How to Make Your Home Smell Amazing
Everyone wants to come back to a fresh, clean home. A house is meant to be lived in, so it’ll be accustomed to all sorts of smells. We usually don’t notice the smell of our own home due to sensory adaptation. Our noses adapt to the scents around us to the point where we don’t sense them. That’s the reason why I like mixing it up when it comes to making my home smell nice. It doesn’t take much effort apart from going to the store to buy a couple of things. However, you can also get creative and try some DIY. Here’s a list of ways to keep your home smelling nice constantly. I would suggest alternating between different scents, so your nose always has something new to adapt to.
This is the easiest way to bring a nice scent to your home. Candles are available everywhere. There are plenty of scents to choose from. There are numerous major brands available on the market now that only focus on selling candles. They’ve become a huge hit since the rise of YouTube influencers. The best thing about candles is that you can mix the scent up every couple of weeks. That way, you won’t get bored with the same old fragrance.
Reed diffusers are a great way to keep your rooms smelling lovely. Unlike candles, they require no maintenance whatsoever. There is no need to light them. You also don’t pose the risk of accidentally forgetting to blow out the candle. All you have to do is let them sit there and emit a beautiful odour to your room. They’re easy to make if you wish to create your own scent. Simply mix almond and safflower oil before you experiment with your favourite essential oils. Stick a couple of reed diffuser sticks into your jar, and voila! You’ve just made your very own scent.
Incense burners are not for everyone as they have a very strong scent. However, if you think candles and reed diffusers only offer a subtle scent, then this may be a good option for you. Traditionally, incense burners are used for meditative purposes. Incense is made up of aromatic plant materials that are combined with essential oils. They originated from Asia and the Middle East where they remain highly popular. If you’re after something with a strong scent, an incense burner could be just for you.
Make a Stove Simmer
This may be worth trying if you find yourself bored one evening. This is especially comforting during the winter months. This trick is rather simple as it only involves heating some water in a saucepan. Add a few citrus slices, herbs and spices. Spend a couple of sessions experimenting with the scents you create. Cinnamon always adds a delicate touch to the scent. You’ll find many recipes online to help guide you. This technique is also environmentally friendly as it will encourage you to use your old food waste.
Open Your Windows
This may seem like an easy hack, but many people forget about the benefits of just keeping your windows open. If there is nowhere for the odour to escape, then it will remain stagnant in your home. Open your windows from time to time to let in some fresh air. It’s also worth keeping some plants by your windowsill. Plants help to clean up the air and release fresh oxygen to your home. Bring the outdoors in your home to help freshen it up!
Buy Fresh Flowers
There’s nothing like buying a fresh bouquet of flowers. This is probably one of the most expensive tips to help keep your home smelling fresh. You can treat yourself to a bouquet once in a while or purchase fresh ones every fortnight. However, nothing can compare to a naturally sweet scent. Not only that, but flowers will make your home look more beautiful. You’ll be spoilt for choice if you visit your local florist to purchase a fresh bouquet.
Bake Some Sweet Treats
Nothing quite smells like home than the smell of freshly baked goods! Not only will you tease your nose, but your taste buds will also appreciate some home-baking. Spend an afternoon with the family baking some sweet treats. It’s time to bring out that recipe book that has been hiding on the shelf for quite some time. This is the perfect opportunity to invite guests round so they can also enjoy the sweet smell and all the treats.
Clean linen sheets will help your home to smell nicer for longer. Whilst washing powder will help get rid of all the dirt, the conditioner will help your fabrics feel fresher for longer. It’ll release a pleasant scent when you open your drawers. Not only that, but the conditioner will make you and your clothes smell better every time you leave the house. Conditioners are a great option because they tend to emit a subtle scent that is not too over-powering.
You’ve probably seen scented sachets being sold in gift shops. They are ideal to help keep your wardrobe smelling fresh. Wardrobes and drawers tend to remain closed most of the time. There is less space for air to circulate. Scented sachets will make the inside of your wardrobe smell tremendously pleasant. Why not try making your own if you’re up for it? Lavender is a firm favourite when it comes to scents. Purchase a lavender plant and cut up some of the leaves to place in pouches. Tie these up with a cute string and hang them up in your wardrobe. The lavender plant will also help to keep your home smelling lovely.
Keeping a nice scent in your home is not difficult, but it’s easy to forget to maintain. We’re so used to the scent of our own homes that we don’t even recognise it. Bring some life back to your home by adding a few candles and reed diffusers here and there. A soothing smell can help you get to sleep at night, whilst it’s always handy to keep a diffuser in the bathroom. If you’re looking to rent your property, it would be wise to keep it smelling fresh for viewings. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our letting specialists at QuickLets so we can help guide you through the process of renting your property.