18 Easy Candle Decorating Ideas

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Candles were once only used for illumination and religious celebrations. Nowadays, they have become the norm in our interior decoration. Not only can adding a candle to your space bring a peaceful and charming glow, but it can also enhance its overall design. There are so many different ways to display them – you can keep them simple, put them in a statement container or try one of these creative candle decoration ideas.

Here, you’ll find tons of crafts and design ideas to spark your imagination. From votive to cone to pillar and beyond, there’s a candle style, shape and scent that perfectly matches the mood you want to evoke. Whether you want to add an understated glow to your living room with a mirrored candle tray, decorate your mantel with a light arrangement, or dress up your spring table with a centerpiece, there’s an idea on this list for every occasion. And while some of the following ideas teach you how to make your own candles from scratch, go ahead and browse our favorite scented candles to glow, stat.

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Easter Egg Candles

Create your own spring centerpiece by breaking open dyed eggs and filling each one with a tealight.

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Copper double candlestick

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Black stone candlesticks

A group of black geometric candlesticks offer a classic yet bold look on any mantel, shelf, or tabletop.

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Golden Pillar Candlesticks

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Wicker candle holders

Bring a coastal vibe to your space by using wicker candle holders. Find a few larger containers in the same design to use as vases for flower arrangements.

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Restored pottery vases

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Red Candlestick Duo

Even though they’re in the same hue, these taper candles bring dimension and drama to a moody red space.

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Well Dressed Coat

Your fireplace mantel is a great place to display candles. Opt for tapered candles in statement hurricanes, so the light can reflect off the glass.

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Pumpkin Candle Holder

In the fall, try using your mini pumpkins as candle holders. Simply remove the stem to create a flat surface, then glue votives on top.

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Simple glass lanterns

The lanterns can easily be moved to different spaces. During the warmer months, scatter some around your back porch or outdoor seating area for extra light.

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Modern Candlesticks

Geometric candle holders stand out against softer accents. They also highlight everything that separates them, like the floral bouquet shown here.

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Statement Gold Candlesticks

With a wide base and bowl-shaped top, these slender candle holders really shine on a glass coffee table.

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Candle with faces

There is a certain fascination with candles with sculpted faces and expressions. Adding them to your living room is a creative way to inspire conversation with guests.

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A playful glow

Everything is pretty in pink, even your candles. Stick tealights in pink candle holders to light up your space with a playful touch.

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A discreet trio

Light a trio of neutral-colored candles on a small table in your living room or bedroom to create a sense of calm.

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