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6 September 2023 | 0 min read

Tips for enhancing your home with candles

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At Charles Farris, we believe in the transformative power of candles to create ambience and serenity in any room. To the discerning homeowner, candles are not just sources of light, they are invaluable tools for expressing personal style, setting a mood, and even enhancing the character of a house. 

Want to elevate your home décor and your sensory experience using candles? Read on to find out how – we’ll cover the following topics:

  • The Art of Selecting the Perfect Candle
  • Seasonal Scents for Year-Round Delight
  • Placing Candles to Enhance Room Features
  • Layering Scents for a Multi-Sensory Experience

The Art of Selecting the Perfect Candle

The perfect candle can serve as the heart of your home, providing an inviting, sensory experience that complements and enhances your space. 

Fragrance is perhaps the most personal factor and choosing the right scent is important. From the earthy tones of patchouli to the refreshing notes of bergamot or the energising smell of orange blossom, each fragrance tells its own story, setting the mood for your space.

Quality is another crucial aspect. High-quality candles, like those offered by Charles Farris, use superior waxes that burn cleaner and slower, producing less soot. The fragrance oils are also of a high standard, providing a pure, rich scent that lasts throughout the life of the candle.

Lastly, consider the longevity of your candle. A long-lasting candle provides a greater value for your investment, keeping your space feeling fresh for longer. Look for candles that promise long burn times and maintain their scent throughout this duration.

Seasonal Scents for Year-Round Delight

There’s something deeply comforting about a home that changes with the seasons, mirroring the world outside its windows. Seasonally themed candles provide an easy yet impactful way to achieve this.

As spring unfolds and flowers bloom, transition your home to reflect this renewal with the bright, fresh fragrances of citrus or blossoming flowers. During the summer, coastal scents like sea salt or tropical fruits can bring in the spirit of vacation and warmth.

As the leaves turn, welcome autumn with candles that encapsulate an earthy smell, perhaps with a touch of patchouli or apple. And nothing heralds the festive season quite like the comforting scents of winter: think pine, cloves, or cinnamon.

Finding the Perfect Placement

The strategic placement of candles not only contributes to the visual aesthetics of your home but also helps to diffuse their scent. 

Let the aroma reach every space

Spreading your candles throughout your home means you can enjoy delicious smells wherever you are. You can even place them next to radiators where the rising warm air will catch the scent and carry it across the room. 

Use fabrics

Positioning your favourite scents next to fabrics such as curtains, drapes, and even upholstered furniture can help to enhance your home’s aroma. Fabrics are excellent at absorbing scents and slowly releasing them over time, keeping your rooms smelling wonderful after the candle has been extinguished.

Decorate the dining table

A well-placed candle can turn a routine meal into a feast. Candles of varying heights can provide a dramatic centrepiece. Choose subtle, food-friendly scents like vanilla or herbs to enhance, not overwhelm, your meal.

Add a faux candle fireplace

A tall pillar candle or a candlestick arrangement can provide a vertical element to sideboards or console tables, adding balance and interest to your décor. You can also use a candle’s light to emphasise and frame your artwork or mirrors. 

Make your bathroom a spa

Nothing says luxury like a bubble bath and a beautifully scented candle. Placing a candle in your bathroom not only infuses the space with a relaxing scent but also provides soft, flattering light. Choose scents like eucalyptus or lavender to enhance the spa-like feel.

Layering Scents for a Multi-Sensory Experience

The world of fragrance is not monochromatic, it is a symphony of varied notes. The same can be true for your home, where combining different scented candles can provide a rich, multi-layered experience that reflects your unique style.

You might start with a base scent that’s warm and welcoming, like vanilla or sandalwood. This foundational aroma can be layered with a contrasting but complementary fragrance, perhaps something fruity or floral, to add a lively, dynamic edge. Don’t be afraid to experiment – the aim is to create a scent profile that you love and that speaks to your personality.

It’s important to remember, however, that balance is key. Consider the intensity of the scents you’re combining, ensuring they’re well-matched and pleasing to the senses.

Elevate your home with Charles Farris

Candles, in their simple elegance, have the ability to transform a house into a home, enhancing its ambiance, complementing its design, and delighting the senses.
At Charles Farris, we take pride in our extensive range of luxury candles. Each is designed with careful attention to the quality, longevity, and purity of fragrance, helping you to elevate your home décor and create a sensory experience that’s uniquely yours.


Charles Farris is one of Britain’s oldest candlemakers with firm roots in Victorian London, and proud Royal Warrant holders. Our range of luxury scented candles are made using time-worn, traditional crafting techniques that date back to 1845.


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