We don't usually talk about scent when it comes to designing an interior. But research shows that fragrance has a significant impact on mood, and isn't decorating your home fundamentally about setting a mood? We want some rooms to be calm and relaxing, and others to be warm and lively. We've put together a mood board for an uplifting, charming and flirtatious room, inspired by the scent of red honeysuckle nectar, strawberries and summertime.
Decor Tip: Maxwell recommends warm colors like red, orange and yellow for the social rooms in the home, like the living room, dining room and kitchen. Because these colors are stimulating and cheerful, complement them with scents that are equally playful, like dewberry, mango and nectarine. Together, these scents and colors will fill any room with good feelings and flirtatious energy.
The Mood Board
In this new mood board, we were drawn to the high contrast between red and white, and the positive, happy vibes that red brings to a space. Glade's new Red Honeysuckle Nectar scent features uplifting floral and fruity notes, like freesia, blood orange and berries, and captures this energetic mood perfectly.
Decor Tip: We love Diana Vreeland's iconic red living room, but for mere mortals like us, too much red in an interior can be overwhelming. We like it as a punchy accent, against crisp whites or cool blues.
On the Scent
How do you figure out how to match a scent to your interior? Go ahead and pull together some inspiration photos to get you started. See what moods are stirred up as you walk through your space, and think about what moods you want each room to help trigger. Next, start trying out different room scents - it's a quick and easy way to bring your design aesthetic to a whole new level.