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Having ceiling fans throughout your home is a necessity. They can help keep you cool in the summer and circulate warm air in the room when the temperatures are colder.
A ceiling fan not only needs to be functional but there is an aesthetic factor to keep in mind as well. You want a ceiling fan that will go with the decor of your room and complement your house as a whole. After considering these factors, you may begin to realize that it’s possible your current ceiling fan is a little outdated or worn out.
Also, keep in mind ceiling height and room size when choosing a new ceiling fan.
When choosing a new ceiling fan, there are several qualities to check for before making a final decision. Style, functionality, price, light bulb capabilities (dimmable, energy-efficient, led bulbs, etc.), CFM (cubic feet per minute) power and other features should all be considered when deciding on a new ceiling fan.
What follows is a list of the 27 best ceiling fans for your bedroom in 2022.
For small bedrooms and simple design, the Minka Aire from Amazon is a great choice. The range from 44-to-52 inches, this three-blade fan has a lot of power for its smaller design. The fan circulates air well, though it is not the quietest fan on the list.
The fan uses efficient LED lighting, which will help to illuminate your bedroom well. One drawback of this fan is that the motor is not reversible, which means that you cannot switch the fan direction for cooler months. That being said, this is still a great small fan for smaller living spaces.
The Haiku Home L Series ceiling fan is one of the best smart fans on the market.
It has a remote control and is also Alexa and Google Assistant compatible. The stylish three-blade design will enhance any home decor. The cordless design eliminates the need to reach to grab cords to turn off and on lights and adjust fan speeds.
The fan includes LED lighting which will help to illuminate any room with a 16 level lighting system. The quiet running motor will ensure you have a restful sleep. This stylish fan is also available in several colors, including white, black, caramel and cacao finishes. The fan also features a smartphone app allowing you to control the fan from anywhere using your phone.
While this is one of the more expensive fans on our list, you definitely will get your money’s worth with this fan. If you want to integrate your home with smart-tech, and an easy-to-navigate remote control, this is a great choice. There is also an app to control fan speed, sleep timer, light output and more.
The 52-inch Hunter Transitional fan from Hunter Fan Company is perfect for medium-to-large size rooms. The fan features three-speed settings and the ability to dim the dual-fixture lights. The WhisperWind motor allows for a relatively noiseless fan.
Customers praise the quiet and how easy it is to install the Hunter ceiling fan. While the lights could be more powerful, soft lighting is good for supplemental lighting in a living room or for soft lighting in the bedroom. The fan has a nice, traditional ascetic with five wooden blades and a frosted lighting bowl. You can also bundle the fan with a remote control to help in reaching the cords with a high ceiling.
The Home Decorators Collection from Home Depot offers a great, stylish fan for large bedrooms. The 44-inch indoor fan features five blades and is pull-chain operated. The fan is also great for rooms with high ceilings as the cords are long enough to reach fairly easily.
Like some of the fans on our list, this fan is not reversible; but don’t let that turn you away from this great buy. The lighting works great with an on-off switch (you can’t use a dimmer) and is easy to install with its QuickInstall fan blades.
For a touch of class to your home, look no further than this Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan found on Amazon. The fan features five reversible metal fan blades, the lighting fixture is chandelier style with crystal-like LED lighting and the fan is eco-friendly and energy-efficient. The anti-rust design of the fan ensures it will last a long time.
The fan also features three types of operating the fan. You can use the remote control, switch control or chord control for the power of the fan. This fan will go well with any room in your home, with its reversible motor, adding a bit of class to your space.
One of the biggest complaints about ceiling fans is the noise. The constant “thumping” can be a distraction for many sleepers. The Casablanca Durant is a great solution to this problem. The small and quiet design is perfect for small bedrooms.
At only 44-inches, this fan circulates a lot of air for its size. The fan includes four speeds and an integrated lighting system. While some customers mentioned the want for a remote or wall switch control (you will need to use the pull-chains), this is a great buy for those that want a small fan with a lot of power.
For a unique, stylish ceiling fan you need to look no further than the Westinghouse Xavier. The fan features oval blades and a three spotlight light design. It features a reversible motor with a five-blade design. The brushed nickel and copper design give it a sleek and stylish look for any room in the house.
This fan comes in two colors and features reversible blades. The remote control option is great for those that do not like the look of a pull-chain design. This fan is great for large bedrooms and other large rooms in your home with its low, medium and high-speed options. You can also choose between LED lights or non-LED lights, depending on your needs.
If you want to dream away to an island feel, the Honeywell Sabal Palm fan is perfect for your little island getaway. The tropical leaf design of the blades is perfect for beach-lovers, especially if you live near the coast. The fan blades are hand-carved from basswood/Lindenwood and brushed with a bronze finish. The fan is finished with a Tuscan sandglass bowl with three light fixtures.
The fan is easy to install and features a reversible motor. The fan’s design allows for maximum airflow and circulation, reducing the need for air conditioners or other equipment.
This beautiful fan is perfect for the bedroom or other areas of your home that you want to have great air circulation and an elegant tropical feel. This is one of the best fans if you are looking for design options. You can choose between brass or bronze bowls, ceiling fan lights or no lights or four lights. This indoor fan will make you feel like you are always on vacation.
If you have a small bedroom with low ceiling space you will want a fan that is not going to take up a lot of room. The Hunter Low-Profile IV from Hunter Fan Company is the best choice for those that need to consider how much space their fan will take up. The fan measures 8-inches from the ceiling to the fan’s base giving you plenty of headroom in low-ceiling rooms.
The fan features five reversible blades to customize the look of the fan. The fan has three speeds, and customers rave at how well the fan works at circulating air in small spaces with this flush mount ceiling fan. This would be a great ceiling fan for small rooms, like nurseries or basement bedrooms.
Another great low-profile fan for smaller rooms is the Fanimation Embrace. While it has a higher price tag than some of our other small models, it is a great fan for smaller bedrooms. With a modern design and dimmer switch kit, this is a great sleek fan. It is remote-controlled and features three blades to efficiently circulate the air in the room.
The Embrace has a reversible motor and runs quietly. The fan also comes in several colors to choose from to customize for your bedroom space and a light kit. The higher price tag may be a deterrent for some customers, but this smaller fan is well worth the money.
The Fandian Modern Ceiling fan has a unique design and efficient operation. The fan has a sturdy aluminum frame and four acrylic fan blades. An acrylic PVC lampshade and LED lighting allows for great illumination for your living space with three light options (warm, cool, and mixed).
The fan has a minimalist design which is great for smaller rooms. The blades are hardly noticeable when in use and retract when the fan is turned off. The fan is remote-operated and has a silent motor. This fan is stylish and minimalistic which makes it great for the modern, contemporary bedroom.
The Comet ceiling fan is perfect for large rooms and has a dual mount construction that helps to make sure that it stays put. This fan comes in a black matte finish with five reversible blades.
The fan is remote control operated. The lighting fixture has a frosted glass kit with black matte housing. The fan uses two torpedo candelabra bulbs (40-watts each), which are included with the fan. The fan includes a quiet, reversible motor that works well in cooling large rooms. The fan also comes with easy-to-follow instructions allowing for simple installation.
Some customers may need a low-cost fan that will still get the job done. Luckily the Harbor Breeze Armitage will only set you back around $50 for a good quality fan. The fan includes a 52-inch span, which is perfect for circulating air in any room in your home. The blades are reversible, allowing for either light or dark wood grain finishes.
The frosted light fixture includes a single bulb, so you may want to use it for supplemental lighting. The low ceiling profile makes it great for lower ceiling rooms. While the fan is only pull-chain operated, some customers have found great success purchasing a remote operation receiver to make the fan remote controlled. At a low cost, this fan has a lot of style and power for what you spend.
The Reiga down-rod fan earns a lot of points for style. The 52-inch fan is created for down-rod mounting. It is remote-controlled and includes a 12-Watt integrated LED light. The three oak fan blades are hand-painted and made of composite board.
The fan has a noiseless motor and is designed to maximize air circulation with low energy consumption. The fan has five speeds and reversible fan functions. Stylish and efficient, the Regia fan is great for upgrading your bedroom or any room in your home.
The Hunter Anslee fan includes a reversible WhisperWind motor for minimal noise and maximizes airflow. This fan is great for customers who want a minimalist design with high efficiency. The low-profile mounting is great for rooms with low ceilings. The fan uses a pull-chain to control the fan blades and lights but can be upgraded to a remote control that can be purchased separately.
The fan uses five reversible blades with a light oak grey side and a dark walnut gray side. The stylish frosted globe light fixture includes 2 CFL bulbs. The minimalist lighting kit allows for great ambient lighting. While installation may be a bit challenging, the great minimalist design adds elegance to contemporary home decor.
The Cranbook Indoor Low Profile Ceiling Fan combines a classic style with a modern look. Measuring at 52-inches, this fan works well in larger rooms with a low ceiling since the low profile aspect prevents wobbling. The Whisper Wind motor provides the necessary airflow at the quietest performance level possible. The motor also has two settings — the downdraft mode for the summer months and the updraft mode for the winter months.
You can control the fan’s blade speed plus light settings through the remote control, and the fan comes with an energy-efficient, dimmable LED light bulb. Even though this is one of the more expensive fans on the list, its sleek design and advanced features will make it worth every penny.
Want a fan that can change finishes without having to replace the whole system? The Portage Bay 51453 Madrona Ceiling Fan has a gray oak blade finish on one side and a walnut finish on the other side. This 52-inch fan has a three-speed, reversible motor that helps to keep your home cool in the summer and can help circulate warm air in the winter to cut down on energy consumption. LED light bulbs are included.
Portage Bay recommends that you use this fan in a medium-size room that’s around 350 square feet.
Looking to add a little elegance to your space? The Zuniga 52 in. Indoor Chrome Downrod Mount Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan can do just that.
With a contemporary, space-saving design, three lights and five blades, this fan is ideal for small to medium-sized rooms that are focal points in your home (think living room, game room, etc.). The three-speed motor allows for more regulated and controlled airflow throughout your home all year long, and the light kit with clear glass plus crystal chandelier shade offers you more light control in your space.
Bulbs are not included with this fan.
The Prominence Home 51488-01 Orbis Ceiling Fan brings a whole new take to the modern look. Even with a single, ring-like LED light, this fan has the power to light up your entire room at 100% power or transition into a light ambiance with its dimming power. The three-speed motor and dimming effects can all be controlled with the universal remote, and this fan can be connected to and controlled via Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa.
Plus, you can choose between the blades’ finish, with a burnt coffee finish on one side and a gray oak finish on the other.
If you can’t decide between a rustic look or an industrial look for your home’s look, why not get the best of both worlds with the Wesley 52 inch Indoor/Outdoor Greywood DC Motor Ceiling Fan. This downrod-mounted fan can be placed inside or outside with no concerns regarding water damage or wet locations, has a six-speed, energy-efficient reversible motor and comes with a five-year limited warranty.
If you don’t plan on using this on your patio or outside, Home Depot recommends this fan for a medium or large-sized living room or gathering spot in your home.
This modern and sleek lighting fixture comes in your choice of three finishes for the blades and two finishes for the fan body. You can further customize the fan by choosing your preferred control option (handheld remote, wall control or wall control with remote handset), as well as your choice of a light or no light.
If you’re worried about energy efficiency, consider this Maverick 60-inch ceiling fan that’s available on Amazon and highly rated for the amount of air it can move at its top speed while still only using relatively little energy. The stylish, vintage propeller-inspired fan comes in blade sizes ranging from 52 inches to 88 inches, as well as eight different color combinations. There’s no light, but if you already have a floor lamp or other lighting solution in your bedroom, you’ll be set.
Reviewers also report the ceiling fan is easy to clean, which is definitely a bonus for those who’ve ever wrestled with dust-coated ceiling fan blades in the past.
This industrial-style ceiling fan, with its brush finish, is a perfect fit for larger bedrooms with high ceilings. There’s no light, but the stylish design more than makes up for the fact.
The fan is also an energy-efficient option, using 70% less energy than other, similar models. The blades are specially formulated and pitched to move air most efficiently around a space. The six-speed fan additionally comes with a remote control.
This is another modern option and is available on Wayfair. The 62-inch Torsion ceiling fan comes with three color options for the fan body — dark bronze, gloss white or bright nickel — and seven finish options for the blade. You can pick from various control options, including a handheld remote and/or a wall panel. While the fan does not come with a light kit, the blades are reversible, and the fan is even approved for use in damp or moist environments, in case you’re worried about humidity.
Some ceiling fans can cost hundreds upon hundreds of dollars, but that’s not the case with this budget-friendly ceiling fan light option from Amazon. Despite the low price point, the fan is still stylish and blends industrial aesthetics with the popular modern farmhouse look.
The fan comes with a handheld remote control and a lighting kit, and reviewers report the great-looking fan is easy to install and produces a lot of air.
Another affordable fan, the Bruening fan from Wayfair also features a lighting kit, and the included lights are dimmable. The fan comes also comes with reversible blades. But the best thing about this fan is really the remote control. It can be stored in a handy, included wall dock, so you never lose it behind the bed. It also allows you to control fan speed, the natural breeze setting and a timer.
If you’re not a fan of the industrial-style fans on the market that only feature two or three blades at most, consider this eight-blade fan from Honeywell. It includes an integrated and dimmable LED light. A remote control is also included, though the fan is likewise compatible with Google Home and Alex devices.
Reviewers report the fan is not only powerful, but it’s also “unbelievably quiet.”
What to Look for in a Ceiling Fan
As you consider buying a ceiling fan for your bedroom, there are a few things to keep in mind as you choose the best fit for your space.
The top factor that’s going to determine whether or not a ceiling fan will work for your space? Size. There’s no way around it. You just can’t add a ceiling fan to your bedroom that’s going to be too wide or too long. Likewise, you can’t put a small fan in a large room and expect it to do very much.
As you shop, look at your chosen ceiling fan’s blade diameter (sometimes also called the blade sweep or blade span), as well as the down rod length. This will tell you how much space your chosen fan needs to turn in your room without hitting furniture or walls, as well as how much headspace you’ll have beneath your ceiling fan after it’s installed.
Do note that the greater the fan’s blade diameter, the more powerful the airflow. If you’re particularly looking for a fan that’s going to move a lot of air around your room, then you might want to take this into account and buy the fan with the greatest blade diameter that can feasibly fit in your bedroom.
To make the fan-buying process all the easier, measure your room and ceiling height before you begin shopping, so you can only consider the fans that are going to work for you.
Time to Measure
In general, if your bedroom measures at 100 square feet or less, you’ll want a fan with a blade span of 44 inches or less; if your bedroom is on the larger side, 325 square feet or larger, you’ll want to upgrade to a blade span of 56 inches or larger.
For the down rod, if your ceilings are the standard 10 feet, go for a down rod that’s no longer than 18 inches. If your ceilings are 11 feet, you can upgrade to a 24-inch down rod and, from there, add another 12 inches to the down rod for every foot your ceilings increase in height.
Along with size comes airflow. Most fans will tell you on the box or in the online listing what the airflow for that particular fan is, measured in cubic feet per minute. Essentially, the higher the number, the more powerful the air circulation and breeze coming off the fan will be.
Do note, though, that if a fan reports a high airflow measurement (usually 6,000 cubic feet per minute or higher), the airflow measurement was taken at the fan’s highest setting. If the fan has a lower setting, that may be more comfortable for daily use.
Everyone has their own airflow preferences, but it’s something to definitely consider as you shop.
Many shoppers install ceiling fans to not only provide airflow in a bedroom but also to provide white noise. However, if you’re not keen on listening to the whirr of a ceiling fan’s blades all night long, you may want to look for a ceiling fan that’s particularly branded as quieter than normal.
The motor type is one factor that heavily impacts how noisy a fan is or isn’t. AC motors are more traditional and more frequently found in older ceiling fans, but DC motors are quieter and more energy-efficient, so they’ve been gaining popularity as well.
Beyond buying a fan that actually fits in your space and provides the airflow you need for a comfortable sleep, you also want to buy a fan that works with your current bedroom decor. You can find ceiling fans in an array of decor styles. Some manufacturers will even allow you to design your own fan by mixing and matching blades, lighting elements and other features.
In addition to the design of the fan itself, also consider the mounting kit that comes with the fan and if it’s best for your particular room. Some homeowners may be able to use the mounting kit that comes with the fan, but others may need to purchase separate parts or kits.
For example, if you plan on mounting the fan on a sloped ceiling or where two sides of a sloped ceiling meet, you’ll need to buy a special kit. You can also buy extra down rods separately to adjust the height of your fan.
Have you ever stood beneath a ceiling fan, tugging on the two separate pull chains, guessing at which is going to give you the airflow you want — or even turn the thing on?
You can still find some fans that operate this way, but many modern fans are upgraded to include remote controls that make choosing your desired setting and turning the fan on and off easy. Look at your chosen fan’s control system and make sure it’s one that will work for your needs.
Some fans come with extra features. Some are compatible with your favorite smart home systems. Some feature an app for controlling the fan remotely. Some feature lights, while others do not. Some even feature lights that can change color.
Think about the extra features as you shop and stick to fans that offer the features you most want.
Bedroom Ceiling Fan FAQs
Have more questions? We can help!
Can I install a ceiling fan by myself?
Yes, most homeowners can easily install a ceiling fan on their own—no need to call in special help. You can purchase a ceiling fan at your local big box home and garden retailer, or you can order one online. Just be sure to read all of the directions that come with your chosen fan to ensure safe and proper installation.
How big or small should my ceiling fan be?
You’ll want to consider both fan blade span, as well as down rod length when determining if a ceiling fan is too big or small for your space. If your bedroom is smaller than 100 square feet, buy a fan with a blade span of 44 inches or less. From there, increase the blade span relative to your room size.
For down rods, for typical 10-foot ceilings, purchase a down rod that’s 18 inches long or shorter. For every foot you add to your ceiling, add a foot to the down rod.
How do I clean a ceiling fan?
Cleaning a ceiling fan isn’t always easy, especially if you let too much time pass between cleanings. Regularly dust your ceiling fan blades using a duster and a spritz of household cleaner, or use the pillowcase trick: just spray the inside of an old pillowcase with cleaner and then rub each blade using the pillowcase’s interior.
Ceiling Fans are a Must
Having a ceiling fan is a must-have home improvement. They will help circulate the air movement in your room, which has a lot of health benefits. Most importantly, they will help to keep you cool in the summer or the high heat. Most ceiling fans are affordable and fashionable and can go with your home decor.
One final thought should go to the fan installation. Many ceiling fans are easy to install and assemble yourself. However, if you are not comfortable working with electrical wiring, you can hire a professional to assist you. If there is no wiring for a ceiling fan in your desired room, consult a professional electrician to set you up. However you decide to install it, these are the 20 best ceiling fans for your bedroom on the market.
Once you set up your ceiling fan, you will want to install indoor ceiling fans all over your house. Who knows, you might become an outdoor ceiling fan family before you know it!
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The 27 Best Ceiling Fans for your bedroom:
- Minka-Aire LED White Flush Mount 44″ Ceiling Fan
- Big Ass Fans Haiku L Smart Ceiling Fan
- Hunter Transitional 52″ Ceiling Fan
- Windward 44″ LED Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with Light Kit
- RainierLight Classical Crystal Ceiling Fan
- Casablanca Durant
- Westinghouse Lighting Xavier Indoor Ceiling Fan with Light
- Honeywell Sabal Palm 52” Tropical Ceiling Fan
- Hunter 42″ Low Profile IV Ceiling Fan
- Fanimation 52″ Embrace Hugger 3 Blade LED Ceiling Fan
- Fandian 42” Modern Ceiling Fan
- Westinghouse Lighting Comet 52” Matte Black Indoor Ceiling Fan
- Harbor Breeze Armitage Flush Mount Ceiling Fan with Light Kit
- Reiga 52″ DC Motor Ceiling Fan
- Hunter Anslee Indoor Low Profile Ceiling Fan
- Hunter Cranbrook Indoor Low Profile Ceiling Fan
- Portage Bay 51453 Madrona Ceiling Fan
- Zuniga 52” Indoor Chrome Downrod Mount Crystal Chandelier Ceiling Fan
- Prominence Home 51488-01 Orbis Ceiling Fan
- Wesley 52” Indoor/Outdoor Greywood DC Motor Ceiling Fan
- Cirrus DC Ceiling Fan with Remote
- Maverick 60-Inch Ceiling Fan
- Peregrine Industrial Ceiling Fan
- Wayfair 62” Torsion Ceiling Fan
- Home Decorators Collection Ashby Park 52 in. Integrated LED Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan
- Bruening 52” Ceiling Fan with Light Kit
- Honeywell Ceiling Fans 50609-01 Xerxes Ceiling Fan with Remote Control
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