Autumn scents for your home

Interior design encompasses many elements and scent is certainly one of them. The importance of aromas in design is easily overlooked yet they play a crucial role in creating a distinct vibe. From the invigorating scent of lemon used to boost productivity in a home office to the enticing aroma of lavender helping you to get a good night’s sleep, there are endless ways to use scents to enhance your home.

Of course, aromas are also an effective way to reflect the changing seasons and update your interior design in accordance with the external environment. Citronella evokes memories of sun-kissed summers, while clove and frankincense embody winter perfectly. But what about autumn?

Read on to discover which scents to use this season and learn how to use autumn scents to elevate your interior design and enhance your home.

The Best Autumn Scents

When leaves are crisp underfoot, there’s a chill in the air and you’re on your way home amidst blustery weather, opening the door to a welcoming fragrance can instantly put you at ease. For a warming and spicy feel, choose woody scents, like anise, beeswax, black pepper, and cardamom. Similarly, cedarwood, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, sage, sandalwood, and vanilla are excellent autumn scents that will transform a room into an inviting idyll.

Of course, the wonderful thing about using scent to enhance your interior design is that you don’t have to use the same one consistently. When you want to brighten your home on a crisp, sunny autumn day, sweet orange, mandarin, grapefruit, lemon, lime, and bergamot are light fragrances that will capture the time of year perfectly.

While a single fragrance can create a warm and welcoming atmosphere, using a blend of aromas can be one of the most effective ways to elevate a room or a particular space. Whether you make your own or choose a professionally blended scented candle or oil, it’s easy to find autumn fragrances that complement one another and carry a range of notes.

Chios Candle White Mandarin & Orange Scent by Waks

Using Candles Around Your Home

Candles are the perfect home accessory for autumn. The inimitable, flickering natural light creates a relaxed ambience, while the right scent can help you to de-stress and feel reinvigorated. As the days get shorter and the nights close in, you’ll have even more opportunities to use candles around your home, so be sure to make the most of it.

The Dissolve Candle with Snarkitecture and the Crockery Candle with Max Lamb, both by 1882. Ltd carry a warming scent of sandalwood and amber that’s perfect for autumn, while their white, bone china vessel ensure they will elevate any space. Similarly, the Achi Scented Candle in black or white from the ACH Collection releases a natural composition of scents that intoxicates and inspires.

If variety is the spice of life, then a selection of scented candles is the ultimate way to ensure you’ve got autumn candles on hand for every occasion. The Mirror Set of 3 Scented Candles offer a contemporary finish, while the White Clay Set of 8 Scented Candles, both by Waks, are exquisitely moulded and feature an extra splash of colour. With scents ranging from lemon mint and beeswax to wild fig and orange grove, they’re the ideal option if you want to fill your home with autumn candles.

Mirror Vase Candle Set Large by Waks

Autumn Candle Holders and Stands

While the candles showcased above are housed in their own vessels, there might be times when you come across the perfect autumn candle that’s not set into a holder of its own. If so, you’ll want to ensure that you have autumn candle holders and stands to display them. From console tables and sideboards to chests of drawers and mantelpieces, adding autumn candles to a room can enhance the space instantly.

The Texas T-Light Holder or the Chicago T-Light Holder, both by Reflections Copenhagen, are ideal for single tealights and enable you to fill a room with a subtle autumn scent. Alternatively, the 2 in 1 Candle & Vegetal Glass Holder by Casarialto allows you to capture autumn blossom while filling the air with an unmistaken autumn fragrance.

For larger scented candles or votives, the Bolle Candleholder in Crystal by Il Paralume Marina or the Glacier Double Old Fashioned Glass by Artel are exquisite ways to release classic autumn aromas and enjoy the subtle charm of natural candlelight.

Chicago T-Light Holder by Reflections Copenhagen

Diffusers and Autumn Oils

Sometimes known as an aroma lamp, a diffuser is an easy and effortless way to enrich your home. With autumn diffuser blends, you can use a range of fragrances to evoke the new season and reflect the world outside.

The Local Fragrance Diffuser Set of 3 by Waks feature three, unique diffusers carved by artisans on the island of Crete. The natural materials combined with discreet colouring ensure they can be added to any interior design, while the range of aromas is virtually tailor-made for autumn. Mandarin, Wild Fig, and Saltwater Boatyard are the ideal autumn scents, so why not incorporate them into your home now?

Alternatively, the Crockery Diffuser with Max Lamb, by 1882 Ltd, in white bone china offer a crisp and textured style that adds visual and sensory appeal, and 1882 Ltd’s signature fragrance of sandalwood, earthy florals and amber are a great addition to autumn.

When your diffusers are ready for a refill, the range of blends by Mayowa Samuel is sure to appeal to anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing and calming environment. From ‘Floral Corridors’ and ‘Such a Vibrant Thing’ to ‘Less Stress, More Zest’, and ‘Something for Sade to Write to’, feature lavender, sandalwood, lemongrass, lime, bergamot, and tea tree. Also available as scented aromatherapy candles, they’re a must-have autumn home accessory.

Less Stress, More Zest - Diffuser Refill by Mayowa Samuel

Getting Your Home Ready for Autumn

Instantly uplifting and unmistakably inviting, autumn scents can usher your home into a new season and refresh your interior design. No matter what your signature style is, you’ll find autumn fragrances that complement your décor and add another layer to your design.