The time devoted to eating should be a social event shared with family or friends. It is said that if we want to build harmony in the family, all family members must meet at least once a day for a meal together at a common table in the dining room. To make this successful, kitchen design according to Feng Shui is particularly important.

Kitchen design according to Feng Shui

The dining room is the place where we take food and turn it into energy. The better this energy is, the more power and vitality you have. Unfortunately, the current time and the hectic lifestyle with the fast food. We no longer have the time to cook the dishes ourselves for every social event, and the food loses its original meaning. The dining tables often have several functions and are stuffed with papers, magazines, letters, in the worst case – advertising leaflets.

In the dining room you sometimes leave books on the table

The Chinese appreciate the kitchen design after Feng Shui, because the table is the center of their wealth. Often, a mirror is placed over the tables, optically multiplying the amount of food on the table and thus increasing the wealth of the family. But we are not just looking at China. Nevertheless, we must realize how important for our health is peace and tranquility during meals. It is necessary that we are not distracted during meals, and the dining room should be a place where, at least temporarily, the clock can run for a while.

Quietly relax in the dining room

Which colors and materials to choose
In our hectic world we need to strengthen our peace and quiet, so in the dining room kitchen would be more natural and softer materials that fill the room with harmonious and peaceful energy. For example, the design metal table with a glass top will force us to stay no longer than necessary.
The digestion of food and the conversion of environmental energy (stomach and spleen) belongs to the element earth and it is supported by all the colors of the land. That’s why these color combinations really are a good choice – from the warm yellows to the terracotta and beige to brown colors. It is important that the dining room is bright enough. Likewise, the light should be placed over the desk to light up the dishes well. Your kitchen design should be calm and warm, and if that is not the case, make sure that the temperature in the room is at least pleasant.

Bright colors after Feng Shui

Heat in the dining room
If you want to increase the feeling of warmth in the dining room, you can use small, indirect lighting with a soft yellow light. The healthy yang – a living energy that we also get with good lighting, also increase burning candles, metal cutlery and vivid flowers. Conversely, if you want to strengthen the slow flow of yin energy, place on the table a tablecloth, placemats or cotton napkins as decoration.

More light for a warmer atmosphere

Where and how to sit down
If we choose a chair, it should certainly be comfortable and well padded. The high backrest provides stability and a sense of security, while the armrests increase overall seating comfort. Chairs with rounded shapes are preferred, which have no sharp edges and are necessarily stable. Beware of advanced materials, for example, the transparent plastic does not bring good energy. The effect of a “non-existent” chair can cause the feeling of insecurity that can later be transmitted to life. As you sit at the table it is good to have no sharp furniture corner or walls facing you. If so, put a living flower, lamp, or other non-violent obstacle that stops or slows down the sharp energy.
Again, as with any session, it is preferable to have your back covered. Therefore, if you have visitors, seat your guests so that your back is against a wall and you have a view of the room and the door.

View of the free space

Now you can enjoy a few photos of Feng Shui-focused dinners:

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