Elevate Your Candle Ritual: The Complete Accessory Guide

April 11, 2024

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I’m so excited to see the overwhelming response to our HouseWarming collection with Lightwell! This scent is everything I want in a candle, and it’s truly humbling to know you’ll be enjoying it in your homes.

Chris Loves Julia | Julia at the office desk behind a black lit candle

CLJ x Lightwell HouseWarming Candle | Brass Candle Pedestal | Brass Match Holder | Coffee Table Books | Handled Vase | Faux Hydrangeas | Office Desk

Candles are the perfect backdrop for lived-in moments at home. And as a candle lover myself, there are a few extra accessories I’ve picked up over the years that have made the ritual of candles even more fun for me. I thought I’d share some of the ones that I like to have at home or include in a housewarming gift basket or a special occasion!

1. Candle Stand

Chris Loves Julia | Candle on a gold footed candlestand on a nightstand in a bedroom

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My mom saw that I got my candle stand on Amazon. And so when I brought her a candle, that gave her an idea. She went to Ross and got a cylindrical low bowl and turned it upside down and put a candle on it. I was like, “You are so creative!” Anything can work, but I do think this footed stand is so fun.

2. Wick Trimmer

David Beckham actually talked about wick trimmers in the Beckham documentary. He said his job every night is to go around the house and trim all the candle wicks. So, lesson here is be like David Beckham.

3. Electric Lighter

These electric lighters are great to have on hand, especially when I’m lighting a lot of candles all over the first floor before company comes. Also, they feel more child-secure. I think they are handy and functional, and you only need to charge them — they’ll never run out!

4. Match Holders

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CLJ x Lightwell HouseWarming Candle | Sphere Match Striker | Lamp | Etching with Gold Frame

I love having some matches on display next to candles. There are lovely glass cloche-style ones or open-top ones in brass and marble. Whatever your style, you’ll find one that fits you.

5. Matches

If I’m only lighting one candle, I love striking a match. I love the sound, the smell, the look! I’ve been collecting matchboxes too — there are so many out there that are really cool and pretty. Even sentimental!

6. Candle Warmer Lamp

Chris Loves Julia | Candle-warming lamp over a white candle

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We have one of these lamps, and I think it is absolutely charming. I love the ambiance it brings. It evenly heats the wax on your candle, which allows you to get the most out of it. It’s more safe too, if you’re concerned about having an open flame near younger children or pets or in the house in general.

7. Snuffer

Okay, these are fun! Candle snuffers remind me of something you’d see in a very historic, traditional home. But they also have a great purpose: you will lessen the chance of any splattering wax and soot when blowing a candle out. This also helps keep your candles looking more pristine! I love them especially when extinguishing the candles on the mantle that I can’t reach as well.

Here are some of my favorite accessories that can turn your home into a candle oasis.

Chris Loves Julia | The Perfect Match: Candle Accessories
  1. Scalloped Footed Tray | $89
  2. Candle Warmer Lamp | $27
  3. Candle Snuffer | $9
  4. Swallow Matchbox | $5
  5. Lidded Matchbox | $16
  6. Glass Match Cloche | $32
  7. Brass Footed Pedestal | $29
  8. Glass Candle Cloche | $10
  9. Wick Trimmer | $14
  10. Sphere Match Striker | $225
  11. Marble Tray | $40
  12. Silver Candle Pedestal | $76

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  1. Teri says:

    I wanna see your moms candle holder!

  2. Cici Haus says:

    I got this beautiful vintage brass snuffer at an estate sale right before we moved and I haven’t been able to find it since! I only used it for a couple weeks but genuinely miss it.

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