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 (opens in new tab) 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.
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At the table (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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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Kaysa iron candlestick, £33, Broste Copenha
This four-armed candle stand pays tribute to the Nordic lifestyle.
Candleholder in ash, £65, Another Country
This solid wood candleholder makes a perfect centre piece for a dining table.
Newstead black and gold metal candelabra, £25, Habitat
This striking piece mixes matt and shiny finishes, and linear and rounded shapes.
Candelabra, £47.95 Nordal at Bell and Blue
Candles sit at different heights for a layered effect.
Luna brass candle centrepiece, £38, Rowen & Wren
Entwine with holly and ivy for a festive flourish.
Candelabra No2, £245, Katrin Moye at The Shop Floor Project
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.
Swirl black & white candelabra, £280, Tom Dixon
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.
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