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FABRIC HEADBOARD: Yes, LOG BEAMS: Not so much

They almost got the feng shui right…but that super heavy log beam crossing your head / chest will make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep (that is, IF you can fall asleep here). Solution? You could put a firecracker cure on the beam but I would simply paint the log beam white. White in feng shui terms = metal, and metal cuts wood. Do a search of my blog for “beams” to find all my posts about them and more photos…

What I do love about this room, however, is the great use of fabric behind the bed to create a headboard effect that is tall enough to balance out the high ceiling and the tall windows. This is simple to recreate in your own home.

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SUNBEAMS: Feng Shui of Beams II

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!

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