Now that we’re all spending much more time at home, many of us have discovered a new love for interiors, which in turn has led to a strong surge of support for small homeware lines, often discovered on social media. One of the biggest trends appearing on Instagram feeds are colourful tapered candles, with independent British brands including Edition 94, Fairholme and Bable offering a rainbow of options from twisted to hand-painted and striped to sherbet-hued. Here is our edit of the most stylish tapered candles and candle holders, plus the chicest matchboxes.
Colourful candles do not just lend a gorgeous flickering warmth to our interiors at a time when we all need a little extra cheer, they are also a vital ingredient of any tablescaping arrangement worth its salt. When you are trying to elevate your everyday during lockdown, tapered candles should be your first port of call. They add a touch of chic and can make even the simplest of weekday suppers feel special.
For inspiration, look to Instagram Queens of Tablescapes: Fiona Leahy – top tip, more is more – and Alice Naylor-Leyland who are both fans of the tapered candle. You won’t be short of choice, there are some brilliant British brands helping sate our candle lust at the moment, including the likes of Edition 94, Fairholme and Bable.
The only rules are that there are no rules. Mix vibrant colours and styles, flood your table with candle holders and sit back and enjoy their warmth.