After garnishing your home with the appropriate home accessories to enhance its visual appeal, it makes sense to consider its smell. How well does your home smell? Does it have a pungent smell that makes people twitch their noses upon entering your home? Or a musty smell that makes visitors very uncomfortable?
Like its appearance, the smell of your home is a perfect reflection of who you are. Thus, you must ensure that your home always smells nice. And how do you do that? How do you ensure that your home gives off the best fragrance? It’s pretty simple. In this article, we will be revealing nine secrets on how to make your home smell good.
Buy fresh flowers
Many individuals see flowers as a type of home accessory used to enhance the beauty of interior space. However, flowers—the right ones—can add some sauce to your home while enriching it with a fresh scent.
Flowers such as lilac, peony, rose, freesia, and lavender boast lovely smells. You can go for flowers that produce a scent you enjoy. However, you might want to avoid anything too intense, like lilies. In addition, consider spreading the flowers throughout the rooms to diffuse their fragrance all over your home.
Open your windows
You would agree that nothing beats the pleasant and soothing fresh air that blows across the street into your home. But how does fresh air enter your home when you lock your windows like you are being quarantined?
Open your locked windows, especially if you notice the presence of stale air in your home. Ushering in fresh air is a perfect way to discard those funny smells and make your home smell nice again. You could make it a habit of opening your windows probably twice a day to freshen up the air in your home.
Consider some eucalyptus
If fresh flowers aren’t going to give you the fragrance you want, but you cherish the idea, you can try eucalyptus—an ideal alternative. Eucalyptus, a fast-growing tree native to Australia, boasts of numerous benefits. Not only do they leave a nice smell, but a vase of fresh eucalyptus can uplift the appearance of your home while purifying it with its fresh fragrance.
You can decide to station a vase in your kitchen, bathroom, or living room for a subtle hint of the fragrance for the rest of the day. If you want to do things differently, you can consider hanging springs of this plant in the corner of your shower so that the steam can activate their oils and amazing scent.
Place dryer sheets in your garbage can
Your garbage can is a common source of those foul stench that assaults the atmosphere of your home. While you should inculcate the habit of emptying your garbage regularly, it is also advised that you place some dryer sheets at the bottom of the container. The duty of the little dryer sheets is to take in some of the odours and mitigate the stink a little. As a side note, always ensure that you are cleaning the garbage regularly.
Use an oil diffuser
Oil diffusers are aromatic room fresheners designed to transform your space into a tranquil nest where you can stay relaxed and breathe easier. This element of wellness is powerful in terms of its scent and is pretty easy to use.
Oil diffusers can release their refreshing scents for hours in a perfectly subtle manner, thus making them one of the best secrets of a well-scented home. You can decide to blend the essential oil or just go with one scent you cherish. Oil diffusers come in various prices and sizes, and some are so appealing that they often look like one of those glamorous home accessories rather than an accessory designed to enhance the smell of your home.
Refresh your carpets or rugs
Unlike tiles, hardwood, or vinyl floors, carpets and rugs can absorb stench, and when they do, they become a source of foul odour in your home. Imagine what the aftermath of food spills or pet messes would mean to your carpet or rug, and tell me why you shouldn’t make an effort to refresh them.
Refreshing your carpet or rug isn’t much of a big deal. Your focus should be on the problem areas. Sprinkle baking soda on these areas and let it remain like that for a few hours before vacuuming. You should also do the same for your pet beds and mattresses if you wish to eradicate those sources of foul smell in your home.
Do your laundry
A pile of dirty clothes stacked in your room could be the source of foul odour in your home. Sweat from these clothes is usually acted on by bacteria resulting in an unpleasant odour. To tackle this issue—which is quite common in homes filled with children—always ensure that you wash your clothes regularly, especially the sweaty ones. Use, wash, reuse and wash; that is how it should be.
Bathe your pets
Do you have pets? If yes, then you need to ensure that they are well taken care of. Bathe them regularly, especially after watching them spend time outdoors. The last thing you want is your furry friends contributing to the foul odour of your home.
Use an indoor air purifier
Another way to make your home smell nice is by installing indoor air purifiers. Indoor air purifiers trap and destroy pollutants found in your home. By discarding these pollutants, you are destroying some of the sources of foul smell in your home. When shopping for indoor air purifiers, you should go for one that breaks down allergens, including pollutants such as mould spores and airborne chemicals.
Unpleasant odours are prevalent in several homes. In fact, in some homes, the odours are so bad that they attract flies and other unwanted guests. Before you get to such a level where you have to grimace at the sight of flies buzzing around your home, ensure you do the needful. The steps highlighted above will enhance the quality of air in your home, thus making it smell fresh and lovely.
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