How to Decorate with Flameless Candles

The warm glow of candles makes your living room cozier, your bathroom more relaxing, and your bedroom a comfortable place to unwind. Candles also work well in outdoor spaces to enhance the ambiance. 

Traditional candles are not always the best option, though. If you have kids or pets in the house, flames and dripping wax are unwelcome. If you plan to use candles outside, you can safely use flameless and electric candles in all weather conditions. 

Benefits of Flameless Candles

Here are some of the main benefits of using flameless candles in your home or garden.

  • Decoration: Flameless candles replicate a flame without smoke or fire. Batteries inside power a coil that triggers a magnetic field. The interaction of another magnet with the magnetic field creates a random movement that looks just like the real thing. If you’re looking to use flameless candles to decorate the outside of your home, you can add decorative touches to your deck, patio, and yard.
  • Affordability: Placing regular wax candles throughout the house and yard becomes expensive. For a similar price, you can pick up flameless candles and enjoy continuous illumination rather than single-use candles. Smokeless candles are battery-powered or use a rechargeable system, giving you unbeatable value for money.
  • Safety: Whether you use flameless candles indoors or outdoors, you eliminate the possibility of any fire-related accidents. With no matches, lighters, burnt wicks, melting wax, or smoke, flameless candles are a much safer form of mood lighting than traditional wax candles.
  • Ease of maintenance: Flameless candles do not have wicks, so there is no need for any trimming. Upkeep simply involves replacing or recharging the batteries. Go smokeless for a seamless experience.

Decorating Your Living Space with Flameless Candles

You can do much more with flameless candles than put them on the dining table when you have friends over. Use smokeless candles just about anywhere in your home or outside space.

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Indoor Options

Stuck for ideas when it comes to placing your flameless candles? 

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom
  • Bedroom

Living room

Wind down in the living room after a hard day at work with some flameless candles on the coffee table and you’ll feel your worries melt away without wax melting onto your coffee table. 

Flameless taper candles also work well in the fireplace or on the mantel. Illuminate a purely decorative fireplace by grouping a set of flameless candles. 

Scatter some smokeless candles on bookshelves and side tables without needing to keep monitoring the flames for safety’s sake. Books and candles don’t need to be enemies any longer.

Dining room

The dining table is perhaps the most obvious place to put some flameless candles. Enjoy your meal without needing to maneuver around real flames as you pass the veggies. 

Further enhance the atmosphere of your dining room by placing some flameless candles in the windows and on the sideboard.


The toilet tank is often a neglected surface so make it more decorative and serene with white Luminara candles. 

Pop some candles around the bath for an indulgent soak and spread some along the back edge of the sink to cut down on harsh lighting in the bathroom. 


Declutter your bedroom and use the dresser for some flameless candles. Help yourself unwind and remove any fire-related anxiety along with the clutter. 

A candlelit nightstand will entice you towards bed after a hard day, again without any safety concerns.

And, if you are looking for something for a young child, our Disney Princess candle collection is perfect. 

Outdoor Options

For those who want flameless candles rated for outdoor use, look for candles made from weatherproof plastic that won’t be damaged by rain or melted in the sun. 

One of the most popular uses for smokeless candles outdoors is on the deck or patio area. Invest in a cluster of outdoor remote-controlled pillars and you can improve the lighting at your next evening BBQ. 

If you dine outdoors after dark, flameless candles are the perfect way to brighten up your dining table. 

Outdoor flameless candles also make a great option for the porch or poorly illuminated outdoor stairways. 

Additionally, you could tuck smokeless candles inside various décor pieces like bird cages with our lantern and flameless candle option to turn your outdoor space into a grotto.

Flameless Candles Collections at Luminara

At Luminara, we have a wide selection of scented and unscented flameless candles. Choose from tapers or votives, pillars, or tealight candle options. 

Alongside our permanent collection, we also frequently offer limited-release flameless candles.

 All of our outdoor candles are made of IPX4-rated plastic. Shop our outdoor candle collection right here. 

For all inquiries, contact Luminara online and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.