While paint is often considered the most transformative thing you can do to a room, we beg to differ. In our opinion, it’s light! A stylish mix of table and floor lamps with overhead ceiling pendants positioned at varying heights around a room has the power to create a richly layered sanctuary that enriches the experience. But we’re omitting one of the oldest lighting tricks in the book: candles. Their shifting shadow play as the flame dances enhances the aesthetic spectrum, heightening the senses while achieving a visual lightness that cannot be mimicked. Collecting the best candle holders we can find from estate sales to Etsy has become a borderline obsession but there is a design and material style for every occasion.
Wrought iron brings a hint of the old-world home while brass brightens and porcelain candle holders modernize the space they’re injected into. Candles are often associated with fall or winter, but we love to burn them all year round, immersing ourselves in its comforting illumination while bathing, dining, or reading. If you’re channeling romantic candlelit vibes at home too, then keep reading for our curation of the best candle holders we could find.