Feng shui is the art of balancing and harmonizing your home in order to help you obtain what you want and deserve in your life. Feng shui dining room techniques support the ideals of unity within family life, and the dining room is a place where we strengthen our social and family bonds, through communication and nourishment, of our physical, mental, and spiritual selves. The atmosphere of your dining room will have a significant impact on how you feel while you are eating. For a feng shui dining room, you might start by taking stock of the directions in the room so you can harmonize the flow of energies. The colors you use, as well as the furniture and placement of decor, all influence the movement of chi and your experience of well-being. Most experts agree that the dining room should not be located too close to the front door or people will want to eat and run.
To remedy this place a screen or beaded curtain to obstruct the view of the door from sight. If the view from the windows is distracting one can also put up half curtains or reversible window blinds to block the distraction and bring the focus back. Then, the most ideal table shapes for a Feng shui dining room are a square, round or oval. A rectangle is good as well if it is not too long. Dining room tables that are missing corners are considered unlucky except for the octagon which is considered to be an auspicious shape. It is also important that the dining room table is not too cramped in a space. This allows the chi and people to move freely and easily around the table.