In the previous iteration of the master bedroom there was an ugly ass white generic Home Depot ceiling fan, not right over the bed, but in the middle of the room where the fan breeze could gently cascade over the bed without being right ON you. It had a remote control and a speed adjuster. All to the good. I do love circulating air.
But fans are such a nuisance to keep clean and really really really ruin the look of a room, especially a master bedroom and I swore that in the renovation, with a whole clean sleek lines and everything new, I would not entertain the idea of another ceiling fan. Never.
Mr. EOS kept saying, have the electrician create a box for one, just in case you change your mind. Change my mind, ha, me? Never. So I did NOT have a ceiling fan electric box made and guess what???? Now I miss having a fan, surprise surprise. A woman who changed her mind. Shocking.
I’ve come close to rigging something like this up to satisfy my need for overhead air – like what could go wrong?
But then I saw on a House Hunters episode, a Bladeless Ceiling fan by Exhale. Totally cool looking. And in some photos, totally unattractive, like a space ship, and very large proportionate to the room.
The Exhale website says they are all sold out of this production run, so that means people like them enough to order them, but I’d like to see one in person, in a room. Anyone know someone who has one? It’s too tough to make a decision to buy one based on a video.
Of course, if I succumb and decide I do want a ceiling fan after all, it’ll mean opening the ceiling and making some mess in the new master bedroom. It’s a tough decision. Air? Repair? Air? Repair?
Generally, master bedrooms with ceiling fans, no matter how pretty the other parts of the room are, just don’t look right to my eye.
This one works visually I think..
This is No
This one makes the least sense to me – a huge ceiling fan next to a big sliding glass door.
Don’t jump on the bed kids….yikes, this one is huge and right over the bed.
I think fans work the best when they fade into the ceiling – unnoticed. This works
Where ceiling fans are gorgeous and well suited are outside spaces – large verandas or screened in porches…..
This is a clever approach – air without traditional ceiling fans. Not bad.
And then there’s the whole really big fan theory….
And the tropical look…
Bottom line, now that summer is about over and I can open all the bedroom windows at night for that cool breeze I crave, my need to install a ceiling fan can be postponed until 2017. What’s funny is I didn’t grow up with any ceiling fans. I didn’t have one anywhere in any house until this house and my recollection is that one was already in place when we moved in and we “upgraded” it to an ugly white generic thing. But what happened is I got hooked. Hooked on the air overhead, to the point that I’d have the fan on 12 months a year. Trying to wean myself of it is as hard as weaning from HGTV or watching for the 100th time any original Law and Order episode. Uh oh. I have a problem.