Creating a warm, welcoming and inviting ambience at home is a very nuanced affair indeed and it can take quite some time before you fully realise your ambitions in this regard.
There are so many different aspects to consider, everything from your choice of colour palette and patterns to your upholstery and other materials you choose to bring in.
Everything you introduce at home will affect the overall feel of your living spaces and it certainly pays to take your time so you know you’re going to end up loving the end result for years to come.
One of the quickest and easiest ways to change the atmosphere at home, however, is through the use of fragrance and scent. Our sense of smell is incredibly strong and is inextricably linked to our powers of recall, so if it’s something truly homely you’re looking to create, appealing to your olfactory senses could really help make your house a home.
But which fragrance to go for? How best to go about choosing the various scents for the different rooms of the house? Here are our top tips!
Food-based scents make the obvious choice for the kitchen, but you need to make sure that you’re selecting fragrances that are strong enough to mask any cooking smells or anything malodorous that could potentially emanate from the dishwasher, the kitchen sink or the kitchen bin.
Think the likes of passion fruit, citrus, mint, basil and tomato, all of which will work wonders when you’re doing the cooking – and you won’t have to contend with stale smells the following day.
The key to a good night’s sleep is to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere in the bedroom, which fragrances can certainly help you with.
Lavender is perhaps the most obvious choice of all, since it’s been found to have a profound effect on the parasympathetic nervous system, helping to slow your heart rate down, encourage you to fall into a slower breathing rhythm and even help you with anxiety!
Other options to consider, however, include jasmine, vanilla, bergamot, chamomile, geranium and even peppermint.
You want your bathroom to smell fresh no matter what, so going for stronger scents is perhaps a wise idea. Tea tree is a good choice and will really help freshen up the space… and you’re sure to notice that it crops up in many a bathing and beauty product, so it’s the perfect fit for your sal de bain.
Rosemary and eucalyptus are also both incredibly delicious and will make your bathroom smell divine, while providing you with a touch of stress relief at the same time.
Your bathroom should serve as a sanctuary, somewhere you can go for some much-needed me time after a long hard day – and these scents will definitely help you relax and unwind. What could be better?
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