9 Tricks to Prevent Bad Odors in the Bedroom

October 17, 2018
On top of using natural fragrances to neutralize the air, it's important to air out spaces to freshen the air and put an end to bad odors.

Certain areas of homes, like kitchens and bedrooms, tend to accumulate odors. If you notice this happening in your bedroom or other areas, pay attention to the following tricks that will allow you to prevent bad odors. They’re simple and cheap. You’ll notice the difference and thank us!

1. Air out your home to prevent bad odors


Although it might seem obvious, if you air your bedroom out, you’ll refresh the air and eliminate the odors that leave the air feeling heavy.

Odors may arise from poorly circulated air, so there’s nothing like opening up the windows and letting in some fresh air!

2. Clean your light bulbs

A woman cleaning a lamp.

This tip is especially important in homes with smokers. Tobacco smoke not only leaves a stubborn odor, but it also forms an invisible film on light bulbs.

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Every time you turn on the light, the bulb will heat the film and the smell will come back. To solve this problem, just wipe your bulbs with a cloth every now and then.

3. Use fluorescent lighting

Make your light bulbs and other fixtures in your home your allies in fighting odors. These bulbs will leave your room smelling perfect.

Some tubes in this type of lighting are coated with a layer of titanium dioxide that absorbs bad odors. They’re special bulbs that you definitely have to buy!

4. Pay attention to your carpets

A person vacuuming a carpet.

Bad odors often emanate from textiles, especially carpets and rugs.

To eliminate bad odors, first vacuum your carpets. Then, use a product to dry-wash smells away. Baking soda is a good (and cheap) option.

5. Lemons

Lemons have so many beneficial properties and uses. Use them to eliminate fish smells and other odors that permeate your home. You can also simply use their fresh scent to brighten a room.

  • To do so, cut three lemons in half and boil them in plenty of water.
  • Let simmer for 30 minutes over low heat until you notice they’re releasing their citrus aroma. Let cool wherever you want to freshen the air. This is a really effective home remedy.

6. Clean upholstery

A person cleaning upholstery.

Cleaning your sofa’s upholstery is really important. Make sure the product you use is compatible with the material. Try to find a scented one.

Before applying any cleaning product, you should first vacuum the upholstery for a really effective cleaning. For leather, the best way to avoid odors is to clean this material with an oil-based soap made especially for leather.

7. Air fresheners

Using an air freshening spray is another simple trick to prevent bad odors and get your bedroom smelling great again.

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To make your own, mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution around any room to eliminate lingering odors.

8. Potpourri


Another way to make your home smell good is with floral potpourri, something you could even make yourself.

Take a cloth sachet and fill with a mix of fresh herbs and flowers. The sachet will give off an incredible aroma. Place it anywhere in your home where you want to eliminate bad odors.

9. Vinegar absorbs bad odors

To put an end to bad odors for good, leave a cup full of white vinegar in a room.

After a few hours, the room will smell much better because the vinegar will have absorbed the bad odors. This trick also works in smellier areas like the kitchen and bathroom.

Just put a cup of vinegar in some water and let stand for a while. Then, remove and discard the water. You’ll really notice the difference!

As you can see, these tricks to prevent bad odors are simple and cheap. Why not try them out today?