If you love to decorate and are looking for ways to make your home feel warm and cozy this year, adding luxury candles to your space will instantly give off glorious fragrance and fill your home with beauty.
Read on to learn more about decorating with candles to enhance your interior design.
How Do I Decorate With Candles?
Decorating with candles is all about finding the right balance and placement. You’ll want to focus on finding cozy areas or display areas in your home where your candles will truly shine.
Avoid placing candles near open air vents or windows in order to maximize their scent. Instead, opt for open areas where the fragrance of the candle will be carried throughout your home.
You should also think about candle sizing when finding the perfect placement. Candles come in many different shapes and sizes, each adding its own dimension to a space. Let’s break down some of the most popular types of candles to see which one will look best in your home.
Types of Candles
When it comes to the different sizes of candles to use when decorating your home, using a variety of candles in your home will help add dimension to your space.
The most common types of candles used to decorate homes are:
- Pillar Candles
- Taper Candles
- Votive Candles
- Tea Light Candles
- Floating Candles
All of these candles give off a warm flame and are an elegant way to set the mood in a room.
The most commonly used candles are wax candles, made of either soy wax, paraffin wax, beeswax, palm wax, or a variety of these types. These different waxes make the candles burn differently, and some hold scents better than others.
Now, let’s dive into where to place candles in each room of your home to fully customize the look of your space.
Where To Place Candles in Your Home
Candles have been used as a decorative element for centuries and are the perfect way to add beautiful fragrance and light to your home.
When it comes to choosing the right candles for your home, make sure that you choose candles that will match and enhance your interior design style. Read on to discover some decorating tips and tricks for each room of your home.
One of the best rooms to decorate with candles is your living room. For most people, the living room is the main entertainment space of the home, so filling this room with fresh fragrance will instantly dazzle your loved ones.
Grab a decorative gold tray to create a beautiful display of candles for your side table or coffee table. Use gorgeous pillar and votive candles in a variety of heights and sizes to create a custom look. This will provide a sense of beauty and relaxation for you to enjoy while sitting on the couch.
You can also add a touch of luxury to your home by placing our Rose Blanche signature candle on a lovely bookshelf or tabletop in your living area. This gorgeous piece is presented in a handcrafted porcelain vessel with an aroma that gives off hints of peppery geranium. It is sure to be a showstopper in your living space and will fill your room with soft light and fragrance.
For a more contemporary interior design look, add sleek, black candle stands to your coffee table for a more modern look. Candle stands are typically taller and will help add height to the room.
Make sure to keep your candles away from any flammable or decorative objects, such as dried flowers or long drapes.
The entryway is the perfect place to add glittering candles because guests will immediately smell them and take in the beauty when they walk into your home. If you have a small table in your entryway, adding a statement candle as well as a stunning arrangement of mixed florals will be the perfect way to welcome your loved ones.
You could also mix in elongated taper candles to stun guests and make a statement. Taper candles are tall and long and add dimension to tabletops.
The entryway is also the perfect place for a large picture or decorative piece, which you can swap out for the different seasons.
When thinking about enhancing your interior design for your bedroom, you want to create a peaceful and welcoming environment.
Start by incorporating small areas of greenery mixed with flowers of the season, along with scented candles. Placing a set of antique lanterns with small candles inside on your nightstand will give your bedroom a soft glow and a dazzling effect. For your bedroom, focus on adding soft light that is easy on the eyes.
You can also add our stunning three-piece Votive Bundle to your dresser to immerse yourself with floral fragrances. Votive candles have a longer burn time than tea light candles and are perfect for adding a hint of romance to the bedroom. The Votive Bundle features our full collection of scents, including the mesmerizing Rose Oud, the classic Rose Blanche, and the sultry Nue Tuberose.
If you have a bookshelf or small nightside table, surprise your significant other with a special inspirational or devotional book that you feel would inspire them. A special candy or mint placed on the pillow shortly before turning in would be a sweet treat as well.
Lay out our relaxing Luxury Robe on the bed to remind yourself to take time to relax and indulge before bedtime. Our Luxury Robe is designed to fit all sizes and features our classic Venus ET Fleur® logo for stylish relaxation. You will love wrapping yourself in this plush, lined microfiber robe before jumping into bed.
Decorating your bathroom with candles is a wonderful way to bring light and sweet fragrance to this small, intimate space. Tea lights candles are light and compact, perfect for decorating your bathroom countertop or around the bathtub.
You can create a relaxing and romantic environment for your bath experience with lights, greenery, and low lighting. Remember to pick fresh scents like eucalyptus, lavender, ginger, or a beautiful floral fragrance. This will help you calm down after a long day and delight your senses.
You can also elevate your bathroom decor by adding one of our signature room sprays to add a touch of luxury to your bathing experience.
The Guest Room
If you are planning to have guests over for a visit, you want to prepare your guest room for their arrival.
As the bed is the centerpiece of any bedroom, you will want to consider using soft percale cotton sheets, as well as our luxury plush Throw Blanket. This soft throw blanket will add elegance and warmth to your guest room. This large coverlet is made from 100% lambswool and features our signature VEF diamond print and finished edges for clean sophistication.
Also include multiple pillows of differing sizes to ensure that your guest is comfortable during their stay. A nice but often overlooked touch is to take the time and iron or press the pillowcases before completing the making of the bed.
Another way to make your guest feel loved and welcome is to add some greenery and a live plant or flower arrangement to the bedroom. You will also want to incorporate some luxury candles into your guest room decor to give off a fragrant and welcoming presence.
Our signature Rose Oud candle will provide bright, citrusy notes evocative of a delicate flower nestled in the middle of a peaceful forest. Your guest will be sure to enjoy the earthy top notes of elemi, saffron, and nutmeg from this stunning candle. Choose between a handcrafted Porcelain dish or classic glass votive for this charming candle.
The Dining Table
Plan an elegant dinner at home, with tall candlesticks lining the middle of the table. Your partner or family and friends will adore eating by candlelight and will love the soft lighting and elegant floral fragrance.
Choose from high-end candles that offer scents of exotic foods, such as ginger, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla, and basil. This will be sure to enhance your lovely meal while also creating a beautiful display of ravishing beauty.
Fruity flavors give off positive energy, while herbal scents promote healing. Whichever scents you choose, your dining table will be bursting with a gorgeous, fresh fragrance.
The centerpiece will be the first thing your guests notice when they enter a room. Their eyes will be naturally drawn to the beautiful and carefully planned arrangement you have created for the center of your table. Family and friends will appreciate the time and effort you put into preparing and planning for their arrival and enjoyment.
For your dining room table, use a variety of candles to create a grand centerpiece. Try incorporating tall, unscented taper candles, along with smaller votive candles and a bouquet of roses to make your dining room table sparkle and give an elegant touch.
For the flowers, try our Thalia Vase with Eternity® Roses and Eternity™ Hedera Leaves. This gorgeous arrangement filled with yellow roses will amplify the beauty of your surroundings and will make your dining room table feel lavish.
By the Fireplace
Lastly, you might want to decorate your fireplace or mantel with glittering candles to make your living room feel inviting and warm. Greenery, photographs, decorative lamps, an ornate clock, as well as candles will help bring in the joy of the new year.
For your fireplace, you’ll want to use pillar candles with silver accents. You can also incorporate some winter decor to celebrate the season.
When you and your family gather around the fireplace, you can all gaze at the glorious lighting from the candles, enjoy conversation, and expound on any upcoming plans for the new year.
There are many ways to decorate your home to make it warm and inviting for your loved ones. The thoughtful use of candles and flowers is sure to make you and any guests feel happy and loved when they enter your space. Remember to use candles of differing sizes and scents to highlight the different times of year you are celebrating.