The cool thing about blogging is if you don't want your readers to see something (like the laundry piled up in your closet) you just don't take a picture of it. This perk has been used quite frequently when photographing our room and trying to hide our ugly ceiling fan:
It's not that we don't like keeping it real. We definitely do, but that ceiling fan can be quite distracting and sometimes it still snuck in the pictures, eh well:
Last week we posted on our facebook page that we had finally got around to ordering a new ceiling fan. We had it narrowed down to these three options:
|a b c|
We got a $100 Home Depot gift card for Christmas, so the budget and place was narrowed down for us. We ultimately went with a, the Westinghouse Alloy 42 in. Gun Metal Ceiling Fan. We both loved b, but 30" was a too small for our room. C was nixed for size as well--it was 52", which is better suited for a much larger room. A is 42" which is the perfect size, and although I kind of alway envisioned a white fan, the gun-metal finish looks sophisticated without drawing too much attention to itself.
Honestly, I never wanted to replace our old ceiling fan with a new one. Ceiling fans really aren't my jam in the bedroom. I don't like being cold at night and a chandelier or other contemporary fixture definitely looks better--BUT, after we used the fan every night last summer (even if it was on the lowest setting) I was sold on the idea.
Plus, having a hanging fixture would just compete with our statement lamps already in place. So, we went with something simple, contemporary and sophisticated.
We were under the impression that the job would be a lot more difficult than it was--after all, they offer installation when you buy the fan. It took Chris and I 25 minutes on Saturday night. And now I feel a lot more comfortable shooting our bedroom:
Although, some window treatments would really do wonders. I am officially on the hunt!