Family is not an important thing, it’s everything. – Michael J. Fox
As we approach Thanksgiving and the holidays, I am reminded how thankful I am for my family. For some, the holiday is a stressful time as relationships with family may be awkward or just downright stressful. Here are five Feng Shui Dining Room Tips to Improve Your Family Relations:
1. Keep it Fruitful
Make sure the dining table is bountiful and filled with lots of fruit and food. This symbolically represents abundance and thereby ensuring continued prosperity. However, make sure you don’t stash junk on the table. The dining table is not a storage place. Keep it neat and clean. If your dining area is not connected to your kitchen, you may also consider utilizing mirrors on the walls around it to reflect the abundance on the dining table and multiply it. Only do this if the mirror is not reflecting anything negative such as the toilet.
2. Stick Together
Are you and your family just eating dinner in front of a television? Are you sitting separately or eating at different times? How can you develop a bond with family if you are constantly apart? To foster togetherness, it’s best for family members to dine together and at home as much as possible. Dining at home stimulates good chi for the home. This is not just good feng shui tip, but common sense. Devote some time every week to have dinner with your family. Ideally each family member should also sit in their most auspicious direction.
3. Table it
Round dining tables are considered particularly auspicious as they signify smoothness and harmony. Rectangular dining tables (with rounded corners) represents expansion and flourishment for the members of the family both professionally and personally. Use a dining table that is made out of solid material. The dining chairs should also be sturdy and have solid back support. Avoid placing the table across from the toilet or underneath a beam as this may impact health, career, and prosperity luck.
4. Give it Some Room
In feng shui, it is all about abundance and not feeling cramped in one space. The dining table should be spacious enough for each member of the family to sit comfortably. Also, make sure the dining area is airy and allows light to come into this during the day to boost the space’s overall chi. Add a bright and elegant chandelier if the dining space does not get a lot of natural lighting.
5. Fine Dining
If you have cracked or chipped dishes, no matter how expensive they were, get rid of them! Using broken dishes symbolically represents loss of luck and can impact your wealth. This is also true for utensils such as chopsticks, forks, knifes, and spoons. Replace them as soon as you can.
In Feng Shui, the dining room is one of the most important spaces in the home. With some adjustments the dining room feng shui can positively impact relations between family members and even one’s career, health, and wealth luck. Hope you find these tips helpful in time for preparation for the holidays. Feel free to drop me a comment.