Natural Ways to Make Your Home Holiday Scented

Your home decorating may look like the holidays are coming, but adding scents of fall and winter is just what’s needed to put you in the holiday spirit. The aromas of cinnamon, apple, and evergreen swirling about will switch your mindset to the festive season. Check out these natural ways to fill your home with all your favorite holiday scents.

Potpourri

Swap out your candles for a different holiday trend, potpourri. Make your own potpourri by simmering it on your stove. Use pumpkin spice and cinnamon sticks to get the perfect fall scent. With Christmas coming soon, make holiday potpourri with cranberries and nutmeg. This candle substitute will last throughout the holiday season and right into the New Year.

Scented Ornaments

Incorporate scented decorations around your home for an appealing visual and a sweet-smelling holiday fragrance. Get your craft glue out and make cinnamon scented ornaments. A simple mixture of glue, applesauce, and cinnamon will create a pleasant aroma for your home. Or, add essential oils to a bowl of corn starch, water, and baking soda to make a DIY scented ornament which you can design yourself. Essential oils can also be used to make holiday scented pinecones, the ultimate festive element for colder months.

Room Spray

Want the cinnamon and peppermint scents to follow you to every room of your home? Get in the holiday spirit with a DIY room spray tailored to each holiday. For fall, an apple pie or fall foliage room spray will put you in the autumn mood. Then, scents of a pine tree or candy cane throughout your home will transition your mindset to Christmastime.

Scented Soap

With holiday baking and craft decorating, things get messy around the holidays. We’re constantly washing our hands and cleaning off the counters. Change out your regular soap and use winter scented soap for a whiff of the holidays every time you wash your hands. In the fall months, everything is pumpkin scented, so your soap might as well be too! For winter, an evergreen woodsy scent is just what you want to smell when cleaning up.

Aromatic Wreaths

Spice up your home with dual-purpose décor, wreaths. Rosemary, cinnamon, and evergreen wreaths are pretty and pleasant-smelling. Hang the decorative wreaths on a door or wall, either way it’ll be sure to standout in your home this holiday season.

Holiday decorations are not complete unless a warm festive scent goes along with it. Get in the holiday spirit by adding fall and winter scents around your Encantada home today.

Adult Decorating Ideas Inspired by Kids’ Rooms

Kids are known for being free-spirited and imaginative. Their bedrooms or playrooms often reflect their artistic and developing minds. Bring out your inner kid and get inspired by these six kids’ room decorating ideas for adults.

Jazz Up a Boring Hallway

Hallways are often a neglected area of the home. You pass through it every day, but don’t spend enough time there to notice a lack of decorations. Don’t let this long and windowless space be the eyesore of your home. These five easy tips will have your guests thinking you spent months perfecting your hallway décor.

Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Fall’s getting into full swing and Halloween is creeping up, so it’s time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. Have you been putting it off? No worries! You’re covered with these last-minute Halloween ideas that will look like you’ve been planning it out for months.

6 Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home This Fall

With Halloween getting closer and cold weather approaching, decorating your home with a fall-inspired look is the perfect way to get everyone in an autumn mindset. Start off the season right with these easy design ideas for your home.

Going Green With Houseplants

Our ancient ancestors lived in the wild, sleeping out in the elements, on the forest floor. Today, some part of our brain still apparently desires that life. We hike, we camp, we visit the arboretum and planetarium, we take vacations to wilderness areas, we grill our food outdoors on pretend campfires—there’s something in our limbic system which longs to be surrounded by nature.

App-Solutely the Best Way to Change Your Décor

Thinking of rearranging your living space? Buying new furniture and want to be certain everything will fit? Or perhaps you just want to analyze the traffic flow a change in furniture placement will bring? Tasks like these used to require graph paper and a pencil with a large eraser.

7 Wonderful Ways to Use Washi Tape

Dress up your furniture, creatively organize your desk, and accessorize your belongings with washi tape. Made from natural fibers, this versatile tape will transform items from bland to fabulous with the variety of pretty designs available in a durable material.

Encantada Sweet Home

“There’s no place like home.” – L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz

Thankfully for most of us, finding home is a lot easier than it was for Dorothy Gale. There is no need for a trek along the yellow brick road, ruby slippers, or the clicking of heels. Even so, creating that feeling of home can be more elusive for some than for others.

Keeping Your Home Safe While You’re Away

Homeowners that go on vacation for even a week have a lot to worry about. Single-family homes are prime targets for burglars because they’re isolated with multiple, often secluded, entry points which criminals love. With over one million residential burglaries, how can homeowners have a relaxing vacation?