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Most American households have at least one ceiling fan. They lower energy bills by providing a cooling breeze during the warm months, and by circulating warm air during cooler weather. Since ceiling fans replace a room’s ceiling light fixture, it’s not surprising that one of the first improvements made to fan design was the addition of a light kit. Light fixtures are available for almost all ceiling fans, with designs that complement any style of fan or room decor.

This addition works perfectly in the space. Image: Better Homes and Gardens

It looks like you can add more than just a drum shade or chandelier to a fan these days. Really? I’m not so sure about this one. Image:

Looking for a great “how to” when installing a drum shade on an existing ceiling fan?  I feel inspired but not sure how that will work in our house, we have low ceilings. Image: Young House Love

Another great example of a drum shade as an addition to the existing ceiling fan. Image: Apartment Therapy

Here is a GREAT before and after from Gail at My Repurposed Life!

Here are a few chic / unique options if adding a shade to your fan won’t work.

Images: Haute Decor

The Propeller Fan

The Ribbon Fan

From Lumens, this Halo ceiling fan is modern and affordable!

Maybe your not into adding a lamp shade or drum shade to your ceiling fan. How about a chandelier or unique light fixture?

The Mustard See Collective rocked out her fan with this diy teardrop addition

This fixture is from Fantastic Fans, it’s girly for sure but would look perfect in a little girl’s room.

Image: Fantastic Fans

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2 Comments

  1. Love this! I got inspired by your post and decided to update my fan! Check it out here: http://346living.com/2011/02/20/ceiling-fan-revamp/

  2. Liz,
    Love Love Love your new blog! So happy that you found inspiration for a frumpy fan, it looks fabulous! I will add you to my daily reads and I am looking forward to seeing the progress in your house!
    Abbe

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