Apr 18, 2023

17 Best Candle Holders To Buy In 2023

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Display your candles in style and elevate your dining table.

Get ready to elevate your candle game – literally. Candle holders, candlesticks and candelabras are an instant way to add ambience and character to your home, whether as a formal dining table centrepiece or pretty mantelpiece decoration.

So if you need a new home for your favourite colourful candles or want to impress next time you host dinner, look no further than our curated selection of the hottest candle holders to buy right now.

Most candle holders are designed to hold narrow dinner candles or taper candles, although some also fit tealights or chunky pillar candles.

To secure a dinner candle into a candle holder or candelabra, melt the bottom of the candle slightly and drip some of its hot wax into the holder. Put the candle in and hold it in place for a few seconds until the wax cools. Remember to always put out candles before they have burnt down to two centimetres away from the holder.

A candelabra is a type of candle holder with multiple arms – think Lumière in Beauty and the Beast – that is traditionally used at the centre of a dining table for formal meals. A candle holder is anything that holds a candle, including candlesticks (which often have sharp points to secure a candle in place), tealight holders and candelabras.

Candle holders come in all shapes and sizes: from classic gold candelabras which hold multiple candles to wooden stands for chunky pillar candles.

When choosing what type of candle holder to go for, consider how you will use it. Candelabras and taller candlesticks will elevate a dinner setting and create a sense of occasion. Their height means they won't get in the way of conversation whilst casting an ambient glow over your guests.

If you want to create a cosy atmosphere in your living room, opt for single candle holders that are easy to move around, or a low candle holder.

When grouping candle holders on a shelf or mantelpiece, look for different heights and aim to position them in odd numbers. You can go for different shapes and sizes, but pick a unified colour palette, material or aesthetic to tie the look together.

From formal candelabras and quirky statement pieces to pared-back glass holders and minimalist candle sticks, we've hand picked our 17 favourite candle holders – there's something for all tastes and occasions.

We're big fans of Dutch design collective Anna + Nina, who made this elegant glass candle holder inspired by the ocean. It's sure to enhance any dinner setting.

Live out all your period drama fantasies with Nkuku's antique-style single candle holders, complete with handle and drip tray. Keep one on your bedside table so you can pretend you read by candlelight – or in case of power cuts!

This bell jar candle holder makes for a stunning accessory, whether you use a candle in it or not. You can buy it in a gold or silver base for a chic finishing touch.

You can rely on Graham and Green for colourful, eclectic accessories. Mix and match these fun bubble candle holders for maximum impact.

A great addition to a playful tablescape, elevate your tapered candles in this pink ceramic candlestick holder. We adore the orange botanical pattern. Buy three to dot along the centre of your dining table.

For the ultimate romantic table setting, look no further. This whimsical candelabra features a branch and bird design straight from a fairy tale.

These sweet little candle holders from H&M are so versatile: pop in a taper candle or tealight, stack them up and place on a coffee table, shelf or breakfast tray. And at just £3.99 each, you can afford to dot them all around your home.

With its antique brass finish and unusual slanted design, this candelabra is classic but with a twist. Added bonus: it looks great on a sideboard when not in use.

Sleek and simple, this candlestick with a glazed ceramic base is a modern classic. Pair with an elegant taper candle to elevate a mantelpiece or sideboard, or dot a trio around your dinner table.

These candlesticks are full of vintage charm. Sold in a trio of different heights, they are a ready-made dinner party showstopper – just pop in dinner candles in a classic colour like red or cream and you're good to go.

The White Company is our go-to brand for understated luxury, and these elegant glass candle holders are no exception. We'd layer them with neutral table linen, and plenty of foliage in bud vases for a spring table setting.

Candle holders aren't just for dinner candles. Marks & Spencer have a great range of wooden, metal and ceramic styles especially designed for chunky pillar candles. Group this one with favourite objects and vases for instant hygge.

These artisan-blown glass candle holders will create an effortless, laid-back vibe – and they're available in a selection of shapes and heights.

How fun is this gold octopus from Rockett St George, the home of quirky décor? We're obsessed. Top with brightly coloured candles in a rainbow of shades.

This candelabra's sleek steel curves would complement any minimalist or Scandi-inspired scheme as a coffee table or dining table centrepiece.

Our top pick for outdoor dining, these glass candle holders are curvaceous and colourful. Mix and match different colours with pastel dinner candles for a spectacular spring tablescape.

More sculpture than a candlestick, this candle holder really has the wow factor. Make a bold statement by placing it on a mantelpiece or shelf.

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Get ready to elevate your candle game – literally. Candle holders, candlesticks and candelabras are an instant way to add ambience and character to your home, whether as a formal dining table centrepiece or pretty mantelpiece decoration. Follow House Beautiful on TikTok and Instagram .