Love the smells of pumpkin spice and cinnamon? Then autumn is probably your favorite season! Learn how to bring the smell of fall into your home with these tips.
Fall is the favorite season for a lot of people, and the fabulous fall scents are one of the main reasons why. Apple cinnamon, pumpkin spice, hot cocoa, oh my! Want to know how to make your home smell like fall? Try one of these easy ideas.
1. Plug It In …
… or light it up, or spray it around, or attach it to your furnace filter. You get the idea, right? Perhaps one of the easiest ways to recreate the best fall scents is to buy an air freshener or candle. Think they probably don’t make the scent you’re looking for? Think again! From “Flannel” to “Leaves,” you’ll be surprised at all the options available.
2. Heat It Up
Ever heard of stove top potpourri? We dare you to try it. Once you get a whiff, you’ll be making it on the regular. Simply add in herbs, spices, extracts and fruit peels that you have on hand to a pot of water, bring it to a boil and then let it simmer as long as you’d like (all you have to do is add more water periodically). The best part? It’s an all-natural way of making your home smell oh-so-delicious!
3. Set It Out
If sprays, flames and hot pots aren’t your cup of spice tea, try the set-it-and-forget-it route. Purchase some delicious-smelling potpourri and simple set it out throughout your home. To add a little holiday decorative flair, consider purchasing one of the customizable cinnamon brooms often found in your local grocery store.
4. Spread It Around
The household chores don’t stop during pumpkin spice season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t combine the two. Before doing your regularly scheduled vacuuming for the week, consider shaking some carpet deodorizer in your favorite fall scents over your rugs and carpets. Let it sit for about half an hour and then vacuum away. You’ll end up with a clean, fabulous-smelling home. Want a cheaper alternative than a store-bought deodorizer? Simply combine baking soda and pumpkin pie spice to make a DIY fall carpet deodorizer.
5. Whip It Up
Perhaps the best tip of all is to show off your baking skills in the kitchen. What’s better than the smell of treats like cranberry bread or apple pie baking in the oven? Sure, the smell won’t last forever, but that’s okay; neither will the baked goods — especially if you have guests visiting for the holidays. That just means you’ll have to make some more!