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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