Furnish with scents

Room by room

When you think interior design, most people think visuals. But scent is a key component in creating the full interior experience of each room in your home. Gone are the days when home fragrance just meant spraying artificial scents around the house to mask odours. Today, home fragrance is as much a part of home decor as any piece or furniture or art. But the key is choosing fragrances with the right notes for the room, which is why we’ve put together a small guide to help you get started furnishing your home with scents.

Hallways Scents

The hallway or entrance to your home is the place where first impressions are made. When choosing a scent for this area, it shouldn’t overwhelm your nose when stepping in the door.

Subtle wood-based fragrances lend themselves well to an entrance, scenting the area with naturally occurring notes which won’t be too overpowering when coming indoors. Look for ingredients such as cedar, oud, bergamot and fir to create an understated yet welcoming space. 

Living room Scents

Living rooms are typically where you do most of your socialising, as well as enjoy some well-deserved downtime, so you can experiment with different scents depending on the season and occasion.

If you prefer a clean and fresh feel, try scents featuring herbs like basil or sage, or fruits such green apple, grapefruit or pomegranate.

In the colder months, deeper and richer notes such as amber, ginger, blackberry, almond and cardamom can add warmth and atmosphere to your living space.

Dining Room Scents
As the dining room is the area where you eat, it’s key to get the fragrance balance right as scent can easily overpower or clash with food smells. Something fresh and light such as a lemon and bergamot can work to create a base smell for the room without interfering with the natural dining smells.

Kitchen Scents
The kitchen is one of the rooms in your home that will be filled naturally with a number of smells during food preparation and after, so it’s the room that benefits most from the addition of home fragrance. To cut through those lingering food smells, you should choose a fragrance containing citrus, such as lemon, lime, grapefruit, tangerine, orange or lemon and bergamot. These scents will keep your kitchen smelling fresh whilst also creating a calming atmosphere.

Bedroom scents
Soft, floral fragrances are perfect for creating a relaxing ambience in the bedroom. Scents with notes of lavender, jasmine, sandalwood and lily create a calm and soothing atmosphere, and wax melters are great visual additions to any interior scheme (just remember to blow out that tealight before you go to sleep).

Bathroom scents
When you think of visiting a spa, you think fresh and fruity scents; that’s the atmosphere you want to recreate in your own bathroom. Fragrances with notes of peach, apricot and mandarin are all great for creating your own spa-like atmosphere at home. Or try breezier scents which remind you of the seaside like sea salt, seaweed and driftwood. If you’re going for a relaxing bath, light your wax melter and dim the lights to fill the room with scent. For adding fragrance to your bathroom on a daily basis, our small car diffusers are great for a subtle and slow release fragrance.

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