"So elegant, with so little effort needed!" – Our shopping editor's best candle holders will elevate your dining table

Add a touch of effortless elegance to your dinner table with these candles and candlesticks - whether you prefer more of a statement or timeless style, we’ve got you covered

colorful twisted glossy candles stacked at different heights on gold candlesticks
(Image credit: Anthropologie)

The best candle holders are one of the easiest ways to elevate your dinner table. Not only do they add literal height to a tablescape (which you can accentuate by layering different sizes and styles together), but the soft glow from the candles within will create a calming atmosphere, unrivaled by any lamp or overhead spotlight.

Also, unlike dinner plates and crockery, they’re not an essential piece to add to your table - so give off an air of extra added effort that your dinner guests are sure to notice and appreciate. Saying this, they’re actually a really easy element to incorporate, so you can create an elegant look with minimal effort - a win-win if you ask me!

From colorful statement styles to neutral and classic, there are a plethora of designs to choose from. So I’ve done the hard work for you and gone through the best home decor stores to curate a list of the most stylish candle holders and candlesticks available right now, plus we’ve thrown in some gorgeous tapered candles for good measure - including the gorgeous glossy twisted candles at the top of the page.


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Interior designers often use candlesticks to round off a tablescape - adding height and dimension to the overall look. Brigette Romanek, who did the design of Gwyneth Paltrow's home, recently used a grouping of five candle holders as the only styling on a very welcoming dining table in a home in Los Feliz. 

She used three brass candle holders and two black ones that were slightly taller, creating an instant installation. It’s a pretty effortless way to make your table feel carefully curated. At home, it’s a good idea to have a few different styles and colors on hand to mix and match together or switch up the look of your table from one dinner to the next.

tapered candles in a mix of colors and styles laid on a flat surface with matches alongside

(Image credit: Anthropologie)


It’s always a good idea to buy your favorite seasonal candles and candle holders at the start of the season. In summer and fall in particular, the new-in sections of top homeware brands are full of beautiful on-trend and seasonal styles.

With the homeware sales in full swing right now, it’s also a great time to stock up on both timeless and end-of-season styles that can be stored away to be used later. I personally love buying a cozy fall candle during the summer sales as not only will I get a great price on it, but the colder weather is right around the corner so I’ll be able to use it soon!

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.