Scenting your spaces: Scents for each room

Our home is comparable to a journey as you move from one space to another with each change in functionality and environment, your scents should vary from room to room to reflect this journey.

Therefore, the room you are looking to fragrance may play a part in your selection.

Ideally I would not recommend a strong fragrance for a room where you spend a lot of time like your bedroom or living room. I also would not recommend a strong scent in a dining room/area. For me, the strongest scent should be in your hallway or front room as you want to make a great first impression. The first scent is always the most important as it lingers in one’s mind the longest. 

So let me take you on a journey through a home and provide you with my view on how to scent each room…


This is where it all begins; It is the physical equivalent of a welcoming hug that greets you when you first walk in so you want to make it memorable. Our go-to is a carefully placed Lagos Reed Diffuser, a vibrant scent with just the right amount of ‘oomph’ to make an impression on your guests.

Top tip: Placing a strongly-scented diffuser in the hallway should send the scent throughout your home, leaving a lighter aroma in every room


For the living room, I recommend a lighter scent and this is where the Kwara Reed Diffuser comes in. WIth the subtle smoky scent, you know it’s there but not in an overwhelming amount. It also gives you that cosy fireplace feel. And whenever you want to up your scent in this space, light a Kwara Candle for that reinforcement. I find this particularly helpful in open living spaces where it is difficult to draw a scent line between the living room and the kitchen.


The heart of the home requires a scent that is both fresh and memorable. I would opt for a fragrance that includes edible ingredients to compliment rather than clash with any cooking aromas. Our Lagos Diffuser and new Napoli Reed Diffuser are both strong contenders.


In the bedroom, you want to create a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere, with a soothing enough scent that feels like your very own sanctuary to escape from the perils of everyday life, our new Paris Reed Diffuser will do just that.


The bathroom is your refuge, a space where you can shut the door on the world and create your own bespoke bath time ritual for me, this is where my Middle East Reed Diffuser and Scented Candle come in.

In my next post, I will highlight the different vessels and products you can use to scent your home based on your preference.