Choosing a fragrance is a key part of decorating to help make your home smell as good as it looks. From candles and reed diffusers to room sprays and fragrance oils, there are a lot of products available to make your home smell its best and attract those potential buyers.

Follow this guide to help you find the perfect scent.

Living room

For the living room, bear in mind that you are likely to spend a lot of time in here, so choose a more neutral scent to avoid it becoming overwhelming. Scented candles work perfectly to make your room smell good and create a cosy, homely atmosphere.

For a clean and fresh feel, choose scents such as basil, green apple or pomegranate, or for a warming atmosphere choose amber, ginger or almond



In the kitchen, choose a fresh and clean scent such as lemon, lime or grapefruit to help neutralise the smells of cooking.

Steer clear from spicy or sweet scents as these can clash with the scents of food and create unpleasant smells.



For the bedroom, candles infused with essential oils such as lavender and jasmine to create a therapeutic atmosphere and help you unwind. Vanilla and sandalwood scents have also been proven to help relaxation and improve sleep.



Reed diffusers are perfect for hallways as the reeds slowly absorb the fragrance to keep your home smelling good for weeks. Greet your guests and make a strong first impression with a bold scent such as white florals, rose scents or wood.



Diffusers with essential oils are perfect for the bathroom to help purify the air and remove unpleasant smells. For a calming atmosphere, try ginger, peppermint or eucalyptus.