I've found the 9 best tall candle holders to make your tablescapes more sophisticated

After a new candlestick or two? We found the best taller styles to elevate your table in every way imaginable

five different sets of candlesticks in varying styles
(Image credit: Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Amazon, Lulu and Georgia)

A favorite styling choice for dinner tables and side surfaces alike, tall candlesticks can really elevate your arrangement – and in more ways than one! Not only do they add literal height by balancing out your lower-standing tabletop decor, but they can also make your table feel more elegant and carefully considered. There’s a plethora of stylish tall candlesticks out there ATM, from modern and playful to simple and timeless styles. 

The best home decor stores are full of the most alluring tall candlesticks to make your table feel elevated! So I did the hard work for you by scouring through them all to find the best ones for you to shop right now. Whether you’re a fan of natural and subtle or more statement colorful designs, there’s sure to be a style in here to suit you.


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As a general rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to layer taller candlesticks together, as one solitary standing stick can look a little misplaced among the rest of your tabletop decor. Go for matching styles of slightly varying heights (like the gold Anthropologie collections above) to keep the look balanced and interesting. Unless, that is, you’re going for a purposely uniform look – in which case placing candlesticks of the same style and height throughout your table can look really elegant.

Depending on the style you go for, tall candlesticks can have a chic and expensive or playfully modern look – the variety of pieces above being a perfect example! When it comes to which taper candles to pair with your candlesticks, you can have a little fun here – experiment with twisted, ridged and otherwise textured styles, or keep the focus on a statement candlestick by styling it with a simple, straight taper candle.

Mixing different styles, colors and textures is an easy way to make your candle arrangements stand out – like wall art, they’re purely decorative (and tend to only be brought out once in a while), so you can use them to liven up an otherwise minimalist scheme without too much commitment.

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.