14 Things That Will Make Your House Smell Good All The Time

The look and feel of your home go beyond impressive architecture and stylish interiors. It should also smell fresh, clean, and delightful. A good scent lends a distinct character to your home and uplifts your mood instantly.

Check out this list of scented elements to make your sweet home smell amazing all the time.

Fresh Flowers

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Elevate the scent quotient of your home with a floral burst. The natural fragrance of beautiful and delicate blooms gives the ambiance a soothing vibe. Place fresh flowers of vibrant hues in vases around the home. Use them as an aesthetic centerpiece in the living room. You can even plant flowers in pots or in the backyard for an everlasting garden-fresh smell.

Dried Flowers

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The magic of dried flowers can seamlessly blend into your living space. They retain and emit their aroma even after drying. Tuck the small sachets of dried flowers in the wardrobe, kitchen closet, bathrooms, and windowsills. Get your creative juices flowing to make a wreath or potpourri.

Megan Callahan, brand manager of a premium artificial flowers webshop, recommends positioning dried flowers high up on shelves or in hard-to-reach places.

Stovetop Potpourri

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This is an all-natural and inexpensive way to please your olfactory neurons. You can make it with your favorite spices, herbs, lemon slices, orange peels, sprigs, and other seasonal ingredients. Add everything to an open pot filled with plenty of water. Simmer the mixture on low heat for a few hours. Its divine fragrance will permeate through your entire house.

You can fill the water in a spray bottle and spritz it everywhere when the mixture cools.


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Scented candles are a captivating aromatic addition to your home. Candles are available in sinful fragrances such as rosemary, citrus, eucalyptus, cinnamon, apple blossom, fruity, woody, floral, etc.  Group the candles to mix the scents harmoniously. Light them up in glass jars, ceramic bowls, candleholders, or colorful tumblers for sensory stimulation for your nose and eyes.

Choosing scented candles with essential oils over synthetic fragrances is advisable to avoid potentially harmful chemicals.

Incense Sticks And Cones

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Many cultures use these scent-enhancers for prayers, rituals, meditation, and ceremonies. You can burn incense sticks or cones in a well-ventilated room. You can feel their lingering smell even after they burn completely to ashes. Look for the ones made from natural ingredients with grounding fragrance.

Scented Drawer Liners

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Wouldn’t you like to enjoy a refreshing whiff whenever you open the drawers and cabinets? The scent-infused liners, comprising sheets of paper or fabric, do precisely that for you. They are available in mint, rose, beach grass, sandalwood, and other scents.

Plug-In Oil Diffusers

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An oil diffuser is a small electronic device with a water tank. Let a few drops of essential oil trickle into the water tank and turn on the diffuser. The aromatic mist will slowly waft through the room, invigorating your olfactory bulbs. You can experiment with a symphony of essential oil blends to suit your mood and occasion.

Reed Diffusers

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A reed diffuser is another excellent choice when you are looking for all things good-smelling. This non-electric diffuser is a small glass bottle with a narrow neck. Fill the bottle with water and add 15-20 drops of essential oil. Place 4-8 reed sticks, long thin strips traditionally made from rattan wood, in the diffuser.

The sticks will absorb the water and oil blend to release the aroma in the air. You will immediately experience a sense of calm and serenity.

Dryer Sheets

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The humble laundry dryer sheets can be a wonderful home scent product. There are some genius hacks for using these fragrance carriers. Toss them in a shoe rack, trash can, diaper pail, bathroom, and dresser drawers to keep bad odor in check. Stick them discretely under any piece of furniture and upholstery with tape.

Cotton Balls

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You can easily incorporate this budget-friendly DIY air freshener into your home. They can hold any scent longer due to their absorbent quality. Dab the cotton balls with vanilla, cinnamon, lavender, or citrusy essential oil. Put them on kitchen or bathroom shelves or inside drawers and cabinets. Place a saucer containing colorful, scented cotton balls in any house space.

You can even use them as a cleaning supply to leave a nice smell on switchboards, mirrors, knobs, and faucets.

Scented Wallpapers

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If you think wallpapers hold only visual appeal, you are in for a surprise. Scented wallpapers can bring a new olfactory dimension to your home. Though a lesser-explored trend in scent styling, it is worth a try. Imagine the aromatically pleasing notes of lavender or tulip fields emanating from your walls.

Pomanders Balls

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Pomander balls are an evergreen holiday decoration. However, you can leverage their lovely fragrance any time of the year. Poke holes in orange rinds and stick cloves inside. Place a few in different nooks and corners of the house.

Lemons, grapefruits, and other citrus fruits are other alternatives for pomander balls. Try to make striking decorative arrangements to combine their scents.


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Eucalyptus is known for its minty, earthy smell and aromatherapy benefits. You can hang eucalyptus branches upside down on your showerhead or curtain rods. Adding a few fresh sprigs to a vase is another good option. Their scent usually lasts for one to two weeks.


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The irresistible smell of baking is soul-satisfying. Whip some bread, cakes, or cookies to entice your olfactory receptors. If elaborate baking is not your cup of tea, there are a few simple alternatives. Toss cinnamon pinecones in your fireplace. Bake a few teaspoons of vanilla essence at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes.

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