I read an interesting feng shui article recently entitled “Could your canopy bed be causing your depression?” Please go read the article and then come back to see my take on it here. (The blog where I found the article didn’t allow for comments otherwise I would have put my opinion there with the page I found it on). Here is the photo of the bed in question.
I’m happy to hear that the owner of the bed was relieved of her depression and headaches when she removed the canopy. Just looking at this one gives me a headache. For me, the reason is the gauzy shroud-like fabric. Symbolic of a death shroud (white color in Chinese tradition is the color one wears to funerals), also the weight of the fabric is transparent–ghostly– and draped down low over the bed itself instead of pulled taut like a ceiling would be. It’s all wrong for the substantial bed furniture that it is draped to. I’m betting that a canopy done properly in the right fabric would not have had the same ill effects on the owner of this bedroom. Another reason for depression when none can be found is to do some detective work on who lived in the home before you. Perhaps someone with drug problems, divorce, depression, or even someone who lingered and died here or killed themselves here. This is something that could cause problems for the new tenant.