If you’re one of those people who spends a lot of money on your candles, chances are, you want them to do the most. Not only should they smell amazing, they should have a long burn time and a great throw. But perhaps the most important aspect (at least to the interiors-obsessed) of a nice candle is that it doubles as decor; after all, if you’re going to drop $75-plus on a finite product, it definitely better make your home look good, too.
True, it’s not exactly hard to find a pretty candle out there — these days, almost all of them could be considered aesthetically pleasing, thanks to the demands of Instagram. However, not all of them could stand as decor on their own, which is a must if you’re planning on keeping one as part of your collection well after its contents have evaporated.
Fortunately, TZR has rounded up a selection of candles that are so stunning, it would be difficult to tell them apart from the rest of your carefully curated pieces and trinkets. In fact, the decorative candles ahead might just end up the star of the show. Keep scrolling to shop them all.
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Diptyque’s black and white candles are already a classic that look good in any home, but this version takes it to the next level with its matte black finish and Fauna adornment. It’s perfect for moodier homes, or for providing a touch of contrast in bright, minimalist spaces.
This amber-hued vessel could almost be mistaken for a chic cocktail glass — and honestly, it would fit right in at your bar area or on your coffee table. Use it to add some moody light, or even infuse a slight mid-century modern aesthetic.
All of Fornasetti’s candles look like works of art, and this version is no different. The lidded container shows an image inspired by the "Bacio" image, which features the face of opera singer Lina Cavalieri. It’s a fun piece that deserves a spot in any eclectic home.
If your goal is simple but stunning, it’s hard to find a better candle than this Haeckels piece. Its sleek design features nothing more than clear glass around a white structure, which means it will fit seamlessly into even the most pared-down homes.