Wood is beautiful. However, it needs to be maintained in order for it to keep it’s beauty, especially in places where the heating is on for any length of time.
Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally is used to artistic effect as the “real” subject of an image.
It’s no easy task to introduce natural light into a home without the harsh repercussions of added heat. But there are ways around this.