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Photo Credit: Les Indiennes

This is my favorite pic of the week that I pulled from Apartment Therapy who pulled it from Les Indiennes who made the lucious fabrics in India and guess who is going to India next February? See–there is always a method to my madness. But the reason I love this photo besides the yummy indigo color on open fields of fresh cream is this: there is an excellent balance of yin (feminine round shapes) and yang (masculine square angled shapes). That’s good feng shui. Notice the round pendant globe lamp. Even the square cushions have big round polka dots printed on them. I also want to point out the cloth backdrop going up the wall from the day bed. This is a perfect example of a soft headboard effect to use behind a bed. It can add balance to other tall furniture within a room. See what I mean?

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Photo from apartmenttherapy.com.

Photo from apartmenttherapy.com.

Here’s an example of what to do if you don’t have a headboard for your bed frame. Bring fabric all the way up behind to the ceiling. You don’t have to be as formal and tailored as this one in the photo. You could drape it over a bar at the top. Or, you could bring it over the bed from the ceiling like a canopy. This is much better feng shui than simply having your bed pushed up against the wall without anything but blank wall over it. It’s also soft, so you don’t have to worry about it falling on you. See more of this house at Apartment Therapy, an excellent design resource online.

Here’s another example of using fabric to create the anchoring effect of a headboard. If you have a canopy frame bed like this one below, bring fabric around only the upper end and sides for a good feng shui solution. the matching sideboards and lamps are also good feng shui.

Pic of Katie & Eddie's/apartmenttherapy.com

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