7 stylish candle displays to create a cosy Christmas

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  • From shimmering votives to winter wonderlands, discover 7 stylish candle displays you can recreate at home this festive season

    There are few better ways to create atmosphere at Christmas than with a beautiful candle display. Budget-friendly and requiring minimal effort, they’ve long been one of our favourite ways to make a scheme feel cosy and welcoming as the nights draw in. With that in mind, here are 7 of the best candle lighting displays to try this season:

    1. Ring Of Fire

    Add a touch of drama to your dining table with a statement centrepiece – seek out one in cool brass tones for a rough luxe feel. Team with firs or ivy for a wintery touch, or delicate bud vases and spring flowers next season.

    Mini Mae brass candelabra, £22, Rowen & Wren

    2. Golden Touch

    Go for modern minimalism with angular accessories in stone white, bold brass and luxurious gold tones.

    Gem candlestick, £80; stone candle holder, £75; Etch tealight holder, £50; all Tom Dixon range, Houseology

    3. All White

    Transform a simple window ledge into a winter wonderland – simply layer hanging LED lights, lanterns and candles in a soft white palette for a cosy display.

    Stråla table decoration, £12; Stråla lantern, £5; both Ikea

    4. Tray Chic

    If you feel like getting creative, compile your own centrepiece by mixing and matching complementary candles, such as this selection from H&M. Create continuity by choosing accessories in similar metallic tones, then add errant baubles for a seasonal touch.

    Round tray, £14.99; candle, £7.99; baubles, from a selection; all H&M

    5. Metal Works

    Not sure where to start with your candle display? Go for a little bit of everything by mixing and matching metallic accessories in different sizes, for a stylish, eclectic look.

    Gold twist candlestick, £34; copper twist candlestick, £40; metallic candle pots, £17 each; all Oliver Bonas

    6. Stairway To Heaven

    If you’re thinking of where to dot candles around your house, don’t just stick to tabletops and mantels. Get creative by popping assorted candles inside a range of lanterns, and stagger them up the stairway to add a sense of grandeur. Team with twinkling fairy lights for a magical finish.

    Nordic mini lanterns, £6 each; medium, £15 each; large, £35 each; large grey vintage lantern, £110; all The White Company

    7. Bottle It

    Go for casual glamour by teaming silver bottles with wintery vases and mercury tealight holders, then fill with flickering metallic candles. Try creating an outdoor display on a balcony or patio, then invite guests outside for smores and fireworks.

    Mercury glass bottle vases, from £19 each; Mercury grid vases, from £39 each; metallic pillar candles, from £34 each; mercury tealights, £5 each; all West Elm

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