Today Feng Shui By Fishgirl is looking at dining rooms with feng shui appeal. This first pic has all the elements: Earth (brick walls, ceramic base of table), Water (windows and mirror), Fire (the red of the floral chandelier), Wood (the gorgeous wood floors and some of the chairs, Metal (the white color as well as some of the chairs). Not only does it incorporate 5 elements for great balance, the dining table is round for yin energy balanced against the squareness of yang windows. The table and furnishings is in perfect proportion to the height of the ceilings and overall this has a stunning visual impact. The mismatched chairs are particularly cool.
Another similar room with high ceilings, white painted brick walls, tall windows…this is the loft I used to live in downtown LA. I had an oval shaped American antique table made with wooden pegs, bright orange chairs from IKEA, and my own artwork on the walls. The hearts painting was called “Loteria Corazon” and was hung in the Love & Relationship area of the space. The fiery orange chairs were perfect for the Wealth/Fame/Love areas, all located at the upper end of this 16′ narrow space (the open floorplan was 72′ long!).
I found a pic of a dining room with a square table and rug but the use of color saves the space from being boring. Can you also see that they have round accessories such as the pendant lamp and the glass bowl on the table that brings yin-yang balance and also balance to the 5 elements. The zingy color makes me feel that there would be stimulating conversations held at this dinner table!
The soft green dining room shown here has soft plush upholstered chairs with rounded edges and a round wood dining table. The orchid, the two small lamps, the swirly lamp overhead…all give a nice feng shui feel to this dining space.
I found this dining room to be very beautiful even though the table is long and skinny. Why? Again, the balance is right…Wood, Water, Fire, Metal, and Earth (well not that much Earth…but cut flowers can represent Earth) are all here. But the key is accessorizing well. The chandelier and the well chosen art work plus the bright colored wall really make a statement.
This all white dining room might have come off cold and uninviting but the multi color chairs saved it. There is a preponderence of square yang shapes…but then the globe pendant lamps were brought in and the round dinner pates and voila: feng shui balance. Often dining rooms are neglected or take on too formal a function and are rarely used.
Got to add this last one from Apartment Therapy. ALL the elements represented here for optimum feng shui, plus art, plus yin-yang balance…yummm! What’s for dinner?
I can imagine all of the dining areas shown here to be rooms that are inviting and comfortable enough for every meal to be taken there. And THAT’s good feng shui. What’s your dining room look like? Do you use it often?