I recently had a conversation with a reader about how to choose a ceiling fan. Not stylish by nature, they’re often non-negotiable (especially in the South). While I would rather have a big, beautiful statement light above our bed, I would rather not sweat while I sleep. The bedroom ceiling fan isn’t going anywhere.
When it come to choosing a ceiling fan, I definitely think less is more. For our room, we used a $45 one (from Lowe’s) with no overhead light. (If you need overhead lighting, I’d go with one simple light like this.)
Not every element in a space has to be a decorative statement. Sometimes, it just has to be functional—and maybe ignored, a little. I’m personally not big on painting blades, adding drum shades or other other decoration in at attempt to disguise it. I’m not a “fan” of anything that attracts more attention.
What do you think? Are fans non-negotiable in your house, too?