9 Decorative Matchbooks for Fall

by Grace Bonney

As cooler temperatures creep in, I like to add candles to small spaces around our house where a little glow can make things feel warmer. When it comes to candles I like anything simple and not too strong, but when it comes to matches, I like a bold or unexpected design. Whether it’s a super long match with a patterned box or something mini and a little funky on the outside, matches are always a fun way to sneak something a little different into a room. I spent some time shopping online, and today I’m sharing 9 of my favorites — from hand-stitched celebrations of awesome women to shiny geometric patterns and sophisticated Florentine motifs. xo, grace

These incredible Florentine pattern matchboxes ($18) have copper on the outside! They're definitely pretty enough to repurpose for jewelry holders after you're done with the matches.
I love these pinup matchboxes at Etsy ($5). So unexpected and fun.
Inspire your next road trip with these Highway Matches ($8.95) at Jayson Home.
This confetti print matchbox ($8) has a hot pink surprise waiting inside.
These modern cube matches ($4.95) would look right at home in a modern house with lots of sharp angles.
This set of 25 mini matchbooks ($55) looks like a miniature library with a wide range of antique book covers on the outside.
Constellation matches ($4.95) would be a cheeky addition to any bathroom with a skylight...
The copper tape outlining the charming vintage fern imagery on this matchbox is like a tiny, glinting frame on a lush green artwork ($18).
I love these simple botanical boxes that can be combined or customized for special events ($3 each).

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