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The power of scent | Make your house feel like home

Published: July 24th, 2019

The scent of a room can be a great way to set the mood of a room or your home.

If you’re a lover of home fragrance (um, who isn’t?), such as candles, diffusers or incense, then take a read below to help decide on the best fragrances to use in each room of your home.

Not only do candles and diffusers smell amazing in your home, they are great styling props too! Best of all, we’ve found some candles and diffusers at a super affordable price (all for under $10 each, thanks Kmart!). We also recommend selecting a few of the below suggestions and making them work together for your new home.


Your living area is probably the most high traffic areas in your home, whether you are entertaining or just going about your day. A sweet, but neutral fragrance is the perfect choice for a living area, creating a relaxing atmosphere and is comforting for guests, making them feel welcome and at home. If you have kids, vanilla is probably the best option in the living areas as it is subtle enough and if they notice it, they’ll love it too! And just imagine coming home after a hard day of work to your new home that smells like home (and amazing too!).

Best fragrance: Vanilla Bean

Kmart Vanilla Bean Candle $9
Kmart Vanilla Bean Diffuser $7



The kitchen is one of the most important spaces, it is the ‘heart of the home’ after all. The are some amazing smells that come from the kitchen (think freshly baked bread right out of the oven), and some not so great smells (like that fish you had last night for dinner). A citrus fragrance is the perfect choice for the kitchen, cutting through unwanted smells creating a clean and refreshing atmosphere.

Best fragrance: Lemongrass & Ginger or Citrus

Kmart Lemongrass and Ginger Candle $9
Kmart Citrus Candle $9
Kmart Citrus Diffuser $7


Choose a fragrance that has a clean and crisp aroma. A good choice is a linen or ocean-based scent that provides a fresh an airy feeling.

Due to the size of bathrooms, it’s best to also choose a scent that is not too over-powering and is subtle in nature.

Best Fragrances: Fresh Linen

Kmart Fresh Linen Diffuser $7


Your bedroom is your personal haven. It’s where you go to unwind and relax after a long day, so it’s important to choose a fragrance you love. Floral or musky fragrances are a perfect addition for the bedroom. These scents are perfect for both singles and couples, soft but sweet enough that guys will love it too!

Best Fragrances: Pink Peonies

Kmart Pink Peonies Diffuser $9
Kmart Pink Peonies Candle $9

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