Feng Shui Q & A : Headboards

glamour in a custom headboard via Design*Sponge

A reader asked the question: ” What about Headboards? There is a wooden one painted black that I am interested in, but don’t know if color is problematic?”

My answer:

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There are so many things to be said about headboards and a person’s personality, this is a fun & poetic topic!

Having no headboard at all could signal the feeling that this is a temporary, “just-passing-through” place to live, or it could be the sign of someone who is not grounded and not aware of how to care for themselves. 

This is not your issue now, as you are in the market for a headboard!  You are looking at a wooden, black headboard.  Lets start with the feng shui of wood in the bedroom.  Creative, natural, and solid.  I am into real, solid wood.  Its got integrity, structure, strength.  We like all of those words.

Now, the black.  Its a sexy, mysterious color. Too much is morbid and also tens to seperate you from society.   As long as your whole room isn’t laden with black, it shouldn’t be a big problem, speaking in a general sense.  However, because you are asking, I ask you this question: “what compelled you to be unclear about black as a good choice?”   Ultimately, its not going to be a make-break point in the success of your bedroom….most-likely. (I can only be so specific without atually knowing you and your particular needs)

But, here is what I can say definitively: a SOLID, LARGE headboard will create a sense of stability and you need a sense of stability in the bedroom.  Triangular headboards can add visual interest and fire, but that fire may be too much for a person, or a couple, that already runs “very hot” by nature.  And metal headboards are to be avoided because they conduct electricity, which is the last thing you need behind your head at night in this world full of electrical/technological smog!

I hope that helps a bit!  This sounds good to me…. I’d go for it!!!

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