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Feng Shui in the Dining Room



The formal dining room is making a comeback in a major way with this season’s trends emphasizing form and function. In Feng Shui, the dining room is a symbol of community connections, family harmony, and friendships. It’s very important to nourish this part of your home by creating a comfortable and supportive place for your gatherings. Here are a few ways you can apply Feng Shui to your dining room.


Dining Room Table

The table shape you choose for your dining room will dramatically shift the energy in the space. A table that is round, oval, or with soft rounded edges creates a gentle atmosphere that is welcoming and encourages conversation.



Rectangular tables offer stability and grounding, but may come off as more severe. 



No table shape is good or bad in Feng Shui, but it should support your specific needs and serve you in a positive way.


Dining Room Seating

If you want a comfortable atmosphere that encourages guests to relax and linger, choose high-backed seating that is easy to get in and out of. Make sure there is enough room around each chair!



Consider the number of chairs in your dining room. There should be an even amount of chairs for the sake of balance and harmony. I also encourage people to have more chairs than the number of people living in your home. The extra seating creates space in your home’s energy for loved ones to come into your life. 


Varied Lighting

Really set the mood by including decorative fixtures with soft lighting and candles. Honestly, anything but overhead recessed lighting. This is a perfect opportunity to make a statement and pair your dining room table with a beautiful chandelier. 



Consider putting hardwired fixtures on dimmers for added flexibility and to impress your guests on your impeccable mood setting.


Keep it Warm

This is a room for joyful gatherings, so keep it warm and welcoming! Avoid glass tables and instead opt for a wood table. Adding an area rug will visually warm up the space and ground the energy in the room.



Fire and Earth Element colors like reds, yellows, and browns are great for adding warmth and uplifting energy in your dining room. 



Intentional Decor

As always, there should be some decorative touches to give your space some personality. In terms of Feng Shui, pick decorative items that remind you of abundance, togetherness, and positivity. Mirrors are an easy one as it will increase abundance by doubling the food and celebrations that you set for your guests.



Replaceable items like fresh flowers, fruit, and even candles can set a specific energy to your room as well. If you need a more compassionate space, peace lilies and apples are appropriate. For a lively gathering consider putting out citrus and vibrant flowers like red carnations. There is no set formula so I encourage experimentation!



The kitchen is the heart of the home, but the dining room is a gateway to that heart. A well designed dining room can provide needed respite and healing for you and your loved ones. So take care of this room so it can take care of you!


 

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