Candelabras are an iconic antique feature that guide the design of many modern lighting fixtures to this day. These antique beauties can even provide a touch of charm to a space when used as an ornamental styling piece. We’ve rounded up our top DIY candelabra styling tips to incorporate some vintage character into your interior design.
If you’re looking for a way to create your very own eye-catching centrepiece, then look no further than your humble candelabra. These versatile elements can be dressed up or down and styled to suit a range of themes. One of our favourite methods to style an antique silver plated candelabra is to adorn it in an equally striking floral arrangement.
There is so much freedom to designing these centrepieces for your event. Play around with candle stick colours, flower types and textures until you find the combination that works for you. For an eclectic touch, we recommend using a gold candelabra alongside rich hued candles and flowers with greenery winding around the candelabra arms. The shape of candelabras is amazing for providing the ultimate frame to twine your foliage around while adding height to your centrepiece.
Antique Candelabra Lamp
Want to give a nod to the antique candelabra roots? While electricity has thankfully provided a more reliable light source than the humble candle stick, that’s not to say the candelabra is a relic of the past.
Antique candelabra lamps are a stunning blend of modern and vintage. These pieces incorporate the old school detailing of the candelabra frame, with modern candle bulbs replacing candles in the sockets. Think intricately designed gold arms arching upwards to cup luminous candle shaped light fittings. Place your antique candelabra lamp on a console table alongside stacked vintage books to add a touch of warmth to your hallway. Or, if you’re after a more dominating styling touch, you can even attach your candelabra lamp head to a standing floor lamp.
Alternative Candelabra Uses
If you’re eager to get creative, then don’t be afraid to think unconventionally about repurposing your candelabra. These antique treasures can be a unique design element while offering more than a perch for your candles. One of our favourite DIY candelabra hacks is using your antique candelabra as a tiered plate stand!
All you’ll need is a candelabra, it doesn’t need to be an antique silver plated candelabra either.
Pick one suited to your own taste and design style and you’re set. Simply remove the candle cups and firmly attach the drip plates for your serving plates to rest on. You can even repaint your candelabra-cake-stand to add a pop of colour to your table setting, too. And now you’re set! Stack your baked goodies or fresh cheese selection atop your stands and wow guests with your edgy design touch.