Home fragrance has become a key element in interior style thanks to sophisticated perfumes and variety of scents for the home now available. From the traditional scented candle to the fuss-free fragrance diffuser, a house becomes a home when we add our favourite scents. To get the best from your home fragrances is it is key to use the right scents in the right spaces, maximising their benefits and your home’s ambience. The LuxPad has put together a room by room guide on scents for the home so from the hallway to the bathroom you can maximise your favourite scent’s potential…
Scents for the Home – In the Hallway
The Hallway or entrance to your home is the place where first impressions are made, and where you will be welcomed home each and every day. This is a place where the scent needs to be subtle as to not over power, but one that is calming and welcoming at the same time. Woody based fragrances will work best in the hallway, look for notes of cedarwood, oud, patchouli, leather to create a subtle yet welcoming space.
Scents for the Home – In the Living Room
Sweet scents aren’t for everyone, but in the living room these fragrances will create a refreshed and comfortable atmosphere. For smaller living rooms look to vanilla and honey based fragrances across scented candles. Larger rooms can manage sweeter scents, look to caramel, macaroon, and icing sugar fragrance notes across fragrance diffusers to ensure the scent is gently filling the room.
Scents for the Home – In the Dining Room
In spaces such as the dining room it can be very difficult to get the right level of scent. The last thing you want is an overpowering fragrance disturbing a family meal or dinner party and taking away from the delicious meal on the table. A great option here is room spray, a light spritz before and after the room is used will keep it fresh and ensure any food smells don’t linger. Look to base notes of bergamot and lemon to find the perfect fresh scent.
Scents for the Home – In the Kitchen
The kitchen is one of the trickiest spots in the home to keep smelling good. With so many food smells and lots of meal preparation, it is easy to neglect fragrancing the kitchen but it can really benefit from selected home fragrances. Citrus scents are great in the kitchen, they will cut though unsavoury smells, whilst refreshing and calming the atmosphere. Tangerine and mandarin fragrance notes will make a nice change to classic citrus scents such as lemon. Scented candles, fragrance diffusers and room sprays will all work well in the kitchen.
Scents for the Home – In the Bedroom
Floral fragrances are the perfect addition to any bedroom. Great for helping to create a relaxing and ambient atmosphere, there is a wide variety of scents in this category to choose from. Look for scents notes such as lily, jasmine, tuberose and sandalwood, for a more relaxing setting. For those looking to refresh their bedroom space then scent notes such as orchid and white lily will help. In the bedroom it is important to think about style and decor too, options such as Fornasetti’s scenting spheres will bring sophisticated style as well as adding fragrance to the space.
Scents for the Home – In the Bathroom
Fill your bathroom with fruity scents to help set the scene for a relaxing bath and keep it a fresh smelling space. Room sprays are always great to have on hand in the bathroom, and scented candles are a great option to help create a relaxing, spa-at-home setting. Notes such as apricot, orange and peach notes are all great and keeping a space smelling fresh.
Scents for the Home – In the Home Office
The home office, or any space in which you work or study requires a fragrance that will help you concentrate without being distracting. Spicy scents for the home work well in this type of space, especially fragrance notes of cardamom, spice, patchouli, and vetiver. A fragrance diffuser makes a stylish desk accessory, which will offer you fuss-free control of scenting the area.