Here are 9 uniquely-shaped candles you need to see ASAP if you’re a fan of statement decor

From ethereal to modern styles, these quirky candles are guaranteed to make a statement on your tabletops

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Everybody loves elevating their tabletops with a few chic candlesticks, tapers and pillar candles, and it seems like there’s a never-ending stream of beautiful styles to choose from. Twisted, ridged and classic straight taper candles can all add a super playful touch to your tabletop decor, but if you want to really make a statement then I’ve found just the candle styles to suit more unique tastes!

I’ve seen some stunning candle styles while browsing through the best home decor stores, so I decided to round up the most beautifully-shaped designs for you to shop below. I’m not talking about statement jars or candlesticks here, but instead styles where the candles themselves are the star of the show. Unique waxy creations that are pieces of decor in their own right – almost too beautiful to burn, you might even say. While there are tons of fun colorful and textured candle designs out there, this roundup focuses on the most unique candle silhouettes and shapes for you to add to your ever-growing collection.

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Which candle shapes will elevate my decor?

There are a few candle shapes which will really make a statement on your tabletops. Modern and playful designs with more sculptural or organic silhouettes will really stand out against a plain wall.

Traditional candle shapes with a bit of a twist (like the Loewe candlestick style above) are a failsafe option – they’ll make a statement but still feel classic enough to slot easily into more minimalist or muted decor.

Finally, don't underestimate the power of texture! From elaborate floral ruffles to more subtle ridges and lined detailing, texture can really change the tone of your decor pieces – and candles are no exception. 

Valeza Bakolli
Contributing Shopping Editor

Valeza Bakolli is an experienced shopping editor. She previously worked at BuzzFeed where she honed her skills in all things shopping - from gift guide curation to spotting top home trends. Finding the best bargains online is her happy place (you won’t believe how much she got her Nespresso machine for!) and when she’s not romanticizing her morning coffee routine, you’ll probably find her creating a tablescape for yet another alfresco dining event in her backyard.