Is It Just Us or Are Candleholders Getting More and More Abstract?

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Whether you love a good scented candle, an elegant pair of candlesticks, or a few teeny tea lights, we totally understand the impulse to strike a match and make the mood cozier. But candleholders these days don't just function on a practical level — they serve as decor items in their own right, and the perfect one can elevate your space's aesthetic.

Lately we've been bookmarking creative candleholders we see in our Instagram feeds and online. Gone are the days of your straightforward candleholder — say hello to the curving, geometric, artsy one instead.

Behold, some of our recent favorites that are sure to be conversation starters:

1. West Elm Centerpiece Candleholder, $24

Why place your votive candle in a holder that just sits on the table? This one adds a few twists and turns instead.

2. Anthropologie Amira Candelabra, $58

Show off your love of foliage and your penchant for candles in one decor item.

3. CB2 Wireplay Candle Holder, $29.95

It's like the pick up sticks game but with candles artfully placed here and there.

4. XL Bloom Black Orbital Candle Holder (set of three), $131.49

This piece looks edgy enough already, but it gets even cooler when you realize you can arrange these individual pieces separately too.

5. West Elm Manzanita Candelabra, $99

No, that's not a haphazardly fallen tree branch on the table. It's a gold candelabra that's classy AF.

6. Shane Schneck Lup Table Candleholder, $30

So many curves for one little candlestick.

7. H&M Metal and Marble Candelabra, $24.99

The accent in the middle is the cherry on top — or marble on top, in this case.

8. Souda Buka Candlestick, $85

At first glance you might think this holder seems pretty standard — until you realize how it works. Two sticks on the side basically make it look like your candle is levitating, nbd.

9. Modern Day Accents Cuadras Squares Candleholder, $114.63

This sort of reminds us of those little puzzles for kids in doctor's waiting rooms, except there will be candles in this one so no kids allowed.

10. Jonathan Adler Tall Berlin Candle Holder, $98

Part candleholder, part glam decor piece.

11. Roll & Hill Gambalunga Candleholder, $310

And we're back to optical illusions, aka a holder that makes the candle looks like it's floating. We also appreciate the tray at the bottom, which coincidentally helps to catch dripping wax.

Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at

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