In our home, the bed is tucked into a corner to preserve space, since the footprint of the room is decidedly small. Even if we had the space, I doubt that I'd be tempted to let the bed "float" in the room — that is, to place the bed so it isn't against any wall at all. Feng shui adherents aren't a fan of floating beds either, claiming that it creates negative energy in a room. Whether or not you ascribe to such ideas, a floating bed is rarely a practical choice for most standard bedrooms. I can see the look working in an open loft, or a room where the bed is the singular focus in the space. However, add in dressers, artwork, and other needed furniture pieces, and the look can get a bit messy.
What's your say? Are you a fan of the floating bed, or does the look not hold water with your personal tastes?