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A candlestick can not only bring light into a dark room, but also make an important contribution to the atmosphere of the room. Depending on which model you choose, the same room can look elegant, modern or simple.

The trick, of course, is to find the right candlestick for your needs. Do you simply want to set a decorative accent at home or should it visually enhance your business premises and thus convey a certain atmosphere to customers? Depending on your needs, a silver-plated candlestick or one made of metal, standing or hanging, may be right for you. We would like to help you make the right choice with our article.




The most important facts

  • Candlesticks can not only illuminate your room, but also create a unique atmosphere through their design.
  • Important aspects to consider when buying a candlestick include the dimensions and the size of the candle.
  • Depending on the material, you should clean your candlestick from time to time or remove wax.

The Best Candlesticks: Our Choices

Below we present our favourites, from classic models to extravagant candlesticks. This way you can get an overview and find a model that suits your needs.

Buying and Evaluation Criteria for Candlesticks

To help you find the ideal candlestick for you, we have listed important buying criteria that you should consider.

In the following, we explain the purchase criteria in more detail so that you have an overview and it is easier for you to choose your candlestick.

Dimensions

Depending on what you want to use your candlestick for, it is important to pay attention to the dimensions. If you want to use your candlestick as a table decoration, e.g. for festive occasions, it should not take up too much space.

Even if you have already chosen a certain position for your decorative candlestick, it is important that you first check whether the candlestick will fit there at all.

Material

This purchase criterion is decisive for the appearance, but also for the durability. Metal models are more robust and scratches are less noticeable. Depending on whether you want to use the candlesticks outdoors or only indoors, it is important to pay attention to this so that the candlestick lasts for a long time.

Design

The design is crucial in setting the atmosphere in the room. This way, your candlestick not only fulfils the practical function of illuminating the room, but can also decorate the room. Some unusual or special designs can already be considered a work of art and thus appeal to and express a sense of aesthetics.

Candle size

It is also important to pay attention to the diameter of each candle holder so that you know which candles will fit in the candlestick.

This is because there are different candle shapes: Pillar candles, cone candles, stick candles, tea lights or even LED candles. Often you have to buy the candles because they are not included.

Guide: Frequently asked Questions about Candlesticks answered in Detail

In the following, we answer the most important questions that are frequently asked about candlesticks.

How do I care for a candlestick?

Depending on the material your candlestick is made of, you may have to care for it very little or polish and clean it again and again. A metal candlestick does not need much cleaning or care. For silver care, you can clean your candlestick with toothpaste or with the foam of a cleaning stone.

If your candlestick does not have a drip guard and you want to remove wax from it, you can put it in the freezer for an hour. This will make it easier to remove the wax.

What types of candlesticks are there?

Candlesticks come in many different variations: Hanging for the wall, standing as table decoration or for the floor. In the classic design, they can be 1-armed, 3-armed or even 5-armed. However, there are also candlesticks with a completely different design without arms.

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There are many different types of candlesticks that can visually enhance a room and create a special atmosphere. (Image source: cottonbro / Pexels)

In addition, there are candlesticks for different types of candles or even electric ones. They come with different motifs and are made of brass, porcelain, metal, silver, etc. They can have a modern design, but also a baroque style, vintage or Scandinavian design.

So you see, there are so many different types of candlesticks that there should be something for every occasion, every room and every taste.

How much does a candlestick cost?

The price of candlesticks is mainly determined by the material and the look. The following table should give you an overview of the prices you should expect for a candlestick.

Price range Available products
Low-priced (5-15 €) often simple design made of simple material
Medium-priced (15-25 €) more noble materials and designs
High-priced (25-40 € or more) high-quality materials, sometimes in need of care or fancy designs

As you can see, you can get candlesticks for little money. However, if you are looking for an exclusive or original design, you should spend a little more money.

What is the significance of the candlestick in religion?

The seven-branched candlestick or "menorah" is an important religious symbol in Judaism. For the Jews, God is the light and the candlestick thus stands for the presence of God.

This Jewish candlestick has the shape of a tree and the 7 arms stand for the 6 days of creation and the seventh day, the day of rest, also called Shabbat.

Conclusion

Candlesticks not only provide brightness in your room or outside, but also fulfil a design function through their appearance and can significantly determine the atmosphere of a room. They come in different shapes and designs. Depending on the material, you should clean them from time to time or they are very easy to clean and robust.

In our article, we have shown you a few models and answered all the important questions about candlesticks so that you can find the candlestick that suits you best based on our buying criteria.

(Cover photo: Matt Britney / Unsplash)

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