While a lot in our bedroom has changed in the last three years, there’s one thing that hasn’t changed, but I’ve been conveniently cropping out of photos–our ceiling fan. Yes, we’ve been secretly rocking this beauty:
I am not usually one to wait so long to swap out something that doesn’t align with our design vision, but I was so unsure if we wanted to get a pretty light fixture or a different ceiling fan. I mentioned in a previous post that every winter I lean toward a fixture and then all summer, we love to sleep with the fan on. This summer sealed the deal for us–another ceiling fan it was.
We ordered this modern, matte black one made by Fanimation from Wayfair. As much as I hesitated replacing our fan with another fan, most importantly we want our home to be functional and pleasant for us–and that meant sleeping with a fan on in the summer. After a lot of searching, I’m so happy with this one that has 4 settings (all so very quiet) and doesn’t sacrifice an ounce of style.
Swapping the fans took about 40 minutes. We turned off the breaker and then Chris always likes to snap a pic on his phone of the wiring in case he needs to reference it when wiring the new fixture or fan, in this case.
One nice feature about Fanimation fans is you can attach the down rod to the base before wiring it, so no one has to kill their arms trying to hold it up while the other tries to connect the appropriate wires before my arms give out. It’s very arm-friendly.
We replaced the old standard switch on the wall with this one, that’s similar to a dimmer switch except for fan speeds. It sure beats the old chains that ceiling fans used to sport where you keep pulling the chain and then inevitably pass by the level you were aiming for.
Here you can see how our home flows a little more. Our bedroom is right off of the wallpapered entry wall and I’m standing to the right of the hall bath taking this photo. We have double doors that lead to our bedroom, which I always feel silly about because it’s a pretty modest-sized bedroom. But we generally keep both doors open during the day and it helps me keep our room clean.
There are still a few spaces in our room that will continue to evolve, but we’re really happy we didn’t wait until we had it all figured out before we started. I think that’s the biggest lesson I’ve learned in the past several years we’ve spent renovating our home–you don’t have to wait until you know every detail to do something.
Last thing I’ll note is, we opted for a ceiling fan without a light kit because, in our experience, they’re never really that great anyway. We have plans to add a few recessed lights on a dimmer in the future, but for now we have plenty of natural light during the day and our lamps for the evening. Do you rock a fan in the bedroom? We always have in our last home and this one. It’s hard for me to imagine not having one! (Although visually, I still dream about it sometimes.)
Wall Color–Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray; Ceiling Fan–Wayfair; Curtains–West Elm; Bamboo Blinds–Overstock; Bed–West Elm; Mattress–Tuft & Needle; Striped Blanket; Pillow Shams–Urban Outfitters; Turkish Accent Pillow–Etsy; Duvet–Crane & Canopy; Area Rug–West Elm; Swing Arm Lamps–CB2; Nightstands–Vintage; Art
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