Kevin and I have had an ongoing debate about the bedroom…. well mainly what goes on the ceiling!
Me: I absolutely adore chandeliers hanging from the ceiling either over the bed or in a small seating area.
Kevin: He thinks chandeliers are for the dining room and says he can’t sleep without a fan.
Well… he won in this house…. But the next house we will both win because hopefully it will have a cute seating area. I mean don’t get me wrong, in this Florida heat I too love a fan, but I am an interior designer at heart… I can’t help it!
Alright, so what about you? Do you have a fantastic light fixture hanging beautifully above your bed or reading nook? Or maybe even a decorative fan? Do tell. I want hear about the debates in your homes…
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I also live in Florida, so I need ceiling fans in my home. Especially in the bedroom. I can’t sleep without one. I do love chandeliers though. You can combine a ceiling fan with a chandelier type light fixture so you can get the comfort you need and still have a beautiful light fixture.
I work for Del Mar Designs, which is a lighting and ceiling fan company so I have to give you some examples of ceiling fans with decorative lighting. 🙂
There are so many decorative ceiling fans on the market today you don’t have to skimp on design to get the comfort you need. Now a days you can find a stylish fan for any home decor.
Thank you, Thank you for all these fabulous ideas! I looked through the links… these are wondeful! I think this would be a great blog… I am going to use these!! I agree… Fans are in order for Floridians!! Thanks so much…
Same debate here! I would like a pretty light fixture, but hubby is practical and probably right. A ceiling fan is so much better during the hot/dry summer. We now use a small fan placed next to a window in our room at night, so maybe someday I can get a pretty fixture for the ceiling!
I know all about it! If you figure out how to convince your hubby… let me know!!
Hi Lindsay –
We have the same dilemma at our house. Each of our three bedrooms had these horrendous 80’s fans that just HAD to go. We agreed on that, but not on what we would put in their place. In the smallest room I hung a simple drum shade pendant, which I blogged about in January. However, we can’t agree on a fixture for our bedroom. I’d love some kind of funky pendant, but he wants simple and plain, or a fan. I’ve thrown my hands up and just put a cap on the ceiling box! We have a table fan that we use, but the hot summer nights have me reconsidering a fan. I’d be really interested to see if you have any suggestions for fans that satisfy the designer in me and the comfort seeker in him!
Thanks for stopping buy! I totallu understand. Kevin and I have nice, white fans… but that’s a little boring for me! A fabulous reader, Melissa, pointed out a few designer fixtures that are just fabulous!! I will absolutely point out a few options in a blog post! Thanks!
I’ve had the same dilemma! I’m always drooling over beautiful bedroom chandeliers, but I’m all about function. So right now we have white fans, but they come with remote controls and it’s wonderful to set them on a sleep timer at night.