The dining area is a place where the entire family gets together for meals on a daily basis and on special occasions, when joined by friends. “The dining room is a sacred space and the dining table is a symbol of health, nourishment and bonding. Ideally, one should eat meals facing east, west or north. Regularly eating meals, while facing south, will invite health issues. The dining table should be square or rectangular in shape and not round or any irregular shape,” adds Parmar.
The dining area should have adequate light and not be dull. Try and create a warm and inviting dining area, to make meal time enjoyable. Choose attractive pendant focus lights or a chandelier above the table, to create a soothing ambiance. One can have simple wooden chairs, leather upholstered chairs or fabric upholstered chairs. For furnishings, use patterned options against plain walls or vice-versa. However, avoid excessive use of design and colors, as this can be distracting.
“Paintings near the dining area should be cheerful. Avoid paintings that symbolize violence and negative aspects of life. Ideal depictions include fruits, vegetables, farms, relaxing natural sceneries or Annapurna (goddess of food). Dress up the table with fresh flowers and colorful table linen. Ensure that the table is visually appealing, including the crockery and cutlery. Never use broken or damaged crockery. Do not keep too many unwanted things on the table. Clutter creates stagnant energy and impedes the flow of positive energy,” concludes Parmar.