How to feel good at home: 10 tips for creating a haven of peace

Whether you spend a lot of time at home or simply want to create a comforting space, there are many ways to improve your well-being at home. By combining the principles of Feng Shui, energy-cleansing rituals and a few clever ideas, you can transform your home into a haven of peace.

Discover our tips for feeling good at home.

#1 Air your rooms to release negative energy

Airing your home is a practice recommended by health professionals and energy practitioners alike. Do you feel oppressed at home? Feeling uneasy? Your home may be accumulating negative emotions such as stress, anger or fatigue. 

Get into the habit of regularly airing out your rooms to renew the energy in your spaces. Opening your windows and creating a draught to eliminate these stagnant energies will soothe a state of anxiety.

#2 Perform an energy cleanse to restore a healthy home

Energetic cleansing of your home is essential to eliminate negative energies that may be causing insomnia, stress, family conflicts or relationship tensions. In energy theory, the home is seen as a living being that enters into synergy with its occupants. It can therefore take on harmful energies and influence yours, even in times of calm. 

Various plants with energetic properties can be used to ward off unwanted vibrations, such as Palo Santo or white sage. At HOZHO, we’ve designed energetic treatments with active ingredients specially dedicated to purifying, protecting and harmonizing the home.

 

You can perform an energetic cleansing at key moments, such as moving in, in times of stress or during important events. To maintain a healthy environment and feel at home every day, it’s a good idea to make it part of a regular routine.

#3 Decorate your home to cultivate positive emotions

The visual environment of your home, including colors and decorative objects, has a direct impact on your emotions. Sprinkle your spaces with photos of loved ones, happy memories and inspirational elements. Reminding yourself of these happy moments throughout the day will stimulate the production of happiness and bonding hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin, improving your mood.

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Fragrance collections with energy principles for the home, creations by HOZHO.

 

In feng shui theory, but also in chromotherapy and chromatotherapy, color is used to awaken the senses and nourish beneficial energies. Choosing the right colors for each room is therefore essential. 

Shades of red, orange and yellow, which evoke fire, are stimulating, dynamic and joyful. They are recommended in offices, kitchens, living rooms or dining rooms to encourage creativity and communication. Conversely, blue has a calming effect and calms the mind.

For bedrooms and relaxation areas, it’s best to opt for soft, nature-like colors, such as pastels and bright hues. Sharp contrasts should be avoided, as they tend to stimulate the mind rather than encourage inner calm.

#4 Place your bed correctly to guarantee a better night’s sleep

The bed is one of the most important places in your home, as it’s where you rest, free your mind and recharge your energies. Make sure you position the headboard preferably against a wall or a high headboard, and keep it away from doors and windows. You don’t want to be in the middle of energy currents that could disrupt your sleep.

#5 Keep electronic devices away from the bedroom

The design and browsing experience of social platforms are designed to stimulate the brain and generate a form of addiction. The aim is to stimulate your interest by chaining together short, low-value content that satisfies an immediate interest… before arousing a new one.

The consequences of these methods are numerous: they generate stress and excite the brain by producing dopamine, which is not conducive to restful sleep. As far as possible, keep electronic devices such as telephones and computers out of your bedroom and switch them off at night.

#6 Spread natural fragrances to enjoy the benefits of aromatherapy.

Essential oils of lavender, mandarin or Petit Grain Bigarade are reputed to calm anxiety. In aromatherapy, plant extracts are used to enhance both physical and emotional well-being. These oils can be applied to the skin, inhaled dry (a few drops on a handkerchief), steamed (in hot water or via a diffuser) or taken orally.

Hozho ranges are inspired by ancient traditions to create plant combinations with powerful energetic properties. Selected by an energeticist, they are macerated by hand to retain all the richness of their aromas and active compounds. Myrrh, sandalwood, bamboo and rose are used in our candles, sprays and ecological energy diffusers. Their enchanting scents are free of synthetic fragrances and derived entirely from high-quality natural ingredients.

#7 Use houseplants to purify the air

Houseplants can purify the air in your home and create a soothing atmosphere. According to the feng shui tradition, plants also play an essential role in attracting positive energies. 

These include orchids, associated with joy and fertility, bamboo, considered a good-luck charm and energy catalyst, and peace lilies, used to purify the air. Aloe vera is said to bring prosperity.

#8 Adapt your lighting

Lighting plays an essential role in creating a comforting atmosphere. Choose light bulbs and fixtures that allow you to modulate the light to suit your needs. Natural light is ideal during the day, while soft, subdued lighting is perfect for relaxing evenings.

Feng shui recommends natural sunlight during the day and candlelight in the evening. In any case, it’s essential to avoid excessively bright lighting, as it tends to excite the brain, which is counterproductive in areas dedicated to rest.

For this reason, we recommend choosing bulbs with a warm color spectrum and favoring lamps made from natural materials such as wood or wickerwork.

#9 Encourage creativity with a dedicated space

Set up a corner specifically reserved for your creative activities, whether painting, music, writing or any other form of artistic expression that moves you. 

Make this space a place where you’re free to explore, experiment and connect with your creative self. A source of joy, fulfillment and personal satisfaction, this sanctuary will help you feel fulfilled in your home.

#10 Tidy up your home

Accumulation and clutter are often a reflection of the mind. Putting your mind in order starts with tidying up your home. This will also promote energy harmony. 

Avoid storing unnecessary objects and keep your visible space clear by favouring modest-sized furniture and concealing your personal belongings. 

Feel good at home with HOZHO

HOZHO creations are designed to accompany you in your daily life, transforming your space into a regenerating place. By taking care of your inner vibrations and purifying your energies, we help you create a protective refuge, dedicated to introspection, rest, creativity and sharing.

Our ranges, Les Flammes, Les Brises and Les Pluies, are original collections designed to harmonize your living space and imbue your daily life with positive intentions. They are handmade in France, using top-quality ingredients, by craftsmen endowed with exceptional know-how.

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