Guest Picks: Candleholders from Rustic to Resplendent
Give your pillars, votives and tea lights a setting that casts them in the most flattering light
Finding the proper home for your candles is half the battle when creating the perfect ambience. Here are 20 candleholder options for you as you look to brighten up your home (literally and figuratively, of course). These candleholders will make a statement, be it soft and demure or bold and beautiful. — Alison from Long Distance Loving
These votive candleholders are easily the most festive you'll find in this ideabook. Pick and choose which colors you display, and you can make them last all winter.
With an antiqued feel, this seemingly simple sconce is anything but. The light from the reflection will surely catch any passersby's eyes — and have them wishing for their own.
Add some strands of tinsel, twigs of evergreen or sprinkles of confetti inside this tea light holder, and you have an instant party starter. The clear view will create an incredible illusion for everyone to enjoy.
Fuss- and fancy-free, this candleholder could find a place in nearly every home. Buy it as a gift, or buy it for yourself — whatever you do, place it where you'd like subtle refinement in your home.
Hexagons aren't just for geometry class these days. Case in point: This incredible piece can work double-duty holding candles or other fun trinkets you have acquired over the years.
At first glance, these candlesticks may look like many you've seen before — that is, until you look closely at their beautiful details. Rimmed in antique silver, these mouth-blown candlesticks will blow ordinary out of the water.
Rustic and nautical, this candleholder plays to my Ocean State sensibilities. Don't worry though, this beauty can be used outside of coastal areas for a simple yet polished feel.
Hang these tea light pendants anywhere that needs an extra dose of pizzazz. The hammered metal is sure to create beautiful reflections in cozy and cavernous rooms alike.
For the ultimate rustic feel, place one (or more) of these candleholders on your holiday table or on your festive mantel. They will easily transition into January and beyond.
If you are going for more of an organic feel, this quartz taper holder is your ticket. You will dazzle your guests with the strike of a match.
Create a stunning tablescape with this rope-lined hurricane. Whether flanked by holiday greenery or left to stand alone, this candleholder will do its duty with perfection.
Complete with clean lines and an unfettered view, this lantern is anything but boring. Whether it is hanging or standing free, you'll be pleased with your timeless purchase.
For the man in your life, these antler candlesticks may be the ticket to getting him to care about your decor. Give a nod to his outdoorsman sensibilities by choosing these for your table or mantel all year-round.
Mercury glass popped up everywhere as I researched this ideabook. It's no wonder, considering it creates a versatile and gorgeous look. This pillar holder stood out for its simple design and admirable height.
If you like the lantern look but want something a bit out of the box, this round casing is just the ticket. Polished but still a bit antiqued, this lantern would make a memorable impression.
Looking for a true statement piece? This large-scale candleholder will do the trick. Take your side table from boring to bold by incorporating this remarkable piece into your decor.
The perfect addition to any beach house decor, these starfish candlesticks will be favorites for years to come. Use them to create the ideal ambience at dinner or over a glass of wine once the kids go to bed.
This phenomenal candleholder will be the extraordinary piece that gets all your guests talking around the dinner table. With its unmistakable charm and unique features, these candlesticks win.
For this petite votive holder, the beauty goes much below the surface and into the incredible textured mercury glass. Add a few to your collection, and you will have a quick and easy upgrade in your hip pocket when surprise guests arrive.
Ideabook published on Dec. 18, 2012.
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