Illuminate your decor with candles and candle holders from Overstock.com. Start with classic wax pillar candles, tea lights, or taper candles in a wide range of hues, or get creative with ball candles or floating candles. Battery-operated candles deliver a warm glow without the flame and come in the same styles as traditional candles. Traditional candle stands, glass candle holders, and tabletop candelabras let you create a brilliant flickering display, while hanging candle lanterns and wall sconces raise candlelight to a new level. Vintage-inspired candle holder designs from Studio 350 and Danya B made of iron or wood create an atmosphere reminiscent of an ancient castle, industrial workshop, or Victorian parlor, while contemporary models from Benzara, Imax, and Privilege International add on-trend charm to your modern home.
A tea light is a small, circular candle that’s designed to provide quaint accent lighting. Often sold in sets, tea lights come in traditional wax and electric flameless variations, and provide pleasant pint-size illumination in both forms.
Votives are small, squat candles originally used during vigils or as a show of religious devotion. Votive candles tend to work best in specially designed holders that add protect the flame and add a touch of stylish character.
Pillar candles come in a variety of widths and heights, and are almost always larger than a votive. Pillar candles often look just as nice on their own as they do on a pedestal or in a holder. Pillar candles come with a hefty weight that makes them a commanding presence in any space.
Tapered candles are likely the most well-known candle style, with a slender design that fits in narrow candle holders and candelabras. These candles won’t usually stand up on their own and tapered candle holders should feature a tray or lip to help catch wax as it drips down.
Types of Candle Holders
Votive Candle Holder
Like the candles they hold, votive holders are often squat and space-conscious, with a self-contained jar or vase design that protects the flame and keeps wax from dripping out. Votive holders are often made of glass with fresh color choices and finishes.
Candle Sticks Candle Holder
A candlestick is designed to support a single tapered candle. Often tall and thin, these candle holders feature sturdy bases and a lip around the top to catch drippings. Although traditionally made of polished metals, glass, acrylic, and other unique materials are popular choices for contemporary candle stick holders today.
Candelabra Candle Holder
Among the most recognizable of candle holders, a candelabra is similar to a candle stick, with a single base that supports a tree of multiple candles. Candelabras make excellent centerpieces on traditional dining tables, or as a chic decorative accent in any room.
A classic style that’s been popular in homes for hundreds of years, the candle sconce is a wall-mounted candle holder that are preferred more for their decorative value than illumination. Candle sconces incorporate important characteristics that protect your walls from the dangers of an open flame and wax buildup.
A popular centerpiece for party and wedding tables, hurricane candle holders feature tall, tubular designs that are most often made of glass. Hurricanes can be outfitted to work with any candle type, but do best with pillars and votives. Their open design means hurricane jars can showcase other accents like pebbles or ribbons that complement themes and existing decor.
Lanterns add a cozy touch of old-world charm to both indoor and outdoor spaces, and come in shapes and sizes that fit everything from tealights to large pillars. Lanterns made for candles are usually fitted with glass panes that prevent drafts and wind from causing the flame to flicker.
Pillar Candle Holder
Pillar candle holders are similar to candle sticks in design, but support large pillar style candles instead of tapered ones. Pillars are heftier than most candle holders, but often come in matching sets of two or three different heights.