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Where To Place Candles In Your Home: The 3 Top Spots

Where To Place Candles In Your Home: The 3 Top Spots

Candles can provide a decorating final touch or the perfect scent to enhance a moment. Between the beauty of a candle and its amazing scent, it can elevate any room or occasion. But it can be difficult to figure out where the best place is to put your scented candle.

To help take out the guesswork, here are the 3 best spots we recommend you place your candles in your home.

First, some quick tips on candle placement:

Consider the purpose of the room. Do you like to meditate and relax in the space? Do you work or read in the room? This can help you figure out which candle scent is best based on the activities you use the room for.

Next, consider the room’s size

  • A small room (like a bathroom) will only need one candle. Even a travel-size candle or plug-in candle warmer would work in a small room.
  • A medium-sized room (like a bedroom) can handle 1 to 2 candles depending on how fragrant the candle is.
  • A large room can handle 2 or more candles. But consider both the size of the room and the height of the ceiling. You may need multiple candles (or multiple 2-wick candles) placed throughout the room to achieve your desired look and allow the scent to envelop the entire space.


Your bedroom is your oasis away from the stressors of the day. It’s where you go to relax and drift off to sleep. And it’s where the tone of your day is set when you wake up. So you’ll want a tranquil atmosphere that allows you to relax or meditate to prepare your mind and body. 

When thinking about where to place a candle in your bedroom, look at end tables, dressers, shelves, and desks.

Just make sure to keep your candle away from any curtains, blankets, bedding, and other fabrics. And never fall asleep with your candle burning.

Some candle scents best for a bedroom are:

  • Lavender
  • Vanilla
  • Rose
  • Sandalwood
  • Jasmine

Our Fleur candle will help create both a feeling of calm and romance (when you need it) with its smell of roses and a hint of jasmine.

Living room

Your living room is the space where you spend most of your free time. So it needs to be cozy, warm, and inviting. 

Look at end tables, coffee tables, and fireplace mantels as optimal places for candle placement. Remember to keep candles away from other decorative pieces and areas where they’ll be easily knocked into (or grabbed by children).

Candle scents ideal for a living room are:

  • Vanilla 
  • Pine
  • Cinnamon
  • Lavender
  • Sandalwood

Our Luxe Home candle is the perfect scent for your living room with its warm scent of sandalwood and hints of linen & jasmine.


Whether soaking in a bath or taking a steamy shower, your bathroom is the place for much needed self care. You want the space to be soothing with a spa-like atmosphere. Plus, a candle's soft light is perfect for a low-light bathing experience.

The top places for candles are countertops, shelves, or on the back of the toilet. If your candle is small enough, it can also go on the edge of the bathtub. But make sure your candles are away from any towels or other paper products.

The top candle scents for the bathroom are: 

  • Citrus
  • Eucalyptus
  • Mint
  • Lavender
  • Ginger

Our Eucalyptus candle is the ideal scent to make your bathroom feel like a place of sanctuary. 

We hope you’ve found some inspiration for where to place candles throughout your home.

Read our candle care tips so you get every moment of burning enjoyment out of your new candle.

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