There are many ways to make your home a more calming space. You can incorporate soothing colors, clear away clutter, and invite a cozy atmosphere with a fireplace and comfortable furniture. You can even incorporate soothing scents. Calming scents can help sweep away a stressful day and invite guests into a home with a pleasant aroma. Give it a try and see for yourself!

Scents And How They Inspire

Ocean-inspired scents will remind you of relaxing vacations. If you have a nautical or beach-inspired home, this scent is even better! Choose a subtle scent that reminds you of a soft sea breeze.

If you like classic scents, then lavender is a safe option. Lavender is both calming and a neutral option your family will most likely love as well. Many people associate lavender with going to sleep, so this is a great option for the bedroom.

We usually think of lemon as a great option for the kitchen, but this scent can be used anywhere in the home. Lemon is a livelier scent than lavender, which many people prefer for workspaces.

Rosemary is a subtle scent that is perfect for living areas and entryways. You can often find it in combination with lemon and lavender as well.

Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly cut grass? Grassy notes remind us of warm summer days. If you’re not quite ready for fall, prolong spring and summer with this scent!

Evergreen and cinnamon invoke thoughts of cozying up to a roaring fire and reading a good book.  Bring this scent in during the winter months to create that relaxing weekend-at-home feeling.

Spreading the Aroma

Once you’ve chosen your scent, there are a few design-friendly options to choose from to spread the aroma around your home. At Bon Brise Design, we love custom and environmentally-friendly candles. Candles are a great item to splurge on, as the quality makes a difference in burn time and the chemicals that are released into your home.


For a boho look, consider using incense. As with candles, cheap incense can do the opposite of what you’re trying to achieve. Look for high-quality incense that will produce an aroma that spreads throughout your entire home.

There are also many ways you can mix and match your own scents using essential oils. You can use diffusers or even create homemade room sprays.

Incorporating scents is only one of the ways you can create a soothing atmosphere in your home. Are you ready to transform your home in Chicago or St. Petersburg? We are! Schedule a consultation with us today.