The Little Luxury That’s Striking Our Fancy

published May 21, 2019
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I’ll admit that I didn’t start to really notice match strikes until recently, but now I keep seeing them everywhere, and I just think they’re so chic. Sure, they’re not a necessity, but you have to admit that they look so much nicer than your usual restaurant matchbox or drugstore lighter when placed on a coffee table or nightstand. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at blogger Jen Nordine’s stunning console setup, which is pictured above and happens to seamlessly incorporate a match strike into the mix.

So why not get on board? After all, this accessory is aesthetically pleasing, functional, and brings a bit of personality to your home. Into whimsical decor? Browse the selection at Jonathan Adler. Feeling something with a bit of vintage flair? Check out Etsy. We’ve rounded up some stylish favorites that are worth a bit of a splurge.

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These ceramic pieces are small but mighty. Absolutely adorable and neutral enough to put just about anywhere, they make for a sweet and unique gift—especially when paired with candles. This budget-friendly option feels thoughtful and practical.

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Beach Stone Match Striker, $30 from Bloomist

Who can resist this made-in-Maine piece? Formed from beach stone found in New England, this match strike will fit in nicely with coastal-inspired decor. Since each stone is slightly different, you’re guaranteed a one-of-a-kind piece that will last forever.

Cast Iron Match Strike, $34 from Schoolhouse

Schoolhouse is one of my favorite online stores to browse for home decor. Their selection is always on point, and this cast iron match strike is no exception. Its matte black finish looks so sleek and cool!

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Another Etsy hit, this clay match strike is perfect for any room of the house. Handmade in Portland, Oregon, the strikes come in six different colors to match any style. Plus, the separate compartments give it an interesting touch—perhaps you could put used matches on one side while they cool off before throwing away.

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English Coat of Arms Match Striker, $87 from One Kings Lane

Embrace traditional English style with this decorative match strike from One Kings Lane. The old-world look is the brand’s calling card—if you love a functional yet stylish aesthetic, this match striker is for you.

Elephant Match Strike, $45 from Jonathan Adler

The elephant in the room…happens to be very chic! This playful Jonathan Adler option is sure to draw attention and act as a true decor piece. Plus, the porcelain construction is sophisticated and different from standard match strikes—get it for the hostess who already has everything.