Where to Place Your Scented Candles

Scented candles can create a wonderful ambience in your home, but knowing where best to place them is something which is often overlooked. Each room in your home serves a purpose, and when you’re deciding on a scent for a particular room you’ll need to consider the type of ambience you’re looking to create, to decide which scent is best suited for it.

Of course, there is no right or wrong way when it comes to choosing a place for a scented candle, but hopefully our quick guide will help to give you some ideas on how to get the most from your different scents, so you can enjoy a beautifully aromatic home.


The living room is typically where most of your socialising and entertaining takes place in the home. The scent you choose will serve as a foundation to complement the activities carried out in this space.

Scents that feature fruits or herbs will offer a clean and fresh feel, such as grapefruit, lemon, basil, or rosemary.

If you’re looking to create a warm and inviting atmosphere, try scents with comforting notes, such as sandalwood or cardamom.

Try candles featuring: Sandalwood, Cardamom, Lily, Fig, Grapefruit, Rosemary


Your bedroom is a place for relaxation and tranquillity at the end of the day. To create a soothing environment that will promote a good night’s sleep, scents such as lavender and rose are well-known for their calming properties, helping to release tension and clear the mind.

For a more romantic atmosphere, jasmine and ylang ylang are natural aphrodisiacs with rich floral and sweet aromas. (It is recommended to avoid using a jasmine scented candle if you are pregnant)

Try candles featuring: Lavender, Rose, Jasmine, Vanilla, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile


In the bathroom, citrus based scents such as grapefruit, bergamot and orange are ideal for creating a fresh ambience with a clean and contemporary feel.

If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, try scents featuring cedarwood and geranium. These spa-worthy scents are both known for their calming and up-lifting properties.

Try candles featuring: Cedarwood, Geranium, Lavender, Orange, Grapefruit, Bergamot