Potpourri are dried scented flowers, pleasing to the eye and sense of smell. Among their many effects, your decorating choices can serve to stimulate or soothe your senses. Bright colors stimulate, while soft fabrics and cushions relax.One sense that you might easily overlook, though it has a powerful effect on mood, is the sense of smell. To easily create a passive, pleasing scent environment in your home, add potpourri to each room; it even has the added benefit of visual appeal.
Lavender has relaxing and calming properties, so add lavender potpourri to a small decorative bowl on the nightstand or on a headboard shelf to help you rest well. Geranium and patchouli scents also help reduce stress and put you into a pre-slumber mood. While the pale purple flowers of lavender provide the desired scent, it's the leaves of the geranium that provide stress relief. In addition to bowls of potpourri, you can also make small sachets and put them inside your pillowcases to surround you in the soothing scents.Invigorating Living Room
The living room is often a place for family oriented activities such as watching TV, enjoying a fire in the hearth or listening to music. You can add to those sensory experiences by adding a potpourri warmer with lively scents and bright colors that complement the room's color scheme. An electric potpourri warmer is a safe option, but if you don't have small children or pets, a candle-fired potpourri warmer has the added appeal of a flickering flame.Enticing Kitchen
Enrich the ambiance of your kitchen with gourmet scents. One way to disperse the potpourri's effect throughout the kitchen is to add it to water and heat it on a low setting on the stove top. Pumpkin, cinnamon and apple work well in a kitchen. The enchanting smell from simmered potpourri will mesmerise household members.
Use Fake Plants to Show Off Potpourri
Put potpourri instead of putting fake moss on a fake plants' base. This seemingly lacklustre plants will become remarkable. You can put the fake plants base beside the decorative base or put it somewhere else where it will be highlighted. Living rooms and near windows are the best placesto put plants wih potpourri. Find some glass beads that match your decor and add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to create a personal scent paradise.