Candles are a party staple in most homes for good reason – they create instant ambiance for any night-time soiree.   But if you already have lots of different aromas coming from your kitchen, opt for unscented candles in all places other than your bathroom.  Competing scents can be overwhelming and you want the great smell of your food to take center stage.  If you do opt to use scented candles, use the same scent in every room.  Sticking to one scent will make a bigger impact and no one will get a headache from a perfume-counter array of smells.

*Shown above are unscented white votive candles in a wooden and glass holder on a bamboo runner with pink orchids.