Whenever there is a hint of fall in the air, even if it's still hot outside, I start pulling out all of my fall home decor. It could be one brown leaf on the ground, a cool day, or the Pumpkin Spice Lattes that Starbucks starts serving. Whatever it may be, my fall candles are the first thing to burn for the season. Not only do the scents give me all of the fall vibes, but I look for modern candles to fit the aesthetic of my home as we transition to fall. Fall home decor can be lacking in the aesthetics that I look for, so I use modern fall candles AS part of how I decorate my home for fall.
I want my fall home decor to fit the modern aesthetic of my home. Modern fall candles are the best way to do that.
Once I started investing my time and money into high-quality fall candles, I started taking better care of my candles with a candle kit. Every year when I pull out my fall decor, I give my candles a little care by trimming the wicks and wiping out the insides to remove soot if needed before burning them for the season. I also bought a new match set with a glass jar for decorative storage. This is another great way to elevate your fall home decor without changing the overall aesthetic of your home! These keep your candles looking their best to be the center of attention for your fall home decor.
If you haven't taken care of your candles as much as you would like to (we've all been there) I did this post on How to Fix a Candle In 5 Easy Steps. Once you've given your candle a makeover, I also did this post on How to Properly Burn a Candle to keep your candles looking their best! Once you get in the routine, it's super easy to keep it up.
Natural Wax Candles vs Unnatural
I do my best to find candles with a coconut soy blend (not fully natural) or candles that guarantee to be hand-poured candles (fully natural). The reason being is that a lot of candles are made with paraffin wax, which releases carcinogens (known cancer-causing agents) such as toluene and benzene. The toxins created from paraffin wax have been most commonly compared to those found in diesel fumes. I try not to inhale gasoline and diesel fumes on a regular basis, so I don’t want them in my everyday candles.
Candles made with natural soy wax or beeswax are created purely from natural wax resources without the added chemicals. It’s also important to read the details for the type of wick being used. I look for candles that include cotton, wood, or hemp wicks as often as I can as they are natural resources.
10 MODERN CANDLES FOR YOUR FALL HOME DECOR
1. SPICED PUMPKIN LATTE BY VOLUSPA
You can find this candle at Anthropologie and on Amazon. It smells delicious and feels like a more luxurious fall candle. It is made out of a coconut wax blend with a cotton wick. The scents feature notes of pumpkin, vanilla marshmallow, cinnamon-spiced brûlée, and coconut cream.
2. PUMPKIN SPICE BY SWEET WATER DECOR
This Pumpkin Spice candle by Sweet Water Decor on Amazon Handmade smells deliciously of fall. I have been burning this candle every day while I work on the blog. Sweet Water also has Hello Pumpkin and Hello Fall! You can shop their full collection of fall candles here.
3. PUMPKIN STICKS BY BLEU ENVY
This particular candle from Amazon Handmade seems to be out of stock, but I am linking a similar one by this shop. I love the black glass container for fall and how the inside resembles the color of a pumpkin. The smell is delicious and I appreciate that it is hand-poured natural wax. If you want to wait for the Pumpkin Sticks candle to come back in stock, follow the link and save the store as one to keep an eye out for future products!
4. PUMPKIN PICKING BY HOMESICK
I found this brand, Homesick while searching the Amazon Handmade page for natural soy fall candles. I love the modern look of their candles and the fun names they give all of their scents! This is a brand to follow on Instagram and keep in your back pocket of quality candle brands!
5. PUMPKIN CLOVE BY CAPRI BLUE
I just love the sound of that, pumpkin clove. It gives me all the fall feels, and Anthropologie candles never cease to amaze me with their luxurious scents.
6. SANTAL 26 CLASSIC CANDLE BY LE LABO
7. PUMPKIN SPICE DUSTED PUMPKIN CANDLE BY TARGET
This dusted pumpkin candle gives more of the traditional fall home decor vibes, without being cheesy. I think this candle is modern and tasteful, giving your home the feeling of the season without being too basic!
How cute is this Pumpkin Ramekin Candle at Anthropologie?! Not only is this candle pumpkin scented for fall, but it also comes in a beautiful white ceramic gourd to add to your fall modern decor. This candle has notes of Pumpkin Patchouli, Pumpkin Spice, and Sweet Vanilla Pumpkin. Shop more from their fall candle home collection here.
This candle is another great addition to keep year-round and transition into fall. This is a luxury candle with notes of cedarwood to give soothing energy and woodland, relaxing fragrance. Natural wood elements are a perfect fit for modern fall home decor to give you the cozy, yet festive feeling of the new season.