Happy new week and the official first day of autumn! As I mentioned in my article how to create a hygge home, scents are very important to achieve a peaceful, serene and inviting space that you will enjoy and feel calm in.

A go-to scent for relaxation for many is for instance lavender, which can help calm the mind and body almost instantly. The smell of lavender has many other benefits; it may help you improve your sleep, can reduce blood pressure and heart rate while making you feel less stressed. Oh and they do also look beautiful in a vase so that is a bonus.

The flowers of the lavender plant have a soothing fragrance when they are fresh or dry, which makes them great as they will last long in your home. I decided to pick up a bouquet to bring a bit of calm to my home. What do you think?

In addition to the large vase in my kitchen, I also put a few lavenders in the living room so now my house smells oh so good

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// Photo credit: Ingrid Opstad

Ingrid Opstad

That Scandinavian feeling is a blog by Ingrid Opstad, a Norwegian journalist living in Italy. Ingrid wants her blog to represent the feeling of coziness and calm with a Nordic simplistic, minimalistic style. The blog is intended to share her knowledge and love for Scandinavia; touching upon everything from interiors, design, lifestyle, travel to hygge. A place where you can get inspired to find that Scandinavian feeling yourself, no matter where in the world you are.