Sniffing out the best in home decor

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: DecorDesign

At this time of year, many inspirations prompt people to redecorate. But while you’re breaking out the holiday decorations, don’t overlook another powerful decorator’s trick — scent.

1. Essential oils can make your home more beautiful. In decorating your home you use visual and textural elements, but scentual elements are just as critical to establishing a beautifully realized ambience. Essential oils offer aromas to match any living scheme you are aiming for. Going for an airy, fresh look? Diffuse eucalyptus, peppermint and lemon. Going for an earthy, natural look? Diffuse vetiver, patchouli and myrrh.

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2. Essential oils are the perfect holiday home decoration. Capture the essences of the holidays with essential oils which are a lot more “real” than a box of tired old holiday decorations. The true scents of the season come from essential oils contained in botanicals such as balsam fir boughs, fresh pine needles, peppermint leaves, cinnamon bark, vanilla beans and clove buds, not a spray can of artificial fragrance. Decorating with pine boughs and candy canes can work to bring those scents into your holiday home, but if you want to boost the effect without turning to synthetic room scents, diffuse pure essential oils.

3. Essential oils can make you happy in your home. The post-holiday letdown will make you crave a mood boost that the sunny scent of essential oils can deliver. Spritely scents such as peppermint or citrus can help energize a room and invigorate occupants.

4. Essential oils can make your home healthier. With all their harsh and potentially dangerous chemicals, how can home fragrance and cleaning products be labeled as home “care” products? Essential oils offer an equally effective alternative to freshen and purify your home that is natural and safe. Instead of reaching for a bottle of that blue stuff that smells like — well, window cleaner — try making your own glass cleaner from four tablespoons of vinegar and 12 drops of lemon essential oil.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.