A Guide to Decorating With Scented Candles

A Guide to Decorating With Scented Candles - Haze Fragrance Studio

Decorating your home with candles is a great way to add warmth, ambiance, and style. Not only do they help create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, but candles also have therapeutic properties that can help you relax or trigger positive memories and emotions. When not lit, candles can still be eye-catching as elegant pieces of decor. Here are some tips for how to use candles for decoration in all rooms of your home for maximum effect!

Choose High-Quality Candles

Investing in high-quality candles is worth it for both the aesthetic value and their quality. Haze Fragrance offers an array of hand-poured candles made with carefully sourced, clean-burning wax and premium fragrances that are sure to make your space feel inviting. Whether you’re looking for a unique candle that replicates your favorite dessert or one to create the perfect atmosphere in your bedroom, choosing a company that specializes in candles won’t bring you regrets.

Midnight Jasmine Scented Candle

We make sure to supply only high-quality candles that look great in any space. Our candles are carefully designed with a minimalistic style in mind to make them a lovely addition to any room. Additionally, we ensure that each candle fills the room with incredible fragrances. With our candles, you can enjoy the ambiance without worrying about clashing colors and strange shapes.

When you choose high-quality candles, you're getting more than a stylish home decor item - you're also getting peace of mind. Our candles are made with top-notch materials such as FSC-Certified wood wicks and a natural blend of coconut and soy wax. Hence, they're free from dangerous substances like plastic, paraben, phthalates, lead, or synthetic dyes. Plus, they have long-lasting aromas that won't put the health of your family at risk. So invest in quality candles now and enjoy long-lasting benefits!


Safety Comes First

When lighting candles, safety practices are crucial. To keep yourself, your family, and your home safe, remember the following tips: 

  • Keep the wick trimmed to about 1⁄8 to ¼ inch each time before burning to prevent overheating and smoking. 
  • Place candles on stable, heatproof surfaces.
  • Don’t burn a candle for more than three hours at a time. 
  • Don’t leave illuminated candles unattended or go to bed with a candle burning.
  • When decorating with candles, never place them near curtains, blankets, books, or any other flammable items.

Decorate Your Home with Candles

Adding creative displays of candles throughout your home is a great way to add decorative flair without breaking the bank. Here are some wonderful ideas for decorating with candles in the home.

Living Room

One of the most obvious places to decorate with candles is the living room. Whether you are trying to relax after a long day or spend time with family and friends, the soft glow of candles can elevate your living room into a welcoming and cozy space instantly. 

Try placing candles in decorative holders on your coffee tables or side tables, display them in small trays or trivets on your mantle pieces and window sills, or opt for wall sconces and hanging candle holders for a unique touch. For added warmth, comfort, and energy, try fragrances like cedar, sandalwood, cinnamon, pine, floral, and fruit scents to truly make the space feel welcoming.

Sandalwood + Blue Sage scented candle on living room table


Dining Room

The living room isn't the only place for candles. If you have a kitchen or dining room, candles can be especially delightful. Opting for soft and intimate lighting during dinner rather than bright overhead lights is extremely romantic, so a candle centerpiece on the dining table can be just what you need. However, scents in this area need some more consideration.

When it comes to candles on the dining table, it’s important to select a scent that won’t overpower your food aromas. Fresh citrus fragrances work well because they won’t interfere with the aromas of your meal, pair it with a lovely bouquet of flowers to really make it pop. We recommend avoiding strong woody scents or foody scents that may interfere with the aroma of your food. 


Make a great first impression on guests when they walk through your door by placing a cluster of candlesticks in your entryway. Candles have the power to create a festive and warm atmosphere, so why not make the best use of them and add that extra spark of celebration to greet visitors?

When choosing suitable scents for your entryway, look for notes such as cedarwood, oud, patchouli, and leather to give an inviting impression. 

Home Office

Working from home can be tough, but adding a few candles to your home office can help you to clear your mind. Strategically placed on a shelf or desk, these comforting scents can improve your productivity and relaxation level while providing the perfect ambient lighting. So why not set up your own oasis and take advantage of the benefits that come with decorating your office with candles?

Bright citrus scents are ideal for offices because they can energize you, boost your creativity, and enhance productivity. A candle containing fragrance notes of bergamot, lemon, grapefruit, or lime is what to search for to get you through a sloppy afternoon.


Add a touch of luxury to your bathroom with some carefully-placed candles! Place one on the side of the bathtub or on the counters, and the shelving will light up the space with relaxing scents. A candle on a bath tray is an easy way to turn an ordinary soak into a spa-like experience. No matter what type of style you choose, candles will always provide a relaxing and therapeutic environment for that much-needed time away from the chaos of everyday life.

If you’re looking to add a pleasant fragrance to your bathroom, don’t overdo it. The strong odors from too many candles will give the room an overpowering scent, especially since bathrooms usually have the door closed. Instead, opt for lighter, cleaner fragrances that won't be too overwhelming –  candles with aqua notes such as Sea Salt + Lily is a great choice for any bathroom.

Sea Salt + Lily Scented Candle on Bathroom Sink Counter


Illuminating your bedroom with candles can be a great way to make it feel extra romantic and tranquil. Start by placing some in a pretty holder or plate on your bedside table. You could also place multiple candles on a mirrored tray placed atop your dresser, with small decorative pieces arranged around them for added ambiance! This will help turn the surface into a stunning focal point of the room.

Need to upgrade the atmosphere in your bedroom? Reed diffusers are a great way to do that. Unlike candles that need to be lit and blown out, reed diffusers emit pleasant aromas without any maintenance. Place one on your nightstand, dresser, or window sill, and flip the reeds every two to three weeks for maximum freshness. The included fragrance oil also lasts up to three months - plenty of time for you to get the scent-filled bedroom of your dreams!

Give Your Hygge Home Decor a Makeover

If you love candles and decorating your home, have you heard of the Danish concept of Hygge? Hygge has been around since the 1800s but has become increasingly popular in recent years. This art of coziness focuses on transforming your home into a simple and relaxing retreat. 

Candles are a great way to get started on making a hygge environment, as 85 percent of Danes associate candles with Hygge more than any other elements. As one of the happiest nations in the world, Denmark's strong link between candles and the feeling of Hygge indicates how important this element is. 

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To complete the hygge look in your home, you can't go without candles! While there are plenty of ways to decorate with them, make sure to keep them simple and choose ones with quality fragrances to enhance your experiment. Cozy and relaxing candles featuring notes of vanilla, tobacco, amber, leather, and balsam make great choices. Light it up to create an atmosphere that instantly feels cozy and comfortable!

Final Thoughts

Candles are great home decor pieces, no matter where you want to place them. Not only do scented candles add a touch of class and elegance to any home, but the indulgent fragrances they emit can help make a house feel more like home. 

Haze Fragrance offers a variety of scented candles that can enhance the atmosphere in any space. Check out our full collection today and discover your new go-to for home decoration!