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The Ultimate Guide To Fall Scents for Your Home

The Ultimate Guide To Fall Scents for Your Home

Fall is the absolute best season for decorating. It gets all our favorite décor styles—including fragrances. A commonly forgotten part of home décor is the aroma. You want to embrace the smells of the season, especially when it comes to autumn décor. Our ultimate guide to fall scents for your home will help you figure out how to incorporate your favorite fragrances into your décor. From light touches to complete remodels, adding autumnal charm to your space is so much fun you won’t want to take it down.

Popular Scents for Autumn

Prior to deciding how you infuse your home with the smells of fall, you’ll want to determine which vibes you prefer. For some people, autumn is about fresh baked goods and cozy cups of coffee. For others, it’s about walks through the woods and the crisp air that heralds winter.

Regardless of how you spend the final months of the year, common scents reappear each season. The most popular fall fragrances include:

  • Pumpkin
  • Apple
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Nutmeg
  • Orange
  • Ginger
  • Sandalwood
  • Cedarwood
  • Amber
  • Sage

Light a Candle

With candles, you control when you want your space to smell like fall. Though it may not be instant, you’ll likely smell your candle shortly after lighting it. Find your favorite Nest holiday scents in gorgeous jarred votives. Choose from our selection of three-wick candles to enhance the scent.

Candles aren’t just great for making your space spell good—they also enhance your ambiance. It’s relaxing to sit near a burning candle, as it offers the perfect glow at night.

Use a Reed Diffuser

Get a diffuser that goes with your aesthetic. It uses essential oils and a wooden wand to make your home smell nice all day long while improving your home décor. Make sure you keep the diffuser in an area where kids and pets won’t knock it over.

Set a Pot To Simmer

A traditional way to make your home smell like fall is with a simmer pot. Fill a large pot with water and let it simmer on low heat. Next, add aromatic spices and fruits to your liking. For instance, you could add apples, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg for an apple pie-themed scent.

Pro Tip: Some candles are so pungent you can smell the wax without lighting them. Place these candles close to where you sit, so you’re more likely to smell them without burning them.

Melt Wax

Like lighting a candle, using wax melts releases oils and other scents mixed into the wax. Use a themed holder to spice up your autumn home décor. Further, consider keeping hot appliances away from pets and children.

Use Fall-Scented Cleaning Products

Incorporate your favorite fall scents into your home by using scented cleaning products. From laundry detergent to air fresheners, you can surround yourself with autumn vibes. Manufacturers tend to produce holiday-themed versions of their products this time of year for this exact reason.

Decorate With Pinecones

You can spruce up your décor and add fall scents to your space with scented pinecones. No one will know where that fabulous aroma is coming from when you incorporate it into your natural décor.

Display Potpourri

Using potpourri is like using scented pinecones to scent your space. You can buy the product from the store or make your own. Spritz dried flower petals and leaves with a mixture of water and essential oil and allow it to dry before placing it in a bowl. Respray as needed.

Hang a Scented Wreath

Using fall-themed décor, you can create a scented wall hanging for your door. Whether you display it inside or outside your home, a wreath is a wonderful way to celebrate the season. You can add more scent or rely on the natural smells that come from items like:

  • Pinecones
  • Sunflowers
  • Dried leaves
  • Gourds

Sew Scented Pouches

With leftover craft supplies, you can create scented pillows to tuck into clothing or around your home. Use a couple of pieces of fabric and a needle and thread to create a pouch. Fill the pocket with scented herbs and other items such as:

  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Cloves
  • Chamomile tea
  • Lavender

Burn Smudge Sticks

Embrace smudge sticks for their customization qualities. You can wrap different herbs together to create your own unique scents. Many of us burn sage to cleanse the air, while others prefer the fragrances of lemon and pine. Still, you might prefer lavender or rosemary.

Ignite Incense

One of the best ways to infuse your home with a strong scent is to light incense. Typically, a stick of incense burns for at least 15 minutes and the smell lasts much longer. Incense comes in a wide variety of smells.

Pro Tip: Many types of incense may smell alike. If you enjoy earthy fall scents—like campfire—incense will always bring you back to autumn nights.

Bake Fall Treats

Nothing changes the aroma in your home like baking and cooking. If you love the smell of pumpkin bread and apple pie, put the smell directly in your home by baking one. Whether you try your hand at a scratch dessert or let a box mix help you out, it’ll smell just as sweet.

Pro Tip: As an alternative, you could go to the store and buy a pre-made pie to warm up in the oven. Your home will smell almost as good with much less effort.

Brew a Pumpkin Spice Latte

For many of us, it isn’t fall until we’ve had a PSL. Fill your home with the scent of a coffee shop in autumn when you make your own pumpkin spice latte. In addition to starting your day with the most amazing smell, you could save money and get the chance to enjoy your favorite drink more often.

Use this ultimate guide to fall scents for your home to invigorate any space. Whether you choose room sprays, candles, diffusers, or potpourri, your room will look and smell amazing. To give yourself an extra treat, bake a pie or cozy up with a hot drink. Whether you spray, burn, or bake, adding fall fragrance to your home is an excellent way to get in the spirit of the season.

The Ultimate Guide To Fall Scents for Your Home

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