When the seasons turn, crocuses show their bright heads through the melting snow, trees begin to display the beginnings of green leaves, and I get itchy to make my house smell like spring. There’s just something about the heavy spicy smell of winter that must be replaced with a flowery scent as soon as the sun begins to shine. Fortunately, there are several ways to achieve this! Take a look at these 10 ways to make your home smell like spring.
If you want your home to smell like anything nice, clean air is a must. There are many houseplants that help you toward that goal! Peace lilies, palms and ferns are great plants that take impurities out of the air and replace it with good clean oxygen. Plus they give you an excuse to put a plant in every room. (via Daily Women Talks)
There is just something about the outside breeze filtering through your home, taking out the scents of cinnamon and pine and replacing them with scents of green and earth. It makes you want to sit with a glass of lemonade and watch the curtains flutter against the windows. (via Tara Hurst)
There is a secret reason behind the madness of spring cleaning. Not only do you expel the dust and dirt buildup from winter, but you also make your house smell like fresh lemons. DIY your own citrus spray to be sure that what you’re cleaning with is good for your home and your health.
Flowers are an obvious source of spring’s smells. If you’re fortunate enough to have a lilac bush in your yard, use it’s blooms to bring cheerfulness and a light scent to every room in your house. There’s nothing better than waking up to a bouquet of fresh flowers on your bedside table, now is there? (via Burnett’s Boards)
If you thought these were reserved for the fall and winter months, think again. With fruits like citrus and vegetables like cucumber, you can create a simmer pot that emits the scent of spring into your kitchen. Put your ingredients in a jar of boiling water to create portable simmer pots which means natural scents in your home office. (via eHow)