Tabletop treats that'll look beautiful and bold with or without candles.
Candlelight brings a magical feel to most occasions, whether it’s a romantic dinner à deux, a cosy gathering with friends and family or just curling up in front of a box set. All can be enhanced with some low light and a candelabra with some flickering candles illuminating your space.
Of course, candles are an an important element to the Christmas table decorations and a key part in setting a twinkling festive scene. So having a smart candelabra will set a stylish tone. Some of the candelabras in our edit can also be customised with festive foliage for the big day.
See how Fiona Leahy styles her Christmas table.
At the table you’ll want to be able to see and speak with those around it, so a candelabra with a low profile will suit best, such as the Luna brass centrepiece from Rowen & Wren, the gold-hued circular candelabra at Bell and Blue or the subtle ash candleholder from Another Country, as these won’t obstruct the view and you’ll be able to chat freely.
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If you’d like an eye-catching candelabra – or two – for your mantlepiece or sideboard, consider the quirky No2 from Katrin Moye at The Shop floor Project, or the sleek Newstead in black and gold from Habitat.
Tom Dixon’s Swirl is a graphic piece that would make a style statement all year round, while the sculptural shape of the Kaysa iron candlestick Broste Copenhagen means it can easily hold its own without candles.
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This four-armed candle stand pays tribute to the Nordic lifestyle.
This solid wood candleholder makes a perfect centre piece for a dining table.
This striking piece mixes matt and shiny finishes, and linear and rounded shapes.
Candles sit at different heights for a layered effect.
Entwine with holly and ivy for a festive flourish.
The Shop Floor Project commissioned long-time collaborator Katrin Moye to create a collection of ceramics based on descriptions of objects, patterns and characters within Virginia Woolf's 1927 novel To the Lighthouse.
Made with recycled powdered residue from the marble industry, mixed with pigment and resin to create these geometric forms stacked upon one another to form a graphic sculpture.