Are you the kind of person that waits for fall all year long? You want to figure out how to make your house smell like fall before the season even starts, but how can you make that happen?
There are options for every budget, so we’re here to help. Keep reading to find the best way to make your house smell like fall.
This might seem obvious, but one of the best ways to make your home smell like fall is by baking.
Some people love baking all the time during fall. They always have cinnamon buns, pies, cobblers, and cookies in the oven to share with friends, family members, and coworkers.
When you bake, the smell fills the home with warm and cozy scents. You can have vanilla sugar cookies, pumpkin spice from your favorite autumn pie, or even make your house smell like apples and cinnamon.
Now, no one expects you to bake 24/7, but if you’re hosting guests for a party or gathering, baking is the perfect way to give your home an autumn scent while also providing tasty snacks and desserts.
Find your favorite autumn recipes and pre-heat your oven so you can start generating that baked good smell!
Incorporate Your HVAC System
Did you know that you can spread your favorite scents throughout your home by attaching a device to your HVAC system?
No one is expecting you to throw a bottle of essential oil into your vents, but you can use something like an Air Stream Single to keep your home smelling warm and cozy all season long.
This is helpful because people won’t know where the scent is coming from. This makes it seem like your home naturally smells like autumn.
This is also a great choice for people with large homes. While some of the other options on our list can fill a room with your favorite scent, by incorporating the HVAC system, you’ll spread the scent around the house.
Incense is a tried and true method for making your home smell like autumn. Most traditional incense smells, like dragon’s blood and sandalwood, have earthy scents that are perfect for fall.
These scents are great if you aren’t interested in something that smells sweet (even if fall is associated with baked goods and sugar). Incense is also affordable and easy to use.
If you choose to use incense, make sure that you avoid anything flammable nearby. It’s safe to burn it because there’s no open flame once the incense starts burning, but it’s better to be safe.
Spray Your Furniture
It’s easier than ever to make your furniture smell like an autumn day.
There are plenty of companies that now make scents made specifically for fabric and furniture. They get deep into the fabric to provide a scent that lasts for several days at a time (if not longer, depending on the manufacturer).
Using sprays is great for when you’re having guests over, even if they’re staying overnight. Spray the sheets and pillows, your couches, and even the carpet (unless you have pets).
If you don’t have fabric scents, try body sprays. Around fall, companies start selling sprays that smell like cinnamon, vanilla, and pumpkin spice.
Try Standard Essential Oil Diffusers
Do you already have an essential oil diffuser?
These handy little devices are similar to plug-in air fresheners, but they tend to give off stronger scents and it’s easy to change it up when you’re tired of your current smell.
Diffusers come in different sizes, but they aren’t always effective for filling an entire house. We suggest that you have one for every room that you want to smell like fall.
Diffuser oils can last for a long time and you can often get small sampler sets if you aren’t sure what you like.
Bring In Potpourri
Potpourri has fallen out of fashion over the past few years, but it’s great for giving your home an earthy and sweet fall scent.
Having a small container of potpourri in your foyer or dining room will give off enough of a scent to fill the room, even if the scent is subtle. This is a great idea for anyone who doesn’t want an overwhelming smell.
One of the best things about potpourri is that you can make your own! This means that you control the scent and you can save some money. You can use fruit and pantry items.
Have some friends over for a potpourri party and you’ll all go home with your perfect homemade fall smells.
Light Some Candles
Last (but not least) is the most common option for making your home smell wonderful and autumnal.
There are endless candles for autumn. Every year, brands come out with new scent combinations, so there’s at least one smell that will work for you.
Whether you’re into banana pumpkin bread, cinnamon and spice, or baked sugar cookies, there’s something for you. Picking candles out at the store is also a lot of fun. Try not to be embarrassed when you’re sniffing everything in the candle aisle.
Make sure that you don’t leave candles burning overnight and keep them away from pets and children. Unlike incense, candles do have an open flame.
That’s How to Make Your House Smell Like Fall
When you figure out how to make your house smell like fall in a way that works for you, you’ll have the perfect autumnal home for the upcoming season.
Whether you’re using incense, candles, high-tech machines, or anything else on this list, it’s time to bring out the cinnamon and spice!
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