Everybody loves a house that smells good. When we enter someone’s house for the first time, the smell is one of the first things we notice. Every house seems to have its own unique scent, and that scent plays a large role in our first impressions of the house. A great example of this is found in the common advice that if you are looking to sell your house, you should bake something beforehand because the smell of homemade goods is pleasant and reminds people of home.
This same concept can be said of Fall and the approaching holidays: if you want to get into the holiday spirit, one of the easiest ways to do so is to make your home smell like fall. If you are hosting a holiday party, looking to get into the holiday spirit, or are simply looking for a change of pace, here are 3 easy ways to make your home smell like fall.
Candles / Scented Wax Melters
Candles and scented wax melters do a great job of boosting the scent of a home, and there are plenty of fall smells to choose from. Placing a candle or scented wax melter in the main rooms of your house will quickly get them smelling great.
You can also place an unlit candle or scented wax cube in a closet or cupboard to prevent those areas from smelling musty. The smell will also linger on clothes and other items, so wearing or using those items around will help to spread the smell and get the whole house smelling like Fall.
Simmer pots are easy to make and are a very effective means of making your home smell nice. You can find plenty of different recipes online, most of which can be easily made at home using common ingredients and household objects. To get a great fall scent that you love, try experimenting with different combinations of the following ingredients:
- Cinnamon sticks
- Star anise
- Orange peels
- Apple juice
- Vanilla extract
- Evergreen or pine needles
- Other essential oils
Scented Wreaths, Pine Cones and Garlands
Scented wreaths, pine cones and garlands serve a double purpose, as they look great as decorations and help to make your home smell like the holidays. All of these decorations are readily available in most stores for a low cost, but they are also simple to make and can be created with a few ingredients and maybe some help from an online video or tutorial.