Hosting people is both exciting and daunting. Aside from the obvious cleaning and purchasing of food and spirits, there are small ways to make your home comforting and inviting, and one of those ways is to use candles. In this blog post we will discuss different strategic locations to place candles to make your house accommodating, and the perfect scents which align for your event and rooms.
- The bathroom. Despite its generally small size, the bathroom is one of the most important rooms in any hosted home because it’s an absolute necessity. One lit candle in the bathroom can help deter some unpleasant odors which could make your guests feel more comfortable. We recommend light, clean scents for the bathroom, such as After the Rain, Summer Break, or Cuddly Blankets.
- The living room. Depending upon the size of your living room, one to three candles will make a beautiful ambiance and warming experience. Since many of your guests may linger in the living room, you want to use a scent that will invite calming and nostalgia. In the fall and winter months, we recommend seasonal candles, but the classic No Place Like Home warm vanilla is always a favorite. In the warmer spring and summer, Weekend Getaway or Beach Bumming generates the power of the season.
- The den and/or “man cave.” Whether you’re having friends over to watch the game, play some video games, or it’s poker night, a scent that’s light, smooth, and slightly masculine will create the perfect environment. We recommend the Black Tie Affair candle, which has the scent of fresh cracked black velvety peppercorn, and when burned, the essence of a neo-classic shave shoppe.
- The kitchen. If you’re parties or gatherings are anything like mine, people always end up in the kitchen, no matter how small it may be. You want to create the essence of delicious food and all of the good notions that come with the relaxation of a fine meal. We recommend It’s 5:00 Somewhere for the powerful scent of pina colada; nothing says party quite like a pina colada! We also recommend the Vacation candle because of the decadent mix of chocolate and coconut.
- The foyer or entryway. You want your guests to be invigorated when they walk into your home, and the fresh scent of peppermint in Quiet Kids will create exactly that emotion. Although it’s a limited edition candle, you can be sure this classic favorite will be back around for the holidays when most of us are playing the role of host.
- The bedroom. You want a scent which will be light and relaxing and generates the ideas of rest. The calming powers of lavender and chamomile in Unstressed will be your guests at ease and create an inviting atmosphere.
There are so many other ways to use candles to create your moment in your home. Other examples include if you’re in the process of selling or renting your home – you can use candles to give people the opportunity to imagine their own lives in the environment. Candles also make excellent housewarming gifts, giving the new homeowner an opportunity to truly create a home with a small piece of elegant decor.