Feng Shui Dining Room

In feng shui, dining rooms are given a very high degree of importance and that’s because it’s “The Room” where a family is “supposed to” dine and spend a real quality time together.

I said “supposed to” because in most houses dining rooms are seldom used (for dining) and they – tend to – become “dumping rooms” for all sorts of things that can’t find a place elsewhere in the home; here’s a list of few – really few – items that are usually dumped in dining rooms:

  1. kid’s toys
  2. old cabinets
  3. seldom used travel bags
  4. laundry clothes

and the list goes on and on.

However, you must understand that piling all these items – that don’t actually belong – to the dining room has a very – and very I mean – negative effect on feng shui of dining room.

In fact, I can go ahead and boldly state that piling clutter in any area of a home or office is bound to deteriorate feng shui for that area because they restrict the free flow of Qi energy in the house.

Note: Here, I assume that you’re aware of feng shui and Qi energy concepts; if you aren’t then please read the article @ Feng Shui & Qi Energy.

Having said that, I nowhere mean that you can’t have kid’s toys or laundry clothes in the house, what I am trying to say is that just keep them at appropriate places and don’t let them clutter your house.

Now, I know that you want to learn – and really understand – feng shui dining room tips, so, without any delay let’s jump right away to those.

Feng Shui Dining Room

Feng Shui Dining Room – Here’s What You Need To Do

Feng Shui dining room is aimed at making the dining room in your home a feng shui compliant one. A feng shui dining room is the one that arouses hunger, brings harmony, strengthens the bond amongst family members, attracts prosperity, enhances wealth and a whole lot more.

Below are feng shui dining room tips (in do’s and don’ts format).

Feng Shui Dining Room – What to Follow

  1. Make sure that the dining room is inviting, comfortable, hunger arousing and calm.
  2. Maintain balance of colors in dining room; don’t make it too bright or overly dull.
  3. Dining room must be well ventilated and it should receive plenty of sunlight.
  4. Hang a mirror in dining area such that it reflects the dining table; this’ll bring in more prosperity. Follow feng shui mirror guidelines mentioned @ Feng Shui Mirror Placement while placing mirrors anywhere in your home.
  5. You can provide a wash basin in North or East of dining area.
  6. Keep the dining room as near as possible to kitchen.
  7. Have kitchen and dining on the same floor.
  8. If your kitchen is really huge then utilize an area of the kitchen as dining area.
  9. If the dining room in your home is a part of living room (a common case nowadays) then put curtains or potted plants as a line of demarcation.
  10. Go for a square/rectangular or oval/circular dining table.
  11. Make sure that the dining table is of high quality wood.
  12. The dining table must be big enough to provide space for everyone.
  13. Keep the number of chairs even.
  14. Keep sitting arrangement such that no one’s back is towards a door or window as it causes a sense of insecurity.
  15. East facing is good for head of the family; other members can face North, East or West while dining.
  16. Be polite and gentle to family member while dining (this, in no way, means that you can yell at them elsewhere); be gentle and polite always.
  17. Be relaxed, calm, happy and stress-free while dining; in fact be this way always.
  18. Always keep something on the dining table; you can keep fruits on it; apples help develop friendship, pears are good to attract positive energy, peaches aid in good health and oranges symbolize richness and prosperity.
  19. If fruits aren’t your choice then you can keep flowers on dining table. Just make sure not to use dried flowers, they imply deterioration.
  20. Make sure to have meals with your family daily; however, if that’s not possible then at least have a meal together once a week.
  21. Images of mouthwatering and lip smacking dishes in dining room arouses hunger.
  22. Always thank God before you start eating.

Feng Shui Dining Room – Here’s What to Avoid

  1. No toilet doors in front of dining table or dining room.
  2. Make sure that dining room door and house entrance doesn’t face each other.
  3. Make sure that the dining room doesn’t become a room of dining etiquette for anyone; else they’ll lose interest in eating.
  4. Never sit under a beam while eating.
  5. Please avoid TV and other electrical instruments in the dining room; this’ll make the family to spend some quality time together.
  6. Avoid low ceiling in dining room.
  7. Avoid negative paintings such as weeping girl, war, crime etc. in dining room; in fact avoid them everywhere.
  8. Avoid hanging clocks in dining room; they tend to create haste while eating.
  9. Never eat in dark.
  10. Avoid eating alone; that increases loneliness. Put on some soothing music if you’re alone.
  11. Avoid irregular shaped dining tables such as, diamond or hexagonal shaped ones.
  12. Avoid glass top dining tables as they’ll bring in nervous energy.
  13. Avoid dining tables that have cushions on top; go for hard top dining tables as they represent solid foundation.
  14. Never place the dining table touching a wall; it must be away from any wall so that everyone can sit comfortably.
  15. Avoid rocking chairs in dining room.
  16. Avoid facing south while eating.
  17. Don’t allow kids to sit in the South-West corner of dining table.
  18. Never use or even keep broken or chipped utensils or glass wares.

Alright, so with this we come to the end of the article about feng shui dining rooms; but just before you leave this article, here are the links of some really interesting and related feng shui topics that you MUST READ:

Related & MUST READ articles:

  1. Kitchen Feng Shui – The Correct Way To Do It
  2. Feng Shui Mirrors – How They Attract Riches

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  • josie granada

    If top of the table is made of glass, do we have any remedy for this? Is covering it with table cloth okay to break the negativity that it caused? please. thanks

  • Emil

    Hi. Great article! I’m currently working with an architect to design my new house. Is it OK for the masterbedroom to be directly above the dining room? The kitchen is currently placed below our master bathoom.

  • Phoenix

    Hi, I just recently rented a bed room apartment and it seems there are quite a numbers of “don’ts ” are in this apartment . may I seek for your advice ? I would like to send my floor plan to you- kindly share with me your email address please? Thank you

  • Hi Emil,

    Thanks for all the appreciation. Yes, a master bedroom can be above a dining room.

    Good Luck!

  • Hi,

    Attach the layout (with North marked) with your next comment and I’ll be more than happy to help you..


    • Phoenix

      Thank you, I am asking my landlord to share the layout and will put it up as soon as I receive.

    • Phoenix


      Really appreciative of your kind help~
      The red line parallel to the bed is the full length mirror of the wardrobe – I heard this is “don’t” in fengshui . And the red square is the Buddhist prayer altar ( tall glass cabinet) – I am not sure whether this is right place. I really would like to improve my romance (particularly with commitment to me), money & health. Thank you very much in advance!

  • Ok

  • Hi,

    That mirror facing bed needs to be covered while you’re using the bed. I can see that there’s a kitchen in North of the house; here’s the link for that: http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-kitchen/

    For love and romance read the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-love/

    For wealth and money refer the article @ http://www.fengshuipundit.com/feng-shui-wealth/


    • Phoenix

      Thank you for your guidance , may I know what is the remedy for having bathroom in romance corner ???
      In my parents house , I noticed that my Mom faces West when she cooks- she had suffered fracture and other health issues. Pls help to suggest cure or Feng shui items . Thank you!!

  • Rewina Soemeer

    Hi , i wanted to ask which direction is best for placing a home gym room (personal fitness area} on the second floor? is the West good?

  • Hi,

    West and East should be good. If there’re heavy equipment in Gym then prefer West.


  • Hi,

    You’re welcome. Please send me the layout of the house (with North marked) and I’ll be more than happy to help you.

    For West facing: Get an induction cook top etc. and place it such that your mom faces East while cooking (if the kitchen is in SE) or West (if the kitchen is in NW).. let her cook something on it daily; may be rice or tea/coffee etc..


  • Tini

    Hi. May I know can a balcony be above the dining room?