Arc Lamp in the Bedroom?

My boyfriend decided to redecorate our bedroom and I was so excited that I could finally put my interior design knowledge into practical use. However, he left out one bit of information — he wanted to make his own decisions on the selections of new furniture, bedding, lighting, etc. I think he really wanted to make me proud and show me that he can also put together a well designed space. I am pretty impressed with the progress so far, but am still contemplating if an arc lamp belongs in the bedroom and in particular, over the bed.

My initial concerns for a lamp hanging over the bed is bumping my head and knocking it over. I was excited to have my interior designer friend over the other night and showed him our in-progress bedroom. He lives by the philosophies of feng shui, so you can guess what he said. The arc light has been in our bedroom for a week now and it is starting to grow on me. I am not sure if I like it because I am used to it or because it is the best lighting solution for my side of the bed.

I would love to get input from a few fresh eyes. Thanks for your help!

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