A place of entertainment and social gathering, the dining room is where friends and
family come together to enjoy good food and conversation. Families who eat meals
together in this space are likely to have strong bonds and establish good
communication. According to members of the Chinese community, eating feeds the
spirit as well as the physical body.
The basic aim of a dining room is to provide an intimate setting for a social gathering
among friends and family. Using of Feng Shui, the dining room will provide an
environment free of distraction that strengthens every aspect of your life including
and health. Yin personalities must interact with its Yang counterparts in a Feng Shui
dining room. Display decorations that appeal to you and your familyʼs taste and of
course, welcoming to your guests.
Here are some great Feng Shui tips for transforming your dining room into a beautiful
space for social gatherings:
1- Use a round or square table to have more Yang and dynamic Chi energy. An oval
or rectangular table brings gentle energy, optimal for relaxing dinners.
2- Choose a wood table. Tables made from wood do not speed up Chi energy. To
increase Yin energy, soft woods such as elm or pine are the best choice for
relaxed family meals. For formal dinners, use tables made from dark woods such
as oak, teak and mahogany.
3- Place an even number of chairs around your dining room table, so, the person
sitting in the odd chair isnʼt left out of the conversation.
4- Select comfortable chairs with a strong back for support.
5- Use warm rather than cool colors for your dining room décor. Shades of red,
orange, burgundy, yellow, brown and cream are more conducive to the nourishing
and enjoyable experience of eating than are cool shades of grey, blue and green.
6- Adorn the buffet or sideboard with fresh flowers or fruits to bring abundance in all
areas of your life.
7- Display a crystal chandelier over the center of the dining table. This will help to
balance Chi in the room.
8- Put a mirror on the wall over the buffet or sideboard, reflecting the table. The
reflection of the food on the table, symbolizes wealth and abundance for the
household. Excellent energy expanders, mirrors enhance the healthy Chi energy
produced by food.
9- -Choose yellow rather than blue-based lighting which encourages the appetite.
The lighting style and effect should reinforce the energy and style.
10--Use candles to gently energize the dining room and create intimates settings for
parties and romantic meals for two.
1- Have too much furniture. The room should not be cramped, but easy to navigate
around the dining table.
2- Display too many accessories. Excessive accessorizing distract from the main activit
of enjoying of a meal with friends and family.
3- Display clocks and calendars, so time pressures from the day donʼt carry over to the
4-Use broken, chipped or cracked dishes or glasses. The dishes you serve your food in
increase your prosperity and abundance. Ornate or expensive looking dishes carry
wealth luck. Chinese or Asian dishes with fish designs or other wealth related designs
improve wealth energy.
5-Keep old, tarnished silverware, torn napkins and discolored place-mats
-Use a tablecloth rather than individual place mats, bringing closeness among the
--Make sure the dining table doesnʼt have any hard edged corners.