Add soft light and classic style to your home with pillar candles. These wide, cylindrical candles create stunning centerpieces, fit perfectly in decorative lanterns and candlestick holders and can even stand on their own on tabletops and mantels.
Choosing Pillar Candles
Consider these factors to select pillar candles to enhance your home’s decor:
• Color. Neutral white pillar candles pair well with any style and can be reused even if your decorating scheme changes. Navy blue and light blue pillar candles add an inviting touch to coastal living rooms, while pink pillar candles bring a feminine touch to a girl’s room. For a festive pop of color during the holidays, try green or red pillar candles.
• Size. Tall pillar candles are a classic choice for a formal table setting. To create a dimensional look, group together candles in several different heights. Short, wide candles work well in lanterns and vases. They also can be used in fireplaces instead of traditional firewood.
• Scent. Choose a fresh, light scent that’s not overpowering, such as vanilla. Stick to unscented versions on your dining room table so they don’t compete with the aromas of the food.
Flameless Pillar Candles
Flameless pillar candles are battery- or solar-powered and use LED lights for the “flame.” They’re made of wax-like plastic and have a faux wick that mimics the flickering, glowing light of a real flame. They’re a safer choice, perfect for crowded dining tables and homes with children or pets. Flameless LED pillar candles are also great for outdoor dining—they’ll stay “lit” even if a breeze blows up. Some also feature timers or remotes and can shut off automatically.
Flameless options come in as many colors as the traditional versions. White flameless pillar candles are an ideal choice for wedding centerpieces at venues where real flames aren’t permitted.