Home Care

5 New Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

These will get you into the holiday spirit in no time!

Shares

What completes beautiful décor? A sweet, unforgettable scent, of course! Fragrances do more than keep spaces smelling fresh—it's responsible for setting the mood of a room, too. Make sure all your dinner parties and family reunions are perfect this holiday season by adding a few of these natural air fresheners around your home: 

1. Make a fresh sage wreath.

If you like clean and crisp scents, a generous amount of fresh sage is all you need. Bend a sprig to form a wreath and tie it together with a thick grosgrain ribbon before hanging it on your front door. Handmade in the Heartland has a step-by-step guide you can follow. 

2. Make your own Christmas-inspired potpourri.

Potpourri not only makes your home smell incredible, it can also double as a lovely centerpiece on your Christmas buffet table. Start by gathering a few small pine cones, whole cinnamon sticks, star anise, and slices of dried orange. Simply place all the ingredients into a bowl and arrange however you like. 

3. Start a simmer pot.

This trick is a classic for a reason! The best part? It's so simple to make. Put together your favorite aromatic spices, herbs, dried fruits, and essential oils, cover in two to three cups of water and boil in a pot for a few hours. Leave the pot open to help the scent spread around the house. 

READ: DIY: Air Freshener

4. Whip up some room spray.

A bottle of room spray can come in handy in case of a burnt dish or a food spill. Combine orange peels, cinnamon, and fir oil with equal parts water in a spritzer bottle for an instant air freshener. This can even double as linen spray for an extra sweet slumber. 

5. Heat up fresh vanilla.

This is a great trick if you are in need of a festive scent but pressed for time! Put three tablespoons of vanilla extract into a coffee cup, place in the oven at 350 degrees for around an hour, and wait until your entire home smells like freshly baked cupcakes. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

Get the Look of Jessy Mendiola’s Inviting Living Room

Hints of blue and comfy essentials can help you create a serene lounge area

An All-White 20sqm Studio Unit in Quezon City

Taking inspiration from Scandinavian design, the homeowner brought the empty unit to life with small-space-friendly furniture and indoor plants

7 Ways to Reduce Your Waste At Home

It's not too late to do your part in helping bring back the health of our environment

20 Pinoy Building Superstitions You Should Know

Here is every Pinoy building superstition you should know, from choosing a lot to moving into a house

This is the Secret Behind Minimalism

The brains behind a popular minimalist brand talks about their design philosophy

Iloilo's Newest Resort Lies in a Hidden Island Paradise

You'd never want to leave.

Cainta Is Opening A Skate Park Soon

It will definitely add a new facet to the municipality

South Folks, Expect Heavier Traffic Along SLEX in the Coming Months

It's part of another #BuildBuildBuild project.

How To Choose The Right Pieces For Your Living Room

Whether you're looking for a sofa, an armchair, or much more, get ideas from this newly launched BGC store

How Much Do Filipinos Plan to Spend this Holiday Season?

Mobile shoppers are likely to splurge more, according to a survey conducted by Facebook Philippines

Check Out This Colorful Beach Resort in Baler

Presenting the location of your next fun weekend escape with the gang

Pinoy Designers Share Their Spooky Experiences On Projects

These design professionals share hair-raising experiences they had in homes and buildings they had worked on in the past
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!