Home fragrances are an important thing. If you get it right, they can set the mood as soon as you walk through the door, allowing you to fall deep into the comfort of your home and even feel a certain way depending on which scent you go for.
However, when it comes to that specific scent, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the same for every room. Whilst your home décor will have a distinct theme that can be translated from room to room, your aromas can change depending on what space of the house you are occupying.
So what are the best fragrances for every room? Well, as with anything like this, it all depends on your own personal preference. But here are a few scents that really complement what you are trying to achieve.
The Bedroom And The Living Room – Lavender, Chamomile, Sandalwood
We’ll start with the most obvious. The bedroom and the living room is a place for sleep and relaxation, so it’s a safe bet that you will want scents that promote this.
Try to avoid any strong, citrusy scents – as these have the opposite effect – and go instead for a fragrance like lavender and chamomile, which are often used to induce a sense of calmness. In terms of the bedroom specifically, if a romantic atmosphere is something you’re trying to achieve, try going for floral scents like ylang-ylang or rose. Ahem. That’s all we’ll say about that!
The Dining Room, The Kitchen And The Entrance Hall – Green Apple, Grapefruit, Pomegranate
Talking of citrusy scents, the dining room, kitchen and entrance hall are where you will want to utilize these. All of these rooms are supposed to generate an intimate and welcoming aura, and these scents will give you that effect in spades. For the dining room, specifically, try elevating the scents to include lemon and lime.
This is because many families don’t actually use the dining room – opting instead to eat in the kitchen or in the lounge – so there is a risk of a dusty scent when you do use it. Other families however – for instance, those of the Jewish faith – opt to spend more time in the dining room, meaning stronger scents like this might not be needed.
That being said, scents like lemon, lime or anything citrusy often have a warming effect and they can match the professional feel of your beautiful, silver judaica tabletop any day of the week!
The Bathroom And The Office Room – Jasmine, Rosemary, Linen
It might sound strange lumping the bathroom and the office room together, but using these specific scents can provide specific qualities to each space. In terms of the bathroom, jasmine and rosemary is often used to provide a clean, refreshing scent that also eases tension and nerves.
In terms of your office space, jasmine and rosemary is also said to increase productivity and provide clear thinking – and the easing of tension and nerves is also good for when you are hard at work. In this way, both scents compliment these rooms perfectly, and they are definitely fragrances to think about when you come to organizing your perfect home aura!