The Art of Choosing Home Fragrances
Choosing the right fragrance and type of diffuser you want for your home is a real art. Fragrances can help to change our mood. They can bring to mind cherished memories and transport us to forgotten places. They awaken our senses and give character and life to any room in the house.
So, choosing the right fragrance for your house is almost as important as decorating it.
The traditional aerosol is still one of the most common diffusers on the market today. Diffuser sticks, essential oils, incense, perfumed soaps – there are so many great options to choose from!
But there are other, subtler and longer-lasting ways to scent your home, like our personal favorite, the scented candle. They take a little longer to diffuse the fragrance throughout the whole room, but the scent they produce is stronger and lasts longer, creating the perfect ambiance.
In this article, we’ll tell you all about some of our favorite fragrances so that you can use them to make your home smell great.
Lavender is the star of bedroom fragrances. Luckily for us, it has recently come back into style, and it seems like it’s here to stay. It helps us to relax and can even help you fall asleep.
Jasmine, sage and sandalwood are also some of our favorite bedroom fragrances. They have a soothing scent and help to reduce anxiety. You can use any of these, or even combine them, as long as you don’t go too over the top.
Two other plants that never go out of style in the world of bedroom fragrances are eucalyptus and green tea essence. Both are soothing smells which produce that relaxing effect that we all love, especially after a hard day at work.
Kitchen and dining room fragrances
When it comes to these rooms, it’s best to avoid floral scents. The best fragrances are those made from natural food elements, like citrus fruits, which are especially great in the summer. They’ll give you energy and help to brighten your day.
Herbal plants like rosemary and thyme are also great options. In the winter, the best fragrances for these rooms are blueberry, ginger or woodland fruits.
Living room fragrances
Here, you have the added advantage of playing around with different fragrances, depending on the ambience you want to create. Figuier scented candles, named after the fig plant, are one of the most popular trends at the moment. This is a really sophisticated fragrance, perfect if you’ve got guests coming over.
Plus, any combination of incense or diffuser sticks with a floral fragrance is always a winner. Our favorites are gardenias and roses, preferably natural rather than synthetic fragrances. It’s important to use these in moderation, however, as it’s easy to overfill the room with these.
This is a room where you can use almost any fragrance you want. You can make it into a really special space, using fresh, clean smells like cotton, or more intense scents like vanilla, cinnamon or even citrus flavors. Diffusers such as salts or bath pearls, scented soaps or candles are all great for bathrooms.
Everyone always seems to forget about their closets. The most popular fragrances for these spaces are those inspired by cotton or wool, that give your wardrobe that fresh, clean smell. But don’t forget about the more classic and floral fragrances.
Sachets of dried flowers and potpourri work great here, as well as scented soaps. Take this opportunity to try out lots of different soaps with different natural fragrances. There is a huge range of beautiful, long-lasting options to choose from.
Home fragrances to keep in mind
Don’t forget about your entrance hall. This is one of the most important spaces in your entire house. What better way to come home than to your favorite fragrance? Perfumed diffuser sticks are perfect for entrance halls. They produce a strong and long-lasting fragrance, and mean you don’t need to use sprays or aerosols to make your home smell great.
Another idea we love are aerosol that are designed to be sprayed on fabrics. They also have that clean fragrance that is so refreshing. You can always have them on hand for when you need them, and they’re so easy to use that your home will smell great in seconds.
We’re sure you’re excited to try out some new fragrances in your home. But remember, once you’ve experimented with a few different types, it’s best to choose the ones that match your personality.
But don’t restrict yourself to just one. Over time and with repeated use, we stop noticing smells. Choose a few different ones you like and always have something stored away for special occasions, whether it’s a party, starting a new book, or for meditation. Remember, the fragrances you pick will stay with you for years to come.