Looking for the perfect candle holder to complement your home decor? Look no further. Here's our guide to choosing the very best models for your look.
For a modern look, we recommend looking for candle holders with clean lines and simple forms. Candlestick sets made from glass and iron work great with a contemporary, industrial look, whereas dark glass candle holders work well with a sleek, modern style.
You could also try out a very simple, oversized candle holder or one with asymmetrical form or crafted from an unusual material, such as concrete or copper pipes. One large candlestick holder in a bright accent color tends to work well in modern settings as a centerpiece, or you could put together a matching set of three in various different heights.
If your home is elegantly styled, you'll want to enhance your look with the beauty of tapered candles and candlestick holders or candelabras. Ceramic, painted wood and glass candle holders in muted tones all add to a feeling of harmony and proportion which is so important to the elegantly-styled home.
Add a tall candlestick to each end of your mantle, or place a three candle, equal height candelabra at the centre of your console table, for a classic look that discreetly draws in the eye.
Taper candles and candelabras on your dining room table hint at romantic dinners. Ornate candelabras or candlestick holders with gold detailing also add hints of romantic luxe. Floral motifs, vintage-style patterned glass and a mix-and-match set of tealight holders in feminine shades can all be used to complement a romantic decor.
Bring together a range of shapes, sizes and colors. From a selection of mismatched clusters of votive and tealight holders on your buffet, to exotic, eastern-inspired lanterns on your fireplace hearth, eclectic candle holders are bold and stand out, just be careful not to overdo it. The eclectic look takes a little more styling than you may realize at first sight.
Look for different shaped candle holders in colors thatharmonize with your existing decor, then add in one or two opposing colors that will really stand out. This is a fun look to play with and you can easily update your candle clusters by simply changing out a few of the colors once in a while for a seasonal update.
Even minimalist homes can be enhanced with a few carefully placed candle holders. Look for large single statement pieces with very little in the way of detail. For example, clear hurricane holders work well with their clean lines and utilitarian appeal.
You could also select a large, simple iron or ceramic candle stick holder to use as a centerpiece. Simplicity is the key and, here, we think it's best to go with a bold statement piece that has a very basic design and a regular form.
No rustic decor is complete without candle holders! For a really traditional, cottage look, we recommend opting for simple, old-fashioned lanterns in your hall or kitchen, with wooden turned candlestick holders on your fireplace mantle and on your dining table.
Wall mounted sconces are also a fantastic way to bring out the best in rustic design and they leave your surfaces free for other decorative items such as photos and trinkets, while lending an air of authenticity combined with a large dose of days-gone-by.
How to Decorate Your Home with Candle Holders?
Here are some of the best ways to decorate your home with candle holders:
Clusters - Create candle clusters to brighten up a dark corner of a room or make a focal point wherever you have the space. Either focus on one color (you can use various shades) and different sizes and textures, or opt for more harmonized forms with different colors. This works well with tealight and votive candle holders due to their small size which won't overwhelm your space.
Sets of three - For a harmonized, balanced look, pick up candle holders in sets of three. These sets often come in various sizes and look great placed in a triangular formation. Place them in an inconspicuous corner or in the centre of a round table. For an air of quirkiness, place them at one end of your mantle rather than the traditional centre or both ends layout.
Centerpieces - Invest in a candelabra with three or more candle holders to mark the centre of your dining table or fireplace mantle. Designs vary hugely, so you could play it safe with an elegant, traditional model or opt for a more contemporary piece with varying heights.
Statement pieces - Choose a statement piece candle holder that really speaks to you. It could be simple, it could be intricately ornate, but it needs to stand out against your decor without looking out of place.
You could go for a large free standing candelabra with multiple candles, or a brightly colored candle holder that picks up an accent color from your decor. Crystal, metal or wooden, statement candle holders will get the conversation flowing at dinner parties and lend an air of sophistication, as well as provide a focal point for your entire room.