Have you ever walked into someone’s house that smelled so good you didn’t want to leave? You can easily replicate those wonderful smells in your own home, just in time for friends and family to visit for the holidays. Discover how to make your house smell amazing all the time.
Dried herbs give off some of the best scents in the whole world. Use your own fresh herbs if you have a garden, or purchase some from your local garden center. Even live herbs growing on the windowsill will contribute their lovely scents.
This one should be fairly obvious, but scented candles are the most immediate way to make your house smell good. Place them all over your home to add a delightful ambiance. The only downside is that you need to keep an eye on them. This goes for hot plates too, though they’re less risky.
Potpourri and Diffusers
The problem with candles is that you must remember to light them and then stick around to make sure you don’t burn down the house. Not so with potpourri and reed diffusers, which you can simply leave out on a table or windowsill. Just remember to change them out when you notice the smell isn’t as strong.
One of the many benefits of baking is that your whole house smells like whatever delicious bake you’ve got in the oven. Don’t worry—you don’t have to make cookies every day for this to work. Baking bread on a regular basis is another way to get delicious bakery smells. Plus, homemade bread!
There’s nothing quite like fresh flowers when decorating your house. Not only do they make any room look more inviting, but they also smell wonderful. Pick some flowers from your garden, or head to the florist for a seasonal bouquet to make your house smell amazing all the time.
One of the tricks to keeping your house smelling wonderful is to mix and match different techniques. Be sure to get rid of any unpleasant background odors too, like trash, dirty litterboxes, and musty blankets. You’ll have a house that makes your guests say “wow!” in no time.