It’s Starting to Get Colder. Here Are 6 Ways to Make Candles the Center of Attention at Home

published Sep 11, 2019
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Credit: Erin Francois

It’s becoming chillier outside, which means it’s officially the season for cozy nights in, pumpkin-flavored recipes, and, of course, candles. While we’re major advocates of burning candles all year long, there’s something extra special about putting them on display during the cooler months. We’re sharing a few of our favorite setups in case you’re looking to play up the candles in your own home.

Consolidate with a special piece

Katie Manwaring of Katie’s Bliss uses this West Elm wood item as a simple candle display in her boho living space. Buy (or make!) your own for a warm but no-fuss effect.

Credit: Carola Pojer

Pick a color scheme

When Carola Pojer of Vienna Wedekind arranged several different candles together, she stuck mainly to black and white labels, ensuring that the grouping appears luxe, not junky. That’s key—you don’t want your home to look like the candle aisle of a big-box store!

Credit: Erin Francois

Create a coffee table display

Erin Francois grouped a few festive candles together on a warm, wooden tray and added other small accents to create a focal point on her coffee table. No need to wait for winter to try this—just use fall items (pinecones, anyone?) rather than holiday ones.

Credit: Amanda Gluck

Think vertically

Use tall candle holders, like Amanda Gluck of Fashionable Hostess did on her fall dining table, to make candles stand out in the best way possible.

Credit: Yvonne Pratt

DIY the fall spirit

Yvonne Pratt of StoneGable shared an easy candle display DIY that’s perfect for Thanksgiving or, really, all of autumn. She filled glass jars with traditional foods like corn and nuts and nestled pillar candles inside.

Credit: Olivia Frescura

Make the most of minis

If you have several smaller sized candles on hand, like Olivia Frescura, line up your favorites atop a stack of magazines or coffee table books for a fashionable statement.