Amazing smelling home – How to create great scents

30 Jul, 2021

Amazing smelling home – How to create great scents

This If like me you love to have an amazing smelling home but you struggle to keep it fresh, read on. In this blog we have outline a number of great ideas for how to create great scents in the home for every homeowner to look forward to coming home after work.  If you love pets and gardens and have children constantly running in and out of the house you might find this useful.

How to create an amazing smelling home

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Dried flowers can add a subtle yet refreshing aroma to the dullest room in Winter – Pexels – CCO Licence

 

When you’re focusing on improving your home, it’s easy to prioritize home décor or interior design. However, its scent is one of the most recognizable things about your home and it’s one of the easiest things to change.

While home improvement projects often require time, money, and resources, making your home smell fresh and inviting is simple and straightforward. To find out how to make your home smell amazing, take a look at these top tips now:

  1. Use an air filter

Contaminants in the air can contribute to unpleasant aromas and a sense of mustiness, which isn’t something you want to associate with your home. By using an air filter, you can improve the air quality inside your property.

As well as helping to remove unpleasant odors, this can enhance your health too. You might notice a decrease in allergy symptoms when you use an air purifier around your home, for example. 

  1. Keep the property ventilated

As well as using an air filter to get rid of unwanted smells, keeping your property ventilated will keep it smelling and feeling fresh.

It’s particularly important to open windows and/or use an extractor fan while you’re cooking, as this will prevent food smells from emanating throughout the property or becoming a permanent fixture. 

In addition to this, properties require adequate ventilation to prevent damp and mould from forming.

While you might not notice them straight away, both damp and mould carry an unpleasant aroma that can infiltrate your home. By ensuring the building is properly ventilated, however, you can ensure that condensation doesn’t cause damp or mould to thrive in your home. 

  1. Vacuum furniture

You probably spend a substantial amount of time cleaning and tidying your home, but how often do you deep clean your furniture? Sofas and chairs are used frequently but they aren’t typically deep cleaned regularly. While you may not need to shampoo sofas or have them professionally cleaned on a weekly basis, you can help to keep them smelling great by vacuuming them regularly. 

  1. Display fresh flowers

Fresh flowers don’t just look spectacular in your home, their natural scent creates a welcoming and uplifting aroma too. With freshly cut bouquets delivered to your door by Fig & Bloom, you can enhance your home in an instant. Whether you want to surround yourself with your favourite blooms, create a stylish centrepiece, or experiment with exotic stems, a bouquet of fresh flowers is a perfect way to keep your home smelling great. 

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Sweet scented bouquets of jasmine are a delighted
  1. Use essential oils

Essential oils are available in a wide variety of scents, which means you can use them to reflect your mood and the season. Using a diffuser or adding essential oils to an air purifier will encourage the scent to gently travel through the property and have a subtle yet noticeable impact. This addition can really help you achieve an amazing smelling home. What’s more – you can choose essential oils that promote relaxation when you want to unwind or oils that energize and motivate you when you’re in need of some inspiration. 

  1. Try baking soda on carpets

While vacuuming carpets and rugs can help to remove dirt and debris, this isn’t always enough to get rid of unwanted smells. Although there are plenty of carpet shampoos on the market, these can be time-consuming to use as you may need to avoid walking on the treated area for some time.

However, many people find that sprinkling baking soda on to carpets and rugs is an effective way to make them smell fresh again. Simply sprinkle over the carpet and leave for 10-15 minutes before vacuuming. 

As baking soda has naturally deodorizing properties, it can be a great way to remove lingering scents. Of course, you’ll want to test it on an inconspicuous area first to ensure it works well in your home. 

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Scented candles are a tactical addition to any room
  1. Get baking

If you’re in need of a quick fix, throwing something in the oven can be a fast way to get your home smelling great. After all, who doesn’t love the aroma of freshly baked cookies? If you’re inviting guests to your home, prepare something from scratch and have it baking in the oven, ready for when they arrive. Alternatively, pick up a ready-to-bake cake and simply put it in the oven at the appropriate time for minimal hassle. 

Keep an amazing smelling home

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to ensure your home smells great, but you’ll need to adjust your routine if you want it to stay that way. Over time, we become accustomed to the way our home smells and we no longer notice the scent. By using different aromas at varying times, however, you can ensure your home always smells divine.

 

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