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Decorating and Utilizing Incense Around the House: Ideas & Inspiration

Incense burners are most than just those simple wooden slabs with holes to put your scent sticks in. In actuality, there’s a whole variety of stylish burners to display in your house, warm up the corners and create rich, beautiful scents throughout your home. Surprisingly, they come in so many different colors, shapes and sizes. We’ve rounded up some great ideas and inspiration for decorating and utilizing incense around the house. Relax and take a peek at our finds!

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Essentially, you can place any incense burner you find and love into any nook or cranny of your home. Then you can have fun choosing your favorite scents to fill the house. Sandalwood, lavender and rose are just some of my personal favorites that create a rich, warm atmosphere.

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I love the idea of having your own personal incense burner by the tub or anywhere in the bathroom. When it’s time for a bit of relaxation, the scent will only help to create an inviting escape. Burn some eucalyptus to really help in the R&R. You can even have little teapot incense burners just for the counter tops.

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Sometimes you can even find funky, vintage incense burners with an personality all their own. From shapes, characters to psychedelic styles, if you’re looking for something to jazz up your home in a more surprising way, go on the hunt for these out-of-the-box pieces at thrift stores or even places like ModCloth or Etsy.

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Not every burner has to be hanging out on a table, instead it can just be hanging. Check out this beautiful crane incense burner that gently hangs in this home’s foyer. Whenever a guests comes inside they get an adorable little surprise with the inviting aromas the incense gives off.

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Of course you can always stick with the classic, wooden burners. Perfect for your home office, on the coffee table or on the kitchen counter, these burn subtly, look simple and you can easily change the scent with just a switch of the stick! These types also come in a variety of colors, sizes and sometimes even hold a bit of a fun designs. As long as your careful while burning, just like with candles, incense can make quite the different in the atmosphere and feel of your home. Have fun combining your favorite scents and enjoying all the wonderful smells you’ll create!

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on April 15, 2013

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Grace Lynne Fleming
From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words.

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