How to Make Your Home Smell Great
Making your home look the way you want is super important. However, there’s something apart from looks that we often overlook, and that’s smell.
The better your home smells, the more liveable it becomes to you and your visitors. There’s not much worse than a stuffy room that just makes you feel uncomfortable – a fresh and vibrant smelling home is absolutely key in creating the perfect space for you and your family. The great thing is, making your home smell the way you want it is super easy.
Fragrances are an important part of home decor as they add that final touch to your living space. From traditional scented candles to fuss-free fragrance diffusers, home is only really home when it smells fresh and vibrant.
Welcome visitors with enticing scents
You want your guests to feel welcome and at home. Adorning the entrance of your house with sweet and classic scented candles or fragrance diffusers is a fool-proof way to make a good first impression. Scents like Vanilla, Cedarwood and Patchouli can be your go-to, especially when you’re trying to impress a date or anyone else important. These welcoming scents make everyone stepping over your threshold feel warmly invited.
Fill the living room with bold fragrances
So many of us love intense fragrances and sharp smells, but exercising some caution with stronger smells goes a long way. A strong smell that dissipates into a larger room may get too powerful in a smaller area, so space is key. Living rooms are generally spacious and therefore you can experiment with fragrances. If you’re more into a subtle vibe, go for simple and cheerful fragrances like musk or peppermint. If your living room is more like your lounging area where all you do is snuggle on the couch and watch TV, choose sexy and rich fragrances that linger for longer, perhaps some woody and leathery scents. Vanilla bean scented candles can do well if you have a modern and contemporary living room. So basically, experiment as much as you want, but practise some caution – less is often more when it comes to bold fragrances.
Cut through strong smells in the kitchen
Lots of cooking and baking can make your kitchen smell a certain way for days. With so much food cooking away, the smell surrounding your kitchen can change in a matter of minutes. Citrus scents are great in the kitchen – they’ll cut through unsavoury smells, whilst refreshing and calming the atmosphere. Tangerine and mandarine fragrances are most recommended. Aside from scented candles, you can also opt for diffusers or room spray, as they can offer a fragrance that lasts longer and lingers into the night.
Mellow out with relaxing smells
Your bedroom is the most intimate space, so giving it an ambient feel by choosing calming and relaxing scents is best. You spend quality time in your bedroom by relaxing and unwinding after a long, hectic day – picking a scent that promotes calmness is key. Candles with hints of amber, musk and lavender have a calming effect, and the more relaxed you are at night, the more energised you’ll feel the next morning. Floral scents like rose or jasmine can induce a romantic vibe in your master bedroom. We can’t agree more to the fact that subtle light floral smells do well when one needs that perfect romantic setting. So go ahead and get some saucy scents that give a romantic aura to your bedroom.
Give your bathroom a home-spa vibe
Sometimes all we really need is a relaxing bubble bath with scented aroma candles all around. For relaxing spa-at-home feel, you can go for marine or ocean-inspired scents for your bathroom. Bathrooms are also prone to odours so using some lime, coconut and lily scents can make it smell fresh and clean. Essential oil diffusers are great for the bathroom, as your favourite fragrance sticks around for longer and freshens you up every time you enter.
Uplift the home office with energising smells
If you work from home or just like taking care of business in your study, your home office needs to be up to scratch. A fuss-free cardamom or spice fragrance plus an essential oil diffuser will uplift the air around you and keep you fresh. These scents can energise your brain and keep you motivated when you need it most. A fragrance diffuser also makes for a seriously stylish desktop accessory.