Growing up, my mother always ensured our home had an amazing smell. And, if you’ve grown up in such an environment, you become very sensitive to smells and will always remember a house that doesn’t smell so great.
Because of my upbringing, I make sure that when people walk into my home and inhale extra deeply, they feel completely pampered. You know that feeling you get when you walk into a nice hotel room or very rich persons’ house. Well, I have a few things I do to make sure my home’s smells good.
Start by clearing your home of unpleasant odours
There’s no running away from this one. Masking a bad odour with a pleasant scent is a recipe for disaster. So, get rid of whatever you think is causing the unpleasant odour. It could be dirty cat litter box, towels with mildew, mold, or an unclean bin. Make your home sparkling clean and ventilate before you add a scent.
Just like you take time and effort to decorate and design your home, you should also take time to add some deco to the air in your home. Try to think of a fragrance as an accessory that gives each room its own personality. Luckily, there are numerous ways to keep your home smelling good! From diffusers and candles to sprays and oil burners, there are a variety of options available. You can use wall plug-ins or reed diffusers throughout the day, while a spray is great just before guests arrive, or when you need extra pick me up after getting home. Candles and oil burners are great in the evening. My favourite is vanilla essence. Pour a tablespoon on plate and leave it in the open to work its magic.
Strategically use indoor plants
Indoor plants are not only decorative, but also clears air of chemicals and bacteria and keeps air fresh. Natural purifies also add a stylish touch to a room.
Choose a good quality candle
You don’t want to skimp on this one. Lower quality candles have lighter scents and burn very quickly. So, don’t fear strong scented candles because the aroma has to fill a room.
Each room should have its own scent
Using the purpose of each room, create a scent around that. For example, you can use a distinctive floral scents like orange-blossom or jasmine for the living room which is a social space. You can also use woody scents such as oak and sandalwood. Gourmand scents such as honey, vanilla, cinnamon, patchouli or chocolate are great for the dining area or kitchen. The bedroom would benefit from more calming scents like ylang ylang, chamomile, lavender or sage. Whichever scent you choose, try to give each room a personality that suits you.
Please share tricks you use to keep your home smelling good.