MINDFUL INTERIOR DESIGN

This week’s article is about our powerful sense of smell.
What makes it so potent is because it’s tied directly to the area of the brain that holds our emotions and memories.
There are certain pleasant scents that every time you smell them, you’ll be immediately taken back to a wonderful memory; remembrances that make you smile and feel happy.
It’s written by LAURA GASKILL, Houzz contributor and her thoughts say it perfectly

Thinking back to my childhood home, I remember the smells most vividly: the jasmine growing by the mailbox; the honeysuckle vines climbing the back fence; the clean, simple scent of baby bubble bath; even the subtle background scent of polished wood floors. Scent tends to be more closely tied to memories than any of the other senses, making it the perfect vehicle for tapping into your most cherished memories. Of course, it’s not all about the past. Delicious smells can make your home and garden a wonderland of sensory pleasures — so you can savor the moment today and create new memories to treasure tomorrow.

Freshly cut grass. Mowing the lawn may not always top the list of favorite things to do, but the pleasure of smelling freshly cut grass is undeniable. And for those with fond memories of a farm childhood, why not bring back the scent of the hay barn by tossing a bale or two in the backyard to use as summer seating? Covered with old quilts, hay bales make comfy bench seats.

photos via Houzz

I’d love to read about your favorite scents and the memories they evoke, Let me know in the comments section.
Until next time…
Blessings from my home to yours,
Nancy
Dedicated to helping you live your rooms—not the other way around

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