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5 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Wednesday, February 6, 2019   /   by Holly Northup

5 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Fall

Written by The Bucher Group

From pumpkin pie to apple spice, the fall season is full of enticing and welcoming scents. Whether you’re considering a home sale or you’re just looking to enjoy the warm and cozy aromas of the season, here are a couple of ways to make your home smell like fall:



Simmer Spices
Fill a pot with water, fruit and spices. Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer on low heat. The smell is incredible. One thing: make sure you top the water level while it is simmering. What ingredients should you use? Here’s a look at some great smelling recipes:

  • Apple Spice

    • One apple, sliced

    • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

    • Dash of ground cloves



  • Citrus Spice

    • Peels from two oranges

    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

    • Dash of ground cloves



  • Citrus Apple Spice

    • Peels from two oranges

    • One apple, sliced

    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

    • Dash of ground cloves




Make Herb and Spice Fire Starters
If the smell of the fire doesn’t do it, consider making these herb and spice fire starters. Here’s a look at the supplies needed:

  • Coffee filters

  • Embroidery thread and needle

  • Dried orange and apple peels

  • Cloves

  • Cinnamon sticks

  • Sprigs of fresh rosemary

  • Lavender


Combine all spices and then fill the coffee filters with a handful of the spice mixture and sew until the open is closed.

Pumpkin Baked Goods
Tis the season of pumpkin everything! Bake a pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread to fill your home with the scent of freshly baked goods.

Light Autumn-Scented Candles
Candles are a common staple during the fall and winter months. With that being said, they are everywhere. Head to a local home goods store or Bath & Body Works to pick up your favorite fall scent.

Make Mulled Wine
Not only is mulled wine a great fall drink, but it will also make your home smell amazing! Here is a great recipe:

  • 1 bottle of dry red wine

  • 1 orange, sliced into rounds

  • 8 whole cloves

  • 2 cinnamon sticks

  • 2 star anise

  • 2-4 tablespoons sugar, honey or syrup


Your home will smell like fall before you know it! And, if you’re selling, the scent will WOW potential buyers.

Have questions? Reach out today!
The Bucher Group | Austin Portfolio Real Estate
Kathleen Bucher
1801 S Mopac Drive Expy, Ste. 100
Austin, TX 78746
512-794-6644
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