The absolute best candle centerpiece ideas for those warm, romantic nights (and days)!
I just love candles: from votive candles to pillar candles to even those too-sweet smelling candles we all grew up with (don’t tell anyone but I still go around sniffing Yankee Candles when I can), everything about candles is my jam.
Now that I’m a bit older, and hopefully a bit wiser, my tastes have definitely evolved to be a little more sophisticated. Aside from upgrading my candle choices—Diptyque, anyone?—these days I also love peppering my tablescapes with candles of all shapes and sizes. Not only do they give off a beautiful and moody glow, but they lend a wonderfully cozy mood to any affair as well.
So if you’re like me and you appreciate this wonderful lighting source, then this article is for you! Below I’ve rounded up 6 of my favorite candle centerpiece images that you can totally recreate for your next homey gathering, because as everyone knows there’s no such thing as having too many candles!
Fit for a queen
This wonderful jewel-toned scape (look at those emerald colored linens and the pretty, ruby red flowers!) is beautiful in its simplicity. I love how the table doesn’t go all out with the decor, making this the perfect look that you can recreate at home with just a few gorgeous taper candles and some tea lights scattered around!
If you’re feeling up for it, go all out with this super cozy (and otherworldly) candlelit affair! Recreate the look with floating candles in glass vases of varying heights, a sprinkling of votive candles around the table, and you’ll be all set!
Some holiday cheer
Here’s a cute little candle centerpiece idea to save for the holidays: float cranberries and floating lights in clear cylinder vases to transition your table look seamlessly from Thanksgiving into the new year. The deep blood red of the berries give this one a little pop, don’t you think?
Even more holiday fun
And here’s another grand holiday idea: deck the halls and your tables with white pillar candles on a bed of evergreens (bonus points if you can find peppermint-scented ones)! I love how neutral this look is—you can 100% get away with using this as a summer centerpiece idea by replacing the greens with something else—I’m thinking pebbles or even a gauzy linen cloth.
A stark contrast
Loving this white on white on white look that’s so chic and fresh! To contrast with the stark modern palette, use a variety of wildflowers and weeds amongst your candles to really make your decor pop.
While not exactly a full tablescape, I love this centerpiece idea with candles! Black taper candles plus brass candleholders? Um, yes please! I’d love to mix this romantic look up with some gorgeous vines creeping all over the table. BTW I’m also internally telling my 15-year-old self that this is how you do goth right.
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