These Eccentric Candles Will Elevate Your Home Decor

published Jan 17, 2021
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If you spent much of the last year stress-buying candles, you are not alone. Some people find peace with meditation or a good ol’ sheet mask, others find peace with excessive candle purchases. (I’m others. You’re others. We’re all probably others.) While used to release relaxing fragrances or simply to illuminate a room, candles could also double as stylish home decor as artists and candlemakers alike opt for more creative forms. (Hello, bust candles!)

As such, below is a compilation of some eccentric offerings that aren’t your grandmother’s average Bath & Body Works candles. (No shade to Bath & Body Works, for we are big fans here at Apartment Therapy.) Whether you’d like to add some candles to your already extensive candle collection or you’re on the lookout for a gift for loved ones, look no further than Etsy. From bubble cube candles to bendy twist candles that mirror those trendy twist candles at half the price, check out some covetable options below. 

Bubble Cube Candle

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Available in amber noir, oakmoss and amber, and black sea scents as well as a variety of colors like white, gray, and brown, this bubble cube candle—one that resembles a chic Rubik’s Cube, basically—will add personality to a space. Buy: Bubble Cube Candle, $13+

Stylish Wavy Candle

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Available in both an ivory and fog gray color, this stylish wavy candle is unscented—but the unique form will surely make waves. Buy: Stylish Wavy Candle, $29+

Accordion Pillar Candle

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Available in charcoal gray, fog gray, and ivory as well as different sizes, this unscented pillar candle evokes, well, an accordion; it will surely work in concert with all kinds of home decor. Buy: Accordion Pillar Candle, $19+

Bendy Twist Candle

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Available in an assortment of whimsical colors (pink! purple! blue! brown!), these bendy twist candles capitalize on the hot trend at half the price point. There’s also a wide selection of shapes to choose from, such as wave, U-turn, bend, and circle twist. Buy: Bendy Twist Candle, $14+

Mini Knot Candle

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Available in strawberries and cream pink, pistachio green, vanilla white, and orange creamsicle, these whimsical knot candles are inspired by ice cream pastels. Candles never looked so sweet. Buy: Mini Knot Candle, $11+