Our Favorite Contemporary Ceiling Fans

A few weeks ago, Bridget shared a mini tour of the progress she has made in her master bedroom. During the home tour, she showed off the outdated ceiling fan hanging in her bedroom and discussed wanting to replace it with a contemporary ceiling fan or new light fixture. Outdated ceiling fan in the bedroomWhoa. We were not prepared for the flood of messages that came after showing this ugly eyesore. We’ll put the responses into 2 parties…

  1. People who say you must have a ceiling fan in the bedroom. How can you sleep without a ceiling fan?!
  2. People who say most ceiling fans are ugly, so if you can’t find a good one…swap it with a nice looking light fixture.

We’ve both had bedrooms with ceiling fans and without, and we don’t have strong feelings either way. And at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks…you’re the only one sleeping and living there, so if it works for you then that’s perfect!Love this black contemporary ceiling fan in this master bedroom

I swapped my ceiling fan last year and absolutely love the instant upgrade it made to our master bedroom. We had an orangey wood one before, and I installed a sleek black one instead. It transformed the space and we use the fan every night. Black contemporary ceiling fansDuring the ceiling fan conversation on Insta Stories, many of you asked if there are any contemporary ceiling fans out there that aren’t big ugly eyesores. Lucky for you, we searched the internet and found some great ones. So if you want to keep a ceiling fan in your bedroom, but want it to look stylish, then we’ve got you covered with our picks!contemporary ceiling fans for your home

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7 Stylish & Contemporary Ceiling Fans

Casey’s Black Ceiling Fan

This is the fan I installed in our master bedroom and I absolutely love it. It comes with a remote control and it’s an LED light. So sleek & contemporary.

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Satin Nickel Ceiling Fan

This ceiling fan has stellar reviews on Wayfair and it comes in a bunch of color combos. Love how contemporary this satin nickel one looks.

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Walnut Brown Ceiling Fan

Rejuvenation can do no wrong in our playbook, and this ceiling fan is a good one. The walnut brown blades add some warmth to this industrial design.

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White 3-Blade Ceiling Fan

White fans are always a good idea if you don’t want the ceiling fan to be the focal point of the space. This white one would add function to any bedroom.

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Black Industrial Fan

Here’s another black ceiling fan that adds a nice industrial touch to a room, and this one comes at a great value! Plus, more 5-star reviews!

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Satin Brass Ceiling Fan

What a showstopper! If you’re looking for a ceiling fan that makes a statement, this one from Schoolhouse Electric is perfection.

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White Matte Ceiling Fan

Here’s another great one from Schoolhouse Electric. The minimalist design and style on this matte white ceiling fan would work well in any space.

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So, yes…it is possible to have a ceiling fan that isn’t outdated and ugly! But if you still love a beautiful light fixture in a bedroom, that totally works too. You’ve gotta do what’s right for your space and your home.

A neutral bedroom with a contemporary ceiling fansNow that you’ve got your new contemporary ceiling fan picked out, be sure to give this post a read before you install. We outline 10 tips to install a ceiling fan in an afternoon!

Are you team ceiling fan? Or are you more about a stylish light fixture in a bedroom?


The Year of Casey

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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.