Simple Ways to Make Your Apartment Smell Like Summer

By: ROS Team

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When the temperature starts to rise, it’s tempting to dive headfirst into a pool of air conditioning and never come out.

But there’s no need for that! You can keep your home cool without sacrificing fresh air or the warm scents of summer. Here are some simple ways to make your apartment smell summery all year long:

Use Essential Oils

Essential oils are a great way to make your apartment smell like summer. They’re natural and safe to use around pets and kids alike. Just a few drops of lavender or eucalyptus oil in a diffuser will do the trick!

Use Essential Oils to Apartment Smell Like Summer
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The best thing about essential oils is that you can also use them as an air freshener. All you need to do is mix the oil with water in a spray bottle – make sure you mix the appropriate quantities (like 1 part essential oils to 3 parts water).

This will make your home smell fresh without containing any harsh chemicals that could harm you or your family members.

Essential oils are also excellent cleaning products because they have antibacterial properties that kill mold, bacteria, and viruses on contact.

Buy Some Scented Candles

There are many other options if you want to make the apartment smell like summer but don’t want to invest in a high-tech air filter or a bunch of plants that may or may not survive the season.

  • Buy some scented candles. This is probably the easiest thing you can do. You’ll find them at any store, and they’re relatively cheap ($10-$25). Plus, they look great!


Choose ones with names like “Ocean Breeze” or “Lemon Meringue Pie” so that when people come over, they get excited about what they’re going to smell when they walk inside your place.

  • Use air fresheners/plug-ins/wax melts as needed throughout the day – especially after cooking dinner if there are any lingering food odors left behind in your kitchen area or bathroom sink cabinet areas where food gets washed up every night before bedtime.

Use Potted Plants

Plants take carbon dioxide from the air around them via their leaves, and when they breathe during photosynthesis, they release oxygen back into the atmosphere.

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So by having some plants in your home where people spend most of their time – like their bedroom, you’ll be helping keep those rooms healthier overall because they’ll have cleaner air quality than if no plants were there at all!

Open Your Windows More Often

You don’t want to be stuck inside all summer. Open your windows and let the fresh air in!

Fresh air is good for you, so open your windows as often as possible. It’ll help get rid of stale air and make your apartment smell like summer–not like moldy bread or old cat food.

Natural light makes everything look better, so let it shine on your apartment too! Natural light may also help keep bugs away if they’re attracted to darkness (although this isn’t always true).

The sounds of nature are calming and relaxing, which will make for a great atmosphere no matter where you live.

Grow a Kitchen Herb Garden

One way to make your apartment smell like summer is to grow a kitchen herb garden. Herbs are easy to grow and can be used for cooking, making tea, and even medicinal purposes.

They’re also great for your health! Plus, since they’re so small and compact, you can grow them indoors in just about any space.

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Bring in Fresh Flowers

You can also add a little bit of summer to your apartment by bringing in fresh flowers. When selecting appropriate flowers for the surroundings, keep in mind that not all flowers smell or look well when they are not in bloom.

For example, carnations have an intense and distinct scent that can be overpowering if you don’t want too much fragrance in a small space.

Instead of a flower with a strong scent, opt for something lighter, such as daisies or chrysanthemums (commonly known as mums).

Different blooms vary in price, but maintaining a fresh-smelling interior doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This is where research on affordable flowers online comes in handy.

Although not as long-lasting as most houseplants, certain flowers are wonderful because they require little maintenance–just a few minutes each week to water them!

Try DIY Air Fresheners

If you’re looking for a simple way to make your apartment smell like summer, try making your own air freshener!

Many easy recipes can be made with natural ingredients and will have your apartment smelling like a tropical oasis.

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For example, a citrus and herb spray is easy to make (you’ll need 12 lemons and 10 sprigs of rosemary) and smells delightful when used throughout the house. Or maybe you’d prefer something more traditional?

Homemade potpourri has been around since medieval times; just gather dried flowers or herbs in small bags (such as lavender buds), place them around the house in bowls or vases filled with water, and allow them time to soak up their scent before removing them so they don’t get moldy over time instead!

Incorporate Summer Scents into Your Cleaning Routine

If you want the apartment to smell like summer, it’s not enough to simply open the windows and let the breeze do its work.

You need an extra touch – and that’s where citrus fruits come in. Citrus fruits are great for cleaning surfaces and removing odors from places like your fridge or garbage disposal. They also work wonders on shower tiles!

All you have to do is squeeze some lemon or lime juice onto a paper towel and wipe down all areas where there are stains or mildew buildup – if there are any leftover smells from cooking fish or other foods with strong scents, this will help remove them as well.

Finally: if you don’t want any more surprises when opening up your fridge door after work tomorrow night (because who does?), try adding some sliced lemons inside with your other food items so everything smells fresh all week long!

Final Thoughts

It’s time to get started now that you know how to make your flat smell like summer. Try one or two of these suggestions today, and let us know how they go!

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