Where to Place Scented Candles In Your Home

Having a hard time deciding where in your home to place your recently purchased (or recently gifted) scented candle? 

When it comes to organizing or designing a space, the first thing you want to think about is the function of the room. The same rule applies for deciding where to place scented candles. 

Candles should reflect whatever the purpose of the given room is. 

Is there a place you meditate each morning? Do you have a reading ritual each night? Think about what kind of ambience and fragrance could enhance those experiences, and make each room feel more unique. 

Ask yourself, “What is the size of this room?”. This question matters because you don’t want the fragrance in smaller rooms to be overpowering. Conversely, you don’t want the fragrance in a larger room to be underwhelming. 

Here are some general guidelines regarding room size and candles: 

  • In small rooms or rooms with low ceilings, fragrance has less room to spread, a small candle is often enough to adequately scent your space.  
  • Medium-sized rooms (ie. a bedroom, or living room) could have 1 or 2 larger-sized candles burning at a time, depending on the candles' scent throw. 
  • Large, spacious rooms with high ceilings may need as many as 2-3 candles (or a large candle with multiple wicks) spaced out to help the fragrance fully envelop the entire space.

Bedroom

The ideal bedroom space is relaxing and sensual. It’s a space that facilitates deep sleep throughout the night, and it sets the tone of your day when you wake up in the morning. 

Scented candles can help create that ideal, tranquil atmosphere. 

Place bedroom candles on a desk, or a dresser. If you had another place in mind, just make sure you avoid putting your candle near bedding, curtains, or clothing. 

It’s also important to remember to never fall asleep with burning candles. You always want to blow them out before bedtime. 

The key to finding the perfect bedroom scent is by looking for aromas that can help you relax. Popular candle scents for the bedroom include:

  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
  • Ginger
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood

When it comes to getting a goodnight sleep, you can’t go wrong with our “Dream” luxury candle. With a relaxing top note of lavender, this candle was designed to evoke feelings of serenity.

Bathroom

During the day, the bathroom environment should be fresh and clean. At night, it’s nice to add a restful touch to this room. After all, there’s nothing like soaking in a bubble bath to free your mind from troubles after a busy day.

Finding the right fragrance can enhance the pleasant vibes of your bathroom.

You could place your candle on the back of a toilet, or on the bathroom counter. If the candle is small enough, place it on the side of the tub to enhance your bath experience! (If you really want to create a spa-like bath mood, try adding clear glass jars with bath bombs and Epson salts to the space.)

But before placing your candles, properly clean anything that could be causing an unpleasant odor. 

Don’t use a candle in the bathroom to mask foul odors! Instead, take care of the odor first, and then light the candle.

And for safety, be sure to place candles away from flammable items like towels and toilet paper. 

We recommend using citrusy, fresh, sweet aromas for the bathroom to create a feeling of cleanliness. Popular candle scents for bathrooms include:

  • Lavender
  • Vanilla
  • Citrus
  • Mint
  • Linen 

The irresistible citrus top notes in our “Home” luxury candle create a fresh, inviting bathroom environment. Influenced by the vibrant energy of Harlem, this fragrance beautifully evokes a sense of inner peace.

Office

The office should be a place where you can focus and enter a state of flow. According to The Scientific American, “productivity is enhanced in the presence of pleasant ambient odors.”

Adding a candle to your office space might be the little boost you need to experience a more productive work week.

Place your scented candle on a shelf or on your desk. Make sure you are keeping it away from any loose paperwork or books. 

Energizing scents, such as citrus aromas and peppermint, are the way to go when it comes to office spaces. Popular candle scents for the office include:

  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Bergamot
  • Peppermint
  • Cinnamon

Fill your work day with a focused and exuberant energy by lighting our “Joy” luxury candle. It’s calming, minty, lemon-scented aroma will breathe new life into your office! 

Living Room 

The living room is the place where many people spend the majority of their free time. 

It should be a warm and inviting area reserved for morning coffee chats, social gathering, and memorable movie nights. Scents like pine really do the trick. 

There are several places you could place your candle in the living room including side tables, coffee tables, and shelves. If you have a very large space, consider using a 2-wick candle or having several lit at once. 

That being said, make sure you avoid placing your candle near flammable materials. Keep them away from curtains, papers, and furniture pieces. 

If you have kiddos or dogs that like to run around the living room, keep candles out of their reach. You wouldn’t want them to accidentally knock one over!

Most people spend a great deal of time in their living rooms, for this reason, we recommend warm, inviting scents that promote happiness. Popular candle scents for the living room include: 

  • Pine
  • Amber
  • Patchouli
  • Cardamom

Based on the iconic Josephine Baker herself, our timeless “Josephine” luxury candle will fill your living room with warmth and elegance.

Conclusion

Filling each room of your home with a perfectly matched scent goes a long way in maximizing the enjoyment you can get from burning candles.

We hope this article provided you with some new ideas or inspiration!