The 14 Best Glass Candle Holders to Dress Up Any Room
Candles can be an essential part of any evening’s décor. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as a flame dancing in the dark—the ultimate in mood lighting. Tapered candles are often used as centerpieces for intricate dinners while pillar candles are often used as ambient decoration. Almost as important as the candle is the vessel in which it sits. Nest Casa has gathered the best and most attractive glass candle holders available.
Glass Taper Candle Holders
The Venetian glassmakers at Formentello are known for their expertise in the murrine technique. These hand-blown Murano glass candle holders are especially exquisite. The murrine technique is a historic glassblowing practice that involves glass caning. Unique patterns are revealed when the glass is cut, like the yellow and blue ones here.
Clear crystal never goes out of style—and it’s for good reason. The way it catches light is simply magnificent, scattering rays through its intricate design. The Mille Nuits name stems from One Thousand and One Nights (or, Arabian Nights) and a signature diamond connects the cup and base of the piece. This collection was designed by Mathais for Baccarat.
You’d be forgiven if you initially mistook this candle holder for actual silver. As you look toward the clear base, you can see that it’s actually made of glass. Although the piece itself is modern-looking, it’s traditionally made using mouth-blown glass.
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These Federico Peri–designed candle holders are available in two forms: Lume Linear (which is smooth, save for a ribbed upper band) and Lume Plissé (which has a smooth upper band but wide pleats at the base). Both versions are made of satinated Murano glass and come with a removable satin brass cup. Each piece is handcrafted in Italy.
Glass Votive Candle Holders
Handmade by artisans in Colombia, these candle holders are crafted individually so that no two are alike. While the palm tree motif may have you thinking of the tropics, these pieces would look beautiful almost anywhere.
These pink and black candle holders are wonderfully cosmopolitan, conjuring up images of a socialite’s high-rise apartment. Made by Reflections Copenhagen, the faceted crystal gives off an Art Deco vibe.
Another pink-based votive holder, these pleated, mouth-blown lanterns would look especially good styled with contemporary home décor. Inspired by the colors of dusk, the pink and gray blend wonderfully.
Glass Pillar Candle Holders
The capiz oyster is sometimes known as the “windowpane oyster” for its translucent shell—which happens to be easy to fashion into wonderful decorative items. One example is this round hurricane candle holder. Gold-toned lining and scalloped cuts make the piece elegant without being overly formal.
While rattan may not typically sound like the best material for use as a candle holder, the palm material has thankfully been used around the glass that holds a large size candle. Interwoven with leather, this rattan candle holder introduces a unique, vacation-inspired item for your home.
Polished nickel gives this candle holder a stately feel, ensuring it would blend into any traditionally decorated home. This particular variant fits a three-wick candle, but there are different sizes in the line for any of your needs.
This candle holder from Kelly Wearstler’s Frequency collection for Georg Jensen was inspired by the way light hits the moving ocean on the American West Coast. Encased in waves of stainless steel, the glass is frost proof which allows the hurricane to be used outside.