Here come Thanksgiving and the year-end holidays, when we all start to spend a lot of time in dining rooms – our own and those in the homes of friends and family.
Dining rooms are important in Feng Shui because they mean so much to our health and well-being.
Here’s an example of a dining room that I just love. It’s serene and inviting, while also expressing abundance and good health.
It has good Feng Shui! Here’s why:
- The dining chairs are sturdy and have been carefully chosen for their curved edges that invite family and friends to sit down and share a meal.
- The chairs serve another important function, shielding diners from “sha chi” (poison arrows) of the sharp edges of the glass table. The table would be less threatening with a cloth that drapes over the edges.
- Big glass patio doors invite the abundance and healthful aspects of nature into the room. It looks as though these are screen doors, so in nice weather the room would have a lovely indoor/outdoor feel.
- The artwork is nicely balanced and unique, adding an important personal feeling to the room.
- Most importantly, the large mirror plays a big part in creating good Feng Shui. It reflects the abundance of the meals that are served, while in between meals – as when this photo was taken – it acts as a window, reflecting the greenery outside and bringing nature into the room.
The Five Elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water) can all be found here as well: Wood in the plantings; Fire in the lamp; Earth in the calming colors; Metal in the table legs and white accents; and Water in the mirror and glass table. (Find out more about the Five Elements here.)
What else about this dining room says “abundance” to you?
If you haven’t already, take a moment now to set up your dining room to have good Feng Shui for your holiday celebrations.
You’ll give the gift of positive Chi to all your visitors, whether they know what “Chi” is or not!
(And for some of my favorite mirrors, this is a good place to start.)
(Photo credit: chesapeakebaydiary)