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10 Tips To Perfect the Art of Home Fragrance

Create a beautifully scented home with these 10 tips.

May 28, 2024 at 7:16 PM PST
Decorate Art of Home Fragrance

10 Tips To Perfect the Art of Home Fragrance

Create a beautifully scented home with these 10 tips.

May 28, 2024 at 7:16 PM PST

One of the easiest ways to curate an inviting vibe at home is through fragrances. Candles, room spray diffusers, and more can help you create a signature home scent that matches your design style.

Here are 10 rules to master the art of home fragrance in your home.

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Choose a signature scent.

Start by choosing a signature scent that reflects your personal taste. Your signature scent will become what guests remember about your home.

Layer your fragrances.

Layering different forms of the same fragrance can make the scent last longer throughout your home. Combine candles, diffusers, and room sprays to maintain consistency.

Use different scents in different rooms.

Different rooms serve different purposes and should have fragrances that match their vibe. For example, chamomile and sandalwood are great in bedrooms for restful sleep, while citrusy scents are great in the kitchen for neutralizing cooking odors.

Woman smiling over a lit candle
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Consider the seasons.

In spring and summer, light, floral, and citrus fragrances are perfect for creating a fresh and airy feel. In fall and winter, warm, spicy, and woody scents add a cozy touch.

Use high-quality products.

Invest in high-quality candles, diffusers, and essential oils. Cheaper products may contain synthetic fragrances that can smell artificial and overpowering. High-quality products often use natural ingredients.

Don’t overdo it.

Balance is key when it comes to home fragrance. Too much scent can be overwhelming and even cause headaches. Start with a small amount and gradually increase until you achieve the desired intensity.

Woman adding essential oil to diffuser for home fragrance
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Mix and match carefully.

While it can be tempting, be cautious when mixing scents. Some combinations can clash and create an unpleasant smell. Stick to complementary scents that blend well together, such as lavender and rosemary or vanilla and cinnamon.

Freshen up regularly.

Fragrances can fade over time, so it’s important to refresh your home scent regularly. Replace diffusers and candles as needed, and use a room spray or an essential oil diffuser for a quick burst of fragrance when needed.

Incorporate natural fragrances.

Incorporate natural fragrances such as fresh flowers, herbs, and potpourri for a subtle scent. Opening windows to let fresh air in is great for helping circulate and refresh the scent in your home.

Personalize your space.

Your home fragrance should reflect your personal taste. Experiment with different scents until you find the ones that suit you best.


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