Positive energy fills the house if the dining room is arranged properly, says the science of Vastu (Vastu sasthra). The residents would benefit immensely in such a situation. Moreover, it is while having food that family members leading hectic lives sit down together. All these factors make the dining area a crucial place in the house.
When the position of the dining room is planned for a house, Vastu suggests some points; the most important of them being it should not directly face the front door. It is believed that such a design would cause financial loss to the household. To ward off such an ill-fortune, the view of the dining area from the front door can be blocked with a curtain or some other means.
Ideally, the dining room should be adjacent to the kitchen. Moreover, the floors of both the kitchen and the dining room should be at the same level.
Building the dining room on the north or east side of the house is considered auspicious according to Vastu. When choosing a dining table, select one with a square or rectangular top. However, the corners should not be sharp. The number of chairs kept near the table is also significant. It has to be an even number. Preferably, light colours are suitable for the dining room.
Having a wash room that opens to the dining area is not a good sign as it would bring negative energy into the space.
The direction one faces while having food also needs to be taken into account. One can have food sitting towards east, west or north. But avoid facing south while having meals, says Vastu science.
Also remember to place the dining table away from the walls. Arranging it close to the wall blocks the flow of energy. Keep some rock salt or powdered salt always on the dining table is also beneficial. According to Vastu, this would help fill positive energy in the interiors.