabra is crafted from handmade stoneware, and it can hold up to six taper candles at a time.
Since each individual holder appears at a different height, you can use uniformly tall candles to highlight the candelabra’s wavy shape. Or, you can exaggerate its whimsical form by mixing and matching candles of different heights.
Crate & Barrel London Blue Hurricane Candle Holders
For a truly striking addition to your home, consider Crate & Barrel's London Hurricane Candle Holder. This handcrafted glass vessel comes in a gorgeous blue shade that only gets prettier once a candle is lit inside.
The candle holder is available in four sizes, each of which boast a modern, classic silhouettes that'll fit with any décor style. It's perfect for elevating a dining table, but would work grouped together inside a faux fireplace as well.
Anthropologie Sawyer Wood Taper Candle Holder
Searching for a taper candle holder that’s minimalist, versatile, and just a little out-of-the-box? Look no further than Anthropologie’s Sawyer Wood Taper Candle Holder. Each one is hand-carved from ash wood, a sturdy material with an eye-catching grain, so each holder manages to feel rustic and contemporary at once. And since it's available in four different heights, you can easily curate a collection that meets all your needs.
HAY W&S Complot Candle Holder
HAY's W&S Complot Candle Holder may look like a very pretty flower vase, but it was actually designed to hold a taper candle. Molded from stoneware, this candle holder starts like any other, with a small, narrow cylinder adorning the top. But then, that straight cylinder branches out to become three curved cylinders, which work together to form a whimsical base. The result is a candle holder sure to turn heads—even if it’s left totally empty.
CB2 Syrena Stone and Resin Candle Holder
It would be wrong to call CB2’s Syrena Stone and Resin Candle Holder anything but bold. It's made from a striking blend of stone and black resin, and since it's hand-crafted, no two look exactly alike.
Each one is designed to hold one taper candle, and comes in two sizes depending on the vibe you're going for. Feel free to buy one (or several) of each and mix and match the short and tall options to your heart’s content. Use this beauty to decorate your dining room table, or let it bring a welcome dose of contrast to an otherwise boring nightstand or bookshelf.
Ferm Living Avant Candelabra
For something sculptural, check out the Avant Candelabra from Ferm Living. This piece is a true work of art, with a voluminous cone base and three multi-level holders for any standard taper candle. Made of powder-coated metal, it's a contemporary update to traditional candelabras, and works particularly well in industrial and modern spaces. Pair it with funky twisted candles for a totally trendy vibe, or stick with white tapers for a look that pays homage to tradition.
Maison Balzac Pauline Candle Holder
Australian brand Maison Balzac specializes in artfully crafted objects for the home, like this eye-catching candle holder. Made of borosilicate glass with a stacked multicolor design, it's a piece that looks equally good with or without a candle—although it becomes a real standout when paired with a cool modern candle. If you like the style but not the height, check out the Galet Candle Holder, which looks like a pared-down version of the Pauline.
Kalalou Sunburst Candle Holder Set
If you're a fan of boho décor, look no further than the Sunburst Candle Holder found on Jungalow. Sold as a set of two, this antiqued brass holder is fashioned into a sunburst shape that will add a ton of personality to your dining table or nightstand. The purposely weathered appearance makes it look like something you'd find in a vintage shop, but it's brand new—although it will certainly be part of your collection for a very long time.
Urban Outfitters Tobi Taper Candle Holder
This geometric candle holder combines a modern shape with traditional ceramic materials, creating a versatile piece that looks at home just about anywhere. It's available in three colors, each of which has its own distinct personality: Black is best suited for modern and contemporary spaces, ivory is a great option for minimalist or Scandi-inspired homes, and rust is ideal for boho and eclectic styles. No matter what, you've got a holder that will elevate any room it's placed in.
Ichendorf Rainbow Candleholder
For something airy and casual, check out the Rainbow Candleholder from Ichendorf. Made of handblown borosilicate glass, the holder features a clear pink stem and gray base, which adds a touch of modern design while still letting the candle take center stage. It comes in three sizes that are perfect for mixing and matching, and is even dishwasher-safe for super easy maintenance. Pair it with colorful tapers for a playful vibe, or use white candles to get a more sophisticated look.
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