Besides air fresheners for your home, there are other natural scents that you can diffuse into the different rooms. It is one of the ways that you can make your home feel more cozy and relaxing.
10 Great Ways to Make Your Home Smell Beautiful
You can create your own fragrances for every room in your home by learning how to make scented candles, for example. Or, you can try any and all of these tricks below for rooms that smell heavenly and inviting.
1. Bake to Remind You of Grandma’s Kitchen
Doesn’t fresh baked goods remind you of visiting your grandmother? Give yourself a moment of nostalgia by trying her baking recipes and having the whole house smell wonderful.
If you are not a kitchen princess, you can get the same results with a few baking hacks like part baked bread or cinnamon rolls out of a tube. The same delicious bakery treats and fragrances, in only a fraction of the time.
2. Bring Nature Indoors with Houseplants
This is a decoration and natural air freshener combo tip. Place a few sweet-smelling plants in strategic places around the house, like the bathroom or living room, for a consistent subtle floral scent.
Go to your local florist or gardening depot store and ask them for suggestions on the most fragrant houseplants that do well indoors. Also, keep a mental note of how sunlight enters your home, the average temperature and the dryness or humidity of the air so that they can advise you on placement, too.
3. Do More Than Drink Your Coffee
Preparing your own cup of joe is already a lovely greeting in the morning but you can do more with coffee. Both ground coffee and coffee beans have such a strong scent that they can mask unpleasant odors.
For example, fill a cup with ground coffee and leave it on your kitchen counter when cooking with lots of onions and garlic or use coffee beans for little fragrance pouches you can place in the closet or your shoes. There are many more ways to use coffee for a fragrant home so get creative.
4. Deodorize with Baking Soda
This kitchen staple is a great natural odor remover. Simply sprinkle a light dusting on your carpet after vacuuming and let it soak up all the smells for 20 minutes or more before vacuuming again.
5. Clean Your Drains with Fragrant Ingredients
Ever walk into your bathroom or kitchen and notice a slight stink that you cannot get rid of? It is likely buildup of food waste and stray hair in your drainage pipes.
Don’t worry, there are lots of DIY hacks for removing odors from your sink and shower drain, many of which are even non-toxic. So, before you run out to buy a chemical cleaner, look in your pantry and fridge for more eco-friendly alternatives.
6. Hang Air Fresheners by Windows and Air Out
Sometimes, all you need in your home is a little fresh air. Open up all your doors and windows and you’ll notice that the air feels lighter with every minute as the old stale air makes it way outside.
For an extra refresher, hang air fresheners or potpourri ornaments on all the windows and let the cool breeze waft in their scent. This is the quickest and easiest way to have your entire house smell wonderful and clean.
7. Use Fabric Refresher Outside of the Laundry Room
There are fabric items in your house that you are not cleaning as often as your clothing and bed sheets, for very understandable practical reasons.
Your curtains, throw pillows, carpets and upholstery simply can’t go in your washing machine but you can still have them smelling clean by lightly misting them with a fabric refresher every week.
8. Use Dryer Sheets as a Moisture Absorber
These affordable strips of fabric are great at absorbing moisture which helps you prevent many causes of stinky smells in the house like at the bottom of your trash can.
You can also attach them to your home’s heating and cooling vents with tape for a quick nice smelling air filter.
9. Simmer Citrus Fruits and Spices
For this simple trick, go back into the kitchen to spread lovely scents throughout the rest of your house. All you need to do is simmer a concoction of citrus fruit, sweet smelling herbs or spices and letting the steam carry the fragrance through your house.
10. Light Scented Candles or Start Essential Oil Warmers
Finally, the tried and true way of having your home smell nice is lighting up a few scented candles or using an essential oil warmer for calming scents. If you want a consistent scented air in your house then get a plug-in essential oil warmer or automated spray holder.