This A-frame beam may be pleasant to look at but my feng shui hunch is it’s not a great placement for a bed. Traditionally, feng shui practice tells us that the beam is pushing a heavy weight and that energy can be felt if you are sensitive to it. You may experience it as headaches, restlessness, bad dreams, and uncomfortable sleeping positions.Solutions to counteracting beam energy:
*Relocate the bed so it’s not under the beam.
*Try a canopy bed with a white fabric between you and the beam.
*Paint the beam white. White symbolizes metal, metal cuts wood and negative energy will be diffused.
*Place a traditional Chinese feng shui firecracker under the beam. Perhaps you can make it look like an art sculpture to disguise its appearance. Much easier to paint the beam!
Phillipe Staark’s ghost chairs still look good to me. What do you think? I love the clean lines of this dining/conference room. The eclectic elements are right up my alley, too. They’ve included the feng shui elements: metal, wood, water, and if the dishes are red ceramic they’ve got earth and fire covered, too. Photo from the Miss Design blog. That wine bottle chandelier is fab, too. BTW the beams overhead painted white cut that negative beam energy perfectly—it’s a classic feng shui solution to overbearing beam energy, although in a dining room it’s not as problematical to have beams as it is in a bedroom.
A lot of people love the look of beams. Try sleeping under them for any length of time and you may or may not make the connection between your sleep difficulties and other health issues with the beams crossing your body and energy field overhead. The photo above is a classic example. It’s a guest room in someone’s home that is beautifully decorated. The sunbeam yellow color of the walls, the soft patina of the wood floors, the natural light, the balance of elements and the art work….all are very well done and it’s a very cozy room. Almost. Even the ceiling fan that can be a potential problem in feng shui terms is placed in a position where it can do no harm (it’s over the center of the room instead of over any beds–this is fine). But the wood beams are a problem. Solution? Paint them white because white symbolizes metal and metal cuts wood. This diffuses the energy of the beams and neutralizes their heavy impact so the room will feel more comfortable to sleep in. Hmmmm….this IS a guest room…maybe the intention was to not have guests overstay their welcome? In that case: leave the beams as is!