Bedroom Ceiling fans – A guide to choosing the right fan for your bedroom

It can be quite overwhelming when trying to decide from such a vast range of fans which one would be the best choice for your bedroom.
The guide below will be able to assist you in identifying what to look for and how to navigate your preferences to find the best fit for your room.
First and foremost, decide what style and colours would best suit your interior. Then consider the below:

What size or blade span (diameter) fan would best suit your space?

In this instance, you will need to consider how much of the room you wish to cover. Size is important for two main reasons, first of all, aesthetics. In order for the room to look balanced you need to have a fan that is proportionate to the space, that is, not too big and not too small. Secondly, is the amount of space you want to cover. For example, as the ceiling fan would generally be installed in the centre of the room, if your room is quite large, but the bed is directly under it then a standard 52” fan may suffice as long as this size will look balanced. Alternatively, you may wish to select a larger fan to cover a wider area especially if you will not be directly under it when in use. If you’re thinking the larger fan may be too powerful, most fans have three or more speeds so you can operate it on the lowest speed if that is preferred.
To give you a basic idea, a 48-52” blade span is often ideal for standard bedrooms and for those larger bedrooms 52-56” fans are a common selection.
If unusually small you may wish to have a look at our Small Ceiling Fans category.

The second is which Blade Material would be better?

Blade Material doesn’t always have a major impact on the quietness of the fan as there are other contributing factors. However, we have found that a popular choice among our customers especially if needing a high air mover is either plastic or timber blades.

AC or DC – Which Motor Type would be most suitable for bedroom use?

Quality AC and DC motors are both ideal for bedroom use. DC motors are known to be slightly quieter and more energy efficient which is something to keep in mind. However, if needing a wall control an AC fan will be your best option as few DC fans will come with a wall control option, they mostly come with a remote control and the exceptions are few and far between.
Another consideration when deciding between the two motors is the number of speeds you prefer. DC motors will often come with 5 or 6 selectable speeds whereas AC motors often only have 3. Having the additional options can come in handy particularly in summer as it gives you a greater degree of control over the airflow.
Our DC range can be viewed here.

The Final Key Question is Light or no Light?

Ceiling fans can generally be broken down into three categories:
• Light adaptable – these fans will often be packaged with a light or have a light listed as an accessory to the fan.
• Integrated Light – these are inbuilt fixtures and there are separate models with or without light. This means a light cannot be added at a later date (vice versa).
• Fans with no light option at all.
Often it is preferred to also have the fan as the primary light source and we have a few options for you to consider when looking at prospective fans. In recent years LED panels have been released and these are expected to have a longer life than your standard globe. Alternatively, we have fans which have a more traditional B22 or E27 fitting with the option of electing to purchase suitable LED or standard globes, whichever is preferred.
Either way, it again comes down to aesthetics and how you would like the light to be integrated with the fan once installed.
Visit our Fans with light category to view our full range.