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Making Sense of Home Decor Scents

Posted by Denise Hummel on

I smell bacon right now, overcooked breakfast bacon from this morning.  It’s no secret that our sense of smell affects our mood and stimulates past memories.  When we think of home decor, most of us don’t include the fragrance that surrounds the style of our home.  Including a complementary scent to your decor will stimulate the experience for you, your family and guests, and add another dimension to your homes personality.

What are your favorite smells?  Do they match you decor style? 

Traditional English Decor with floral patterns: lavender, fresh blooms, clean scents
Rustic Decor with wood accents: trees, grass scents such as cedar, balsam fir, fig tree, lemon grass 
Contemporary with graphics (color and bold): citrus, acidic fruits such as grapefruit, lemons, ginger
Contemporary with blend of whites, grays and blacks: white floral, magnolia, jasmine, orchid
European Decor with mix of antiques and international styles: warm scents, vanilla, spices, sandalwood

Not surprising, bacon scent doesn’t fit any of the decor styles. Cedar is my all time favorite scent, probably because it brings back memories of my teenage cedar chest that stored some of my precious childhood treasures. 

Candles, potpourri, fragrance room sprays, reed diffusers, aroma nebulizers, soaps and fresh blooms are just a few easy ways to add scent to your home.

What ever your decor style and complementary scent preference, make it 100% your own.  

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