Sculptural candles in unusual shapes are our next interiors must-buy

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Take your candle game to the next level with these creative, sculptural beauties. 

If candles are an obsession of yours this edit will thrill you to your core. You see, as much as dinner candles have been made even more popular by the tablescaping trend, there’s one type of candle that really packs a punch.

Sculptural candles are those that take interesting shapes and roam beyond the realm of your average tea light, and they’re fast becoming an Instagram favourite and staple in the homes of interior influencers.

Whether it’s a vivid green blob or an artfully sculpted woman’s body, these statement candles are not meant to be burned. We recommend using them as a finishing touch in your home’s decor, placing one on top of a bed side table or a chest of drawers.

It’s time to make these striking candles yours and keep them forever.

  • Hero Creates

    Pink and orange candles in the shape of jellies
    Sculptural candles: Hero Creates

    Hero Creates uses real Victorian jelly moulds to shape her candles which truly look good enough to eat. 

    With colour palettes inspired by 60s and 70s, these gorgeous mini candles are imbued with a warm feeling of nostalgia alongside a vintage look.

    Hero says she loves the history that these moulds carry and to think of all the birthday parties they may have seen. Hero Creates jelly candles come in singular block colours such as lime green, orange or pink, as well as contrasting two-tone designs. 

    Shop candles at Hero Creates, from £12

  • Studio Dine

    Studio Dine pink sculptural candle
    Sculptural candles: Studio Dine

    All-round creative genius Callie Pettigrew is the founder of Studio Dine, and when she’s not styling weddings, curating events or designing stationery, she’s making playful candles.

    Studio Dine is all about experimenting with colour and shape. Think ultra-violet lilacs, rich turquoise hues and pastel-splattered designs which are tactile even to look at. 

    This chunky number, pictured above, is called the Abacus candle. It also comes in white, lilac, purple, pastel blue, turquoise and green, so it might be hard to pick a favourite.

    Shop Abacus candle at Studio Dine, £16

  • Spanish Wax Co

    White candles in shape of clouds
    Sculptural candles: Spanish Wax Co

    Is there anything as whimsical as a cloud-shaped candle? This adorable trio from Spanish Wax Co don’t need a holder, they’re happy to float around on any surface.

    Spanish Wax Co was born out of lockdown and is founded by couple-team Hannah and Stuart who hold sustainability at the heart of their business and only use three ingredients to make their gorgeous candles: paraben free scented oils, renewable, eco-friendly soy wax and cotton wicks.

    Shop white clouds at Spanish Wax Co, £15.99

  • Beachampton Hall

    Beachampton Hall green bubble candle
    Sculptural candles: Beachampton Hall

    Bubble candles have been a huge trend in their own right, but there’s one brand that we consider a go-to for this style and that’s Beachampton Hall.

    The brand stocks a rainbow of on-trend colours such as pale lavender, cobalt blue, candy floss pink and muted mauve, grey and cream.

    Plus, if you’re looking for a candle that really makes an impact, the 1kg versions are huge.

    Shop bubble candles at Beachampton Hall, from £11

  • Niloh

    Green curvy body candle
    Sculptural candles: Niloh

    Niloh creates candles in soft, nuanced shapes interpretive of the female form. 

    We love that each one has its own name and is personalised with details like stretch marks. 

    Each one is made with 100% premium grade soy wax and is 100% vegan.

    Shop curvy ivy at Niloh, £30

  • Pastel Palette

    Pastel candles
    Sculptural candles: Pastel Palette

    Pastel Palette is the ultimate destination for playful candles in candy hues spanning a huge range of designs. 

    From mini pleated lamps and intricate carousels, to cherubs and these Aphrodite beauties picture above, there’s nothing that this candle brand can’t do.

    Shop Aphrodite candle at Pastel Palette, £15

  • Goober candle

    Even if you love minimalist decor, we doubt you can resist this brilliantly playful candle.

    Its lime green colour would add a bright pop to any coffee table, bookcase of shelving area.

    Shop Goober candle at Goodhood Store, £28

  • Rhubarb and strawberry candle

    This 100% soy wax candle is hand poured in the UK with a gorgeous blend of fruity notes.

    Its scent includes rhubarb, grapefruit, apple, strawberry, raspberry and plum. Delicious. 

    Shop rhubarb and strawberry candle at Lanji Candles, £14

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Megan Murray

Megan Murray is a senior digital writer for stylist.co.uk, who enjoys writing about homeware (particularly candles), travel, food trends, restaurants and all the wonderful things London has to offer.

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