A new season has arrived, bringing cooler temperatures and busy new schedules. Fall ushers in the holiday season, and many of us want our homes to smell appropriately festive. Here are five ways to celebrate the season and make your home smell like fall, from top Houston maid service, Maid in the Shade.
Fresh Fruit Display
Tasteful arrangements of fresh fruit throughout your home is a wonderful, natural way to make your home smell enchanting. Display oranges, apples and pears in a rustic wooden bowl and place it on your dining room table or your living room coffee table to help spread a light, citrusy scent throughout your home. Allergy-safe and pretty to look at, this is a perfect way to enhance the feeling of fall in your home.
Create an Herb Bouquet
Farmers and country-living experts have been extolling the virtues of herb garlands and bouquets for decades. Beautiful and rustic-looking, herb garlands can be designed with any herbs that your local market has on sale. A particularly beautiful combination is a blend of rosemary and eucalyptus branches, set out to dry and then tied together with a pumpkin or burgundy- colored ribbon. The light, fresh aroma will welcome visitors to your home in style.
Bake up Fall Flavor
An hour spent in the kitchen whipping up some pumpkin muffins or banana bread is not only a way to provide a delicious treat for your family, but will also scent your home for hours. All of the best parts of the season are perfectly encapsulated in a fresh-baked dessert.
Make a Simmer Pot
A simmer pot is a classic do it yourself technique that only takes a few minutes, and will scent your home for as long as you keep it on the stove. To build a simmer pot, simply place a saucepan of water on the stove, and place a blend of cloves, cinnamon sticks, and apple slices in it. Set the pot to warm, and wait as the aromatic blend wafts through your home. You can keep it on the stove for as long as you like (remembering to turn off the stove when you will be away), for whenever you want a burst of fall scent.
Of course, candles are a classic favorite. This time of the year, lovely pumpkin or apple scented candles are available at many stores, in a wide variety of styles and finishes. Rustic-themed candles are a beautiful way to celebrate fall, and easy to light whenever you want a relaxing moment.
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