The most stylish tapered candles and candle holders to light up your home

Ensure your table packs a punch with these Insta-famous tapered candles, candle holders and matchboxes

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. 

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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. 

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Tapered Candles
Edition 94
Swirl Tapered Candles
Edition 94 Swirl Candles

£7.50 each 

Matilda Goad
Yves Beeswax Candles

£45 for pack of six

Hand painted Tapered Candles
Bable candles 1

£14 each

Natural Wax Tapered candles
Fairholme for KITRI Taper Candle

£9.50 for two

Anna + Nina
Lilac Twisted Tapered Candles
Anna Nina Lilac Twisted Candles Liberty

£7  for two

Lex Pott
Twist Candle
Lex Pott Twist Tapered Candle

£24 each

British Colour Standard
dinner candles
British Colour Standard striped candles e1608830299364

£16 for set of four

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Candle Holders
Les Ottomans
Turquerie Ceramic Candle holder
Les Ottomans Turquerie ceramic candlestick


Tricolour Glass Candle Holder
Klevering Large Tricolour Glass Candle Holder


The Grey Works
Palm Tree Candle Holder
The Grey Works Small Palm Tree Candle Holder


Soho Home
Otto Large Candlestick Holder
Soho Home Otto Candlestick Holder Large


Glass Candlestick Flare
Hay Glass Candlestick Flare

£31.49 each

Leopard Candle Holders
Lakadema Leopard Candle Holders

£55 for a pair

Evelina Candle Holder Centrepiece
Aerin Evelina Candle Holder Centrepiece


Reflections Copenhagen
Memphis Crystal Candle Holder
Reflections Memphis Crystal Tealight Holder


Doing Goods
Macy Monkey Candlesticks
Doing Goods Macy Monkey Candlestick Holder

£80, set of two

Anna + Nina
Athena Glass Candle Holder
Athena Glass Holders

From £25 each

Mrs Alice
Blue Parrot Candle Holders

£162 for set of of two

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Arkitaip X Laëtitia Rouget
Set Of Matches
arkitaip homeware green red matches

£27 for two matchboxes

Garden State Candles
Starlight Long Matches
Garden State Starlight Long Matches


Saint Laurent
Star Matches
YSL Matches 1


Archivist Gallery
Strike it Lucky matches
Archivist Gallery Strike It Lucky matches


Polkra x Fee Greening Collective
Noun Matchboxes
Polkra Zebra matches

£36 for set of four matchboxes

Acqua di Parma
Homes Collection Matches
Acqua Di Parma matches


Main image: Fairholme Studio
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