How To Decorate With Candles In Every Room Of Your House

Aside from making a room smell incredible, candles can also blend in as nice decorative pieces throughout the house. With so many different scents, holders, and sizes, there are endless possibilities of decorating with candles. Here are some tips on how to decorate with candles in every room of your house.


Quick Tips For Decorating With Candles

  • Make sure you take caution with burning candles, especially if you have kids in the house – never leave a burning candle unattended. You can also use LED candles instead just to be safer.
  • Don’t combine too many different scented candles in one room because it can be too overpowering and some scents will not mix well together.
  • While this list recommends certain scents for each room, you can also have fun playing around with seasonal scents such as pumpkin spice in the fall, gingerbread and peppermint during Christmas, and much more.

Decorating With Candles In The Kitchen

How To Decorate With Candles - Pink Candle

Scented Candles To Use In The Kitchen

  • Lemon, orange, or anything citrus
  • Cinnamon or other spices
  • Food scented candles, such as fresh cookies and pie

How To Decorate With Candles In The Kitchen

When it comes to using candles in the kitchen, it’s best to match your color scheme and room decor style. For instance, if you have a rustic style kitchen, put candles inside of lanterns and place them on the table or on the kitchen island.

Use decorative candle holders to match the colors of your kitchen. If you have limited counter space, use smaller candles scattered throughout. This way, you still can put fresh scents into your kitchen without taking up too much room.

You can even go for a hanging candle light fixture in your kitchen. This can be displayed over your kitchen table or island to brighten up the room.


Decorating With Candles In The Dining Room

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Scented Candles To Use In The Dining Room

  • Unscented

How To Decorate With Candles In The Dining Room

Whether your dining room is elegant or casual, candles can make the table feel more welcoming and complete. Unscented candles are the best to have on a dining table because you don’t want random scents swirling around when you and your guests are eating a meal.

For a fancier and classier look, opt for tall candle sticks or tall candle holders among some greenery. You can also incorporate the candles into a large centerpiece with the use of a tray or a long skinny box.

If you want a more casual dining table, go for the short cylinder candles. These can also be mixed into a centerpiece without looking too fancy or over the top.


Decorating With Candles In The Living Room

How To Decorate With Candles - Candles On Coffee Table

Scented Candles To Use In The Living Room

  • Cedarwood or sandalwood
  • Floral scents
  • Fruity scents
  • Cinnamon

How To Decorate With Candles In The Living Room

The living room should have a combination of relaxing, sociable, and inviting vibes. Fresh scented candles during the day can provide positive energy while lighting candles in the living room at night can create a warm and cozy environment.

Place candles on top of a decorative tray or in decorative candle holders on the coffee table with some other small tabletop accents. This will create a sense of warmth and relaxation when sitting on the couch. Alternatively, you can put candles on top of books for a unique decor style.

If you want to be even more unique with candles in the living room, you can use candle wall sconces for an alternative to room lights, or you can place a large variety of candles in the fireplace to be a stunning and eye-catching focus in the room.


Decorating With Candles In The Bedroom

How To Decorate With Candles - Candles On Bedside Table

Scented Candles To Use In The Bedroom

  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
  • Vanilla
  • Or your favorite scent

How To Decorate With Candles In The Bedroom

While you have to be more cautious of burning candles in your bedroom, it can still be a nice and relaxing way to end your day or a nice complement to spending some time on the weekends curling up with a nice book.

On your bedside table, place several candles on top of a decorative plate or in a shallow bowl. These candles can all be the same, or you can play around with a mix of different sized candles to give it a more interesting appearance. However, make sure to not mix too many different scents.

You can also keep candles on top of your dresser. Place a couple candles on top of a mirrored tray among your accessories and other items. That way, the candles will blend in more naturally but still give you the scents that you want.


Decorating With Candles In The Bathroom

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Scented Candles To Use In The Bathroom

  • Citrus
  • Cucumber
  • Linen

How To Decorate With Candles In The Bathroom

Candles in the bathroom can make it feel and look like a spa and can make you feel even more relaxed when taking a bath. Candles can also give the bathroom a fresh and clean scent.

Scatter candles of various sizes around the bathtub, or on top of a bath tray to achieve that spa-like appearance. Place fresh scented candles on the counter top near the sink for a more casual appearance.

Stick with white candles if you want to create more serenity, or use colored candles to brighten up a neutral colored room. If you want the candles to blend in more, try to match them as closely as possible to your shower curtain, rug, and other bathroom decor.


The Lakeside Collection Candles & Candle Holders

Do you want to incorporate more candles into your home? We have a selection of candles and candle holders for every room in your house to match a variety of home decor styles!

Decorative Farmhouse Scale Candleholder

Decorative Farmhouse Scale Candleholder

Sets of 2 Farmhouse LED Flameless Candles

Sets of 2 Farmhouse LED Flameless Candles

Metal Flat Iron Hurricane Wall Sconce

Metal Flat Iron Hurricane Wall Sconce

Realistic Flame Candle Night Lights

Realistic Flame Candle Night Lights

Country Sconce or Essence Glow LED Candles

Country Sconce or Essence Glow LED Candles

Color-Changing Laser Light Wax Candle

Color-Changing Laser Light Wax Candle


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1 Response

  1. I love the idea of putting a candle in a lantern and then leaving it on the kitchen table to counter. I love the look of lanterns and I really want to use them more in my house. I hope I convince my wife to put up a bunch of lanterns with candles in them.

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