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Decorations That Make Your Home Smell Great

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When it comes to making your house a home, it's all in the details. Certain decorations and pieces of furniture can transform a room into your new favorite hangout spot. In addition to cozy decor, you want your home to smell great and inviting. After all, a comfortable home appeals to all of the senses - including smell. For those who love a two-for-one kind of deal, there are many items you can purchase or make yourself to jazz up your space and add in some pleasant fragrance.

"Turn wilted flowers into potpourri."

Potpourri Baskets
Potpourri placed in strategic spots around your home can instantly make it smell fresh and look great. You can either buy a pack of potpourri at a crafts store or you can make your own. If you have a wilting bouquet of flowers, hang it upside down until the blooms dry. Then snip off the stems and place the petals in a glass bowl to show off their natural beauty and floral smell. To add some more variety, try shaving some orange and lemon peels into the mix and experimenting with cinnamon sticks and other spices.

DIY Diffusers
There's something about a small glass vase and wooden sticks that makes for interesting decor. Make your own diffusers to add flair and pleasant fragrances to a room. All you need is a jar, some wooden skewers and a variety of essential oils. Some popular choices are eucalyptus, lavender and peppermint. Test out different concoctions before deciding on your favorite. From there, you can decorate the skewers or vase any way you want. Tie a ribbon around the base, paint the sticks different colors and place them around your home.

Flowers can instantly liven up any room.Flowers can instantly liven up any room.

Fresh Flowers
A classic way to add flair and floral scents to your home, fresh flowers are a perfect accessory to any room. The best part is, you don't need to try to coordinate the color of the flowers with the theme of the room. Sometimes, a bright pop of color is the easiest way to transform your space from drab to fab. Add a bouquet to your coffee table, nightstand, kitchen counter and anywhere else that could use some pizzazz. And don't worry about decorating around people's allergies - despite common belief, it's rare to be allergic to flowers. The National Institutes of Health noted that the waxy pollen that builds up on flowers isn't transported by wind, but rather by insects and bees. Go ahead and place your flowers wherever you want!


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