Goodbye ostentatious, over-cluttered chaos: minimalist decor is the style du jour! If you love clean lines, ultra-functional pieces, and open spaces that burst with white light, this minimalist candle guide is for you!
Minimalism is all about simple, streamlined spaces, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun. We’ve rounded up nine handmade candles that speak to your spartan sensibilities.
These 9 Minimalist Decor Candles Prove Less is More
Mise en Scènt (NY)
French New Wave
Maker: Greer Temnick
The French New Wave movement rejected traditional conventions and focused on capturing truth and intimacy. Minimalist decor parallels the theme of rejection by nixing gluttonous materialism. This classic yet edgy candle design inspires you to bend the rules, lighting up the cinematic moments of your life with cuts of vibrant grapefruit, ginger, jasmine, and sandalwood.
Deep Candles (BC, Canada)
Maker: Anita Matharu
This candle from Deep Candles doubles as an artistic masterpiece. Ropes of candle wax undulate like silky sheets twisting around your toes on a sunny, sleepy weekend morning. Pick from five scents like “Snuggles” and “Goodbye Stress,” cozy fragrances that focus on connection and tranquility.
Aparis Candle Co. (NY)
Maker: Lisa Tavarez
Ride the waves of relaxation all the way to paradise. This candle from Aparis Candle Co. is a daydream, transporting you to an airy beach house getaway. One light, and you’ll smell sea salt whispering in through the curtains, and a kiss of citrus meandering through the french doors.
SEQNTL CO (CO)
Maker: Kiana Bates
The “Sunday scaries” have got nothing on the peaceful ambiance that flickers from this darling-sweet candle! Fresh notes of linen wander through the air alongside comfy cotton and baby powder. Pay gratitude to the last seven days while illuminating the coming week with positive, relaxed vibes.
Hyde & Park Co (IL)
Maker: Keyon Huggins
The basic yet elegantly sleek jar design brings together all things favored by the modern minimalist. Hyde & Park Co focuses on no-fluff, unisex fragrances for the functional home. Enjoy the relaxing feels of Spa Day: Ozone and sea salt wanders with a floral dash of jasmine and green leaves.
ginger + winnie Candle Co (Ontario, Canada)
Maker: Erin, Ireland + Shyla Shea
Fresh and open spaces herald minimalist style, and this candle takes all the right cues. The crisp, black and white design suits your streamlined sensibilities, while the feminine scent of Rose Petals invites a loving, sentimental feel.
Wild Poet Candle Company (WI)
Maker: Kari Meissen
Nothing says minimalist decor more than a surplus of sunshine billowing in through the windows. Hand-poured into a frosted, sugar-white glass jar, this Sunrise candle brightens your space with sun-splashed notes of yuzu and pear. Fruity bliss mingles with heady florals and woody hinoki for a crisp, au naturale fragrance.
Well Wicks (GA)
Maker: Bailey Whitaker-Lea
Light this Grounded Intentions to welcome a hint of sophisticated drama into your space. The glossy black vessel topped by a brushed bronze cap adds texture and dazzle without cluttering. Pink peppercorn strolls with lavender and green foliage, enrobing you in safety and calm.
Golden Coast Candle Co. (CA)
Maker: Sadaf + Umber Aulakh
This elegant pick washes your clean-cut space in summery Tuberose. Golden Coast Candle Co. tops the ultra-clean jar with a golden cap, adding an extra dash of class. Floral, woodsy, and green, the scent speaks to your simplistic style.