8 Types of Candles to Add to Your Collection

Pillar candles come in various sizes and are characterized by their sturdy, wide design, allowing them to stand alone. Often used in hurricanes, table centerpieces, or as fireplace decorations, they create a relaxing mood. 

1. Pillar Candle

Votive candles are small with a longer burn time than tea lights. Traditionally used for prayer offerings, they are also decorative. These short, thick candles are usually placed in glass jars to showcase their flame and contain the wax.

2. Votive Candle

Taper candles are elongated and designed for candelabras or taper candlestick holders. They provide a romantic, old-world glow for dinner tables or rooms when used in heat- and flame-resistant sconces.

3. Taper Candle

Tea lights come in small plastic or metal containers that allow the candle to melt completely as it burns. They are an inexpensive way to add multiple flickering flames to a space but are safest when displayed.

4. Tea Light

Flameless candles mimic the ambience of traditional candles without the flame, making them ideal for homes with children and pets. Perfect for outdoor use, their artificial flames won't blow out in the wind.

5. Flameless Candle

Container candles come in a safe-to-burn vessel. Whether scented, unscented, multi-wick, wood-wick, or aromatherapy, they add ambience without needing an additional holder. 

6. Container Candle

Floating candles are small, orb-shaped, and designed to float in water-filled dishes or bowls. They make elegant, minimalistic centerpieces for tables. Ensure safety by using a water-tight, flame-safe vessel.

7. Floating Candle

Multi-wick candles, often found as container candles or large pillars, provide a soft, glowing light. They are ideal as centerpieces on coffee tables or as decorative elements on book stacks, offering warmth and coziness to any space.

8. Multi-Wick Candle