As the holidays draw closer and our homes begin to take on a cozier feel, our senses are ready to be awakened by soothing scents of the season. Ditch the air fresheners and explore the endless combinations of fun and fresh DIY aroma creativity. Try some of these easy and sensory-pleasing ideas to fill your home with holiday scents that are sure to bring comfort and joy to your family and friends.
Simmer your favorite combination of fresh fruits and spices on your stove. Adding cinnamon and cloves is a great way to spice up your sensory brew to bring a cozy and warm scent to your home.
Pine is the prince of the season when it comes to holiday scents. Gather fresh pinecones and clip some with their branches intact to fill your home with a woodsy scent. Try filling baskets with pinecones as a way to add a touch of the season to different rooms throughout your home. If fresh pinecones are not available to you, craft stores sell scented ones that will do the trick and last all season long.
Skip the flowers this year and dress up your décor with fresh herb bouquets. Simply tie a bundle of your favorite herb (or a combination of herbs) together to create a sensory treat that will have your guests guessing. The bouquets will last long after the season is over, as they will dry while you’re enjoying them. It truly is like a gift that keeps on giving.
You don’t have to roast chestnuts over an open fire to experience their amazingly unique aroma. In fact, all you have to do is slit each one with a sharp knife, place them on a vented pan and either roast them in the oven or cook them on a heated cooktop. You’ll love the warm and nutty scent that will fill your home.
There’s nothing more welcoming than a beautiful fresh wreath on the front door. But how about one that is hung inside your home? Fresh pine wreaths – adorned with dried fruit and berries – are just one great way to fill your home with the fresh scents of the season. Whether hung over a mantle, in your family room or even in your bathroom or bedroom, fresh wreaths are a charming way to make your home smell like the holidays.
Check out our other holiday décor blogs to get your home ready for the season:
- Holiday Decorating Ideas to Make Your Kitchen Festive
- Make Your Home Holiday Ready
- 5 Tips to Decorating Your Home for Christmas on a Budget
Give your family the gift of a new kitchen or bath from Granite Transformations this holiday season. Find a location near you and schedule a complimentary in-home design consultation today.