Unless your candle has its own container, you will need a holder to stabilise it, protect the surfaces around it and shield the flame from any wind. Candle holders also introduce extra elements to the candle through colour, texture and style.
Hurricane holders or lanterns are a classic way to house pillar candles. They are impressive pieces that keep the flame steady and can be styled in many different ways. Choose candle holders made from mouth-blown, hand-etched glass with a fluted design to add a bit of drama to the room. Fill the base of this hurricane with pink Himalayan salt and rest your pale pink candle on top for a delicate but detailed centre piece. You could also choose a piece with a beautiful wood base and place ivy and small flowers around the base of the candle for a forest feel.
Lanterns look magical when filled with not one, but a collection of candles of different widths and heights. We love lanterns with simple brass-look frames and traditional handles – fill it with pure white candles for a Christmas-card finish.
Tealight candle holders can create an exotic, oriental atmosphere and look striking dotted along the dinner table. They are also practical as guests can easily chat over them unlike a large collection of candles in the centre. Combine tealight candle holders in mixed colours with white table linen and napery for a sophisticated evening at home.