Do you get the feeling that your house always smells like… err… your house? If only you could make it have a hotel smell, maybe with the fragrance of orange blossom and eucalyptus. That would be magical, wouldn’t it? Well, perhaps not exactly magical, but there are some easy ways to achieve this effect in your home without spending a fortune or moving out of it. Read on to learn how to make your house smell like a hotel with these simple tips.
Why is smell such a big deal in hotels?
Hotels are all about making you feel pampered and special, so it makes sense that they invest a lot of time and money in creating the perfect hotel lobby scent. What’s more, lots of studies have shown that certain scents can also help to improve our productivity and mood while we’re working.
But why does it work? Why is smell such a big deal in hotels? Well, firstly, our sense of smell is the most powerful of all our senses. What’s more, we use it all the time, but often don’t realize that we do. Our brains are always using it since we don’t need to instruct them to do so.
What has a strong hotel scent?
Now that we’ve discussed the impact of the right scent in hotels, let’s take a look at what each type of fragrance smells like:
- Fresh cut flowers – This is one of the most common scents you’ll find in hotels. It brings a really fresh and bright fragrance that is also very relaxing. Use them as a centerpiece when hosting a dinner party or just scatter them around the room.
- Orange blossom – This is a very delicate scent and one that you’ll typically find in higher-end hotels. It blends well with other scents, so is a good one to use if you’re combining a few different ones.
- Eucalyptus – This scent really helps to clear your sinuses and is also a natural insect repellent. If you want to feel fresh and clean, this is a good one to go for.
Open the windows
Air fresheners and sprays are great, but they’re often full of chemicals, which can be harmful to both you and your home. A much healthier alternative is to just open the windows.
Fresh air is the best way to get rid of stale smells. You might also want to get a pot plant and place it in a corner of the room. Not only will this bring some green life to your space, but it will also help to remove toxins from the air.
Light scented candles
Candles are a great way to bring home aroma, and if you pick scented ones, you can choose the smell you want to create in your space. Choose a scent that blends well with the rest of your home and that you like.
Some of the most common scents for hotel rooms are vanilla, lavender, and citrus. If you really want to go for it, get a few different scents and mix them up. A combination of vanilla and citrus scents, for example, creates a really beautiful and refreshing environment.
If you don’t want to go for scented candles, there are also unscented ones. These are great if you want to create a neutral smell in your home, or just don’t want any scent at all.
Install an air purifier
If you want to take things a step further, then why not install an air purifier also known as a home aroma diffuser? This will use HEPA filters to remove any dust, bacteria, and other toxins from the air. It’s a great way to keep your home clean and smelling fresh, even if you have pets.
If you have a small child, you might want to consider the Coway air purifier. This is specially designed to remove odors and allergens from the air, including things like pet hair, dust, dander, and pollen.
You can spend a bit more and choose your own style, coming in a variety of different shapes and designs. They don’t just look great, but they’re also incredibly efficient at what they are designed to do.
Install a ventilation system
If you want to go a step further than installing an air purifier, then consider installing a ventilation system in your home. This uses ducts to distribute air around your home, removing the stale air from one room and replacing it with fresh air from another.
This is particularly useful if you have one room that is often closed, such as a home office. It can also be great for rooms that get a lot of foot traffic, such as a living room. Whilst this is an investment, it’s one that will be worth it in the long run. It’s also something you can use to distribute scents throughout the home if you want.
Add fragrance to your vacuum cleaner filter and rug
You can also add fragrance to your vacuum cleaner filter, or purchase a scented rug, so it stays in your home longer. This is another option if you don’t want to go for scented candles or scented air fresheners.
Some brands, such as Maison 21G sell different scents that fit into your vacuum cleaner. You can then switch between scents depending on what mood you’re in. This is also a good option if you want to combine several different scents in your home. For example, use a citrus-scented vacuum cleaner in the morning when you want a burst of energy, and then switch to a vanilla-scented one in the evening when you want to relax.
Use eco-friendly sprays to freshen up your space
Some sprays are also available scented and are great for freshening up an area of your home. These are particularly good for things like cleaning the sofa or curtains. Be sure to look for eco-friendly sprays, as many of them are not only scented but also chemical-free.
This is a great way to add a subtle scent to your home without using candles or incense. Sprays are also very easy to use, just put them on the fabrics or surfaces you want to freshen up and leave them there to do their work.
On the surface, it might seem like a silly thing to focus on creating the right scent in your home. But, it’s an easy way to create a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. The scent will also help to prevent you from spending too much time in one room, as it will help to keep you relaxed and in a better mood. Using scents is a great way to improve your productivity, and help your home smell fresh and clean.