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The Best Ceiling Fans for Your Bedroom

Looking for a way to cool down your master bedroom in the summer and warm it up in the winter, while saving on your energy bill? Ceiling fans are amazing tools that supplement (and depending on the season, maybe even replace) your heating and cooling systems.

Unlike your heating and cooling systems that heat or cool the air at home, fans push the already heated or cooled air around to provide even distribution and airflow. Choosing the best ceiling fan for your bedroom could help you achieve the perfect temperature to keep you cool at night, every night.

When we think about what we want fans to produce, we probably think of quality, quiet and air movement. The six fans that we’ve chosen below were selected based on the average small bedroom size of 150 sq. ft. which will need a fan of approximately 44 inches in size. Depending on what is most important to you – good quality, price, aesthetics or any other motivating factor – have a scroll through our picks to see which ceiling fan will be ideal for your bedroom.

Rank Product Highlights Warranty
#1

Minka – Aire F518L

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  • Attractive
  • Well made
Limited Lifetime
#2

Hunter Fan Company 52080

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  • Quiet
  • Stable
  • Remote control can be purchased
  • Easy installation
Limited Lifetime
#3

Home Decorators Collection, 51565

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  • Easy installation
  • Works well
  • Quiet
  • Reversible motor
Lifetime Motor
#4

Westinghouse, Xavier 7226520

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  • Stylish fan blades are unique compared to typical ceiling fans
  • Reversible motor
  • Easy installation
  • Reversible blades
Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty, 2 year warranty on all other parts
#5

Casablanca Verse 59155

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  • Indoor and outdoor
  • Energy Star rated
  • Reversible Motor
Lifetime motor warranty, one year parts, 120 day in home service
#6

Fanimation Embrace FPS7981BDZ

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  • Reversible motor
  • Great airflow
  • Stylish
  • Quiet
Limited lifetime motor warranty, 1 year parts warranty, 1 year service

Best Bedroom Ceiling Fans

1. Editor’s Choice – Minka – Aire F518L

SPECS

  • Warranty length: Limited Lifetime
  • Weight: 26.4 pounds
  • Size: 44 inches
  • Engine size/Efficiency: 153 x 15mm motor size, 120 volts, 44 watts
  • Price: $$$
  • Design: Contemporary, remote control operational, 3 blades at a 14 inch pitch
  • Reversible Engine: No
  • Mounting: Flushmount
  • Other features: LED light included

This flush mount fan by Minka is low mounted and simply contemporary in style. Its features offer just what you need for a smaller bedroom, keeping you cool while you sleep particularly in those warmer summer months. It comes in two different sizes, 44 and 52 inch, and its LED light is also dimmable. This is by far one of the more higher-end products on the market, particularly given its steeper price point, but we’ve selected this as our editor’s pick as it comes with all the bells and whistles you could ever need in a ceiling fan. It’s even WiFi-compatible powered by Bond technology, so if you purchase the BD-1000 separately, you can control the fan via an app with your iOS or Android device. While some users have claimed that the blades are too noisy, this is always expected with most ceiling fans.

Pros

  • Number of impressive features such as remote control technology via your smartphone
  • Well made
  • Energy-efficient

Cons

  • Blades may be too noisy for some

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2. Best Value – Hunter Fan Company 52080

SPECS

  • Warranty length: Limited Lifetime
  • Weight: 19.3 pounds
  • Size: 44 inch
  • Engine size/Efficiency: 120 vaults, 64 watts, 4085 CFM,
  • Price: $
  • Design: 5 blades, indoor, pull chain with three speeds
  • Reversible Engine: Yes,
  • Mounting: Downrod, Standard, low, or angled,
  • Other features: Light kit included

This fan is by far the best value product on our list, so if you’re on a tighter budget and price is a big determining factor, this may be the best option for you. This Hunter Fan has an adjustable downrod which allows for different ceiling heights. While basic in design, this fan should match any bedroom decor. It’s been noted that this is one of the more quiet fans on the market, another important element for those who prefer to sleep with a fan on throughout the night. Installation of the Hunter Fan is not difficult, and while it’s not Energy Star rated, if you’re looking for a basic bedroom fan without any premium features, this should be a great pick for your needs.

Pros

  • Quiet
  • Stable
  • Remote control can be purchased
  • Easy installation

Cons

  • Pull chain may be inconvenient for some
  • Not Energy Star rated

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3. Best Reversible Motor – Home Decorators Collection, 51565

SPECS

  • Warranty length: Lifetime Motor warranty
  • Weight: 19.8 pounds
  • Size: 44 inches
  • Engine size/Efficiency: 5201 CFM, 14 Watts
  • Price: $$
  • Design: 5 blades, pullchain, indoor
  • Reversible Engine: No
  • Mounting: Downrod included, standard, low, angled
  • Other features: Light fixture included

This is a modern design fan with a larger base that will perfectly fill a larger bedroom with higher ceilings. The most impressive feature about this Home Decorators fan is its reversible motor, meaning that the blades can spin in alternate directions depending on your preference or the season. When a fan’s motor is set in reverse, this means that warm air is not accumulating at the ceiling but is dispersed more throughout the room (as heat naturally rises). For the winter months, switching your motor in reverse is a great option which also allows you to set your indoor heating to a lower level – we’ll further unpack the benefits of reversible motors later in this guide.

Users have also claimed that this fan is extremely easy to install for a single person, is fairly quiet when at full speed and works efficiently without any stuttering of the blades. This Home Decorators option is also one of the more affordable ceiling fans on the market.

Pros

  • Easy installation
  • Works well
  • Quiet
  • Reversible motor

Cons

  • Not Energy Star Rated
  • Doesn’t work with variable control switch – must use off/on switch

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4. Best Aesthetic Ceiling Fan – Westinghouse, Xavier 7226520

SPECS

  • Warranty length: Limited Lifetime Motor Warranty, 2 year warranty on all other parts
  • Weight: 21.6 pounds
  • Size: 44 inch
  • Engine size/Efficiency: 4381 CFM, 65 Watts
  • Price: $$
  • Design: 5 reversible blades, indoor, three speeds
  • Reversible Engine: Yes
  • Mounting: downrod
  • Other features: Three spotlights

This Westinghouse Xavier fan is one of the more stylish ceiling fans on the market with its oval-shaped blades and three spot lights. If your bedroom decor consists of teak or brushed nickel colors, this will suit your room perfectly. It’s also large enough to fill a larger bedroom and distribute cool air around a spacious room, which isn’t something that many other fans can do. Another bonus is its reversible motor which comes in handy once the winter months arrive and you’d like your room to feel a little warmer while you sleep. One of its drawbacks is that the downrod isn’t included, so this would need to be purchased separately. Other than this, Westinghouse is a very well-known and trusted brand, and with their lifetime motor warranty and 2-year warranty for parts, the Xavier fan would be a safe bet for your bedroom.

Pros

  • Stylish fan blades are unique compared to typical ceiling fans
  • Reversible motor
  • Easy installation
  • Reversible blades

Cons

  • Not Energy Star rated
  • Downrod not included

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5. Best Energy Star Rated Fan – Casablanca Verse, 59155

SPECS

  • Warranty length: Lifetime motor warranty, one year parts, 120 day in home service
  • Weight: 15 pounds
  • Size: 44 Inch
  • Engine size/Efficiency: Energy Star Rated (fan and lights), 4159 CFM, 120 volts, 16 watts
  • Price: $$$
  • Design: 3 blades, remote control, variable speeds
  • Reversible Engine: Yes
  • Mounting: downrod or low mount
  • Other features: Light kit included, optional use

The Casablanca Verse ceiling fan is a simple design that won’t stand out too much against the rest of your home decor. A simple three blade design with or without the lighting fixture, this fan comes in three different colors including Fresh White, Maiden Bronze with Espresso Blades, as well as Satin Nickel with your choice of Platinum or Mahogany Blades. It gives ceiling height options and is the only Energy Star Rated ceiling on our list. Similarly to our number one pick on our list, the Verse fan is a little more on the expensive side, so if you’re not willing to splurge on this style of our fan, our other options may be a better fit for you. This fan also comes with a reversible motor and a light kit all included, so it makes sense that this is more up-market in terms of price point.

Pros

  • Indoor and outdoor
  • Energy Star rated
  • Reversible Motor

Cons

  • Noisy
  • Expensive

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6. Best Ceiling Fan With Lights – Fanimation Embrace FPS7981BDZ

SPECS

  • Warranty length: Limited lifetime motor warranty, 1 year parts warranty, 1 year service
  • Weight: 18.4 pounds
  • Size: 44 inch
  • Engine size/Efficiency: 120 vaults, 100 watts
  • Price: $$$
  • Design: Remote, 3 blades, indoor
  • Reversible Engine: Yes
  • Mounting: Flush mount
  • Other features: Dimmable Light Kit

Very sleek in its modern design, the Fanimation Embrace ceiling fan will suit your room perfectly as a flush mount in a smaller or average size bedroom. Some of its impressive features include a dimmable light kit – perfect for winding down before bed – and WiFi and Bluetooth compatibility (you can buy the controls separately). This fan will distribute airflow in your bedroom efficiently  while remaining quiet if you need to keep it on as you sleep, particularly on those warmer summer nights. However, some users have claimed experiencing issues with installation, and if any problems like this occur, the manufacturer does offer you a lifetime warranty for the motor, 1 year for parts and service.

Pros

  • Reversible motor
  • Great airflow
  • Stylish
  • Quiet

Cons

  • Not Energy Star rated
  • Expensive
  • Issues with installation

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Choosing the Right Ceiling Fan

If you’re anything like me, walking into a home store and seeing all the types of ceiling fans to choose from can be pretty overwhelming. Quite a few factors go into purchasing the perfect fan for your bedroom, starting with its size:

The Right Size
The size of your fan is determined by the size and height of your bedroom. Ceiling fans can range in size from 20 to 80 inches.

Ceiling Height & Mounting
The ideal height for a ceiling fan is 8 feet from floor to fan tip. The height of your ceiling will determine how to mount your ceiling fan.

Flush Mounting is for low ceilings and low mounting requirements, typically 8 foot ceilings. This mount will keep your fan as close to the ceiling as possible.

Downrod Mounting is for high ceilings taller than 8 feet. A bar protrudes from the ceiling and drops the fan downward. If purchasing a fan for a high ceiling, make sure to notice if the downrod is available, and how long it is to ensure the fan will drop low enough. For extra tall ceilings such as vaulted ones, you may need to make a special order for the downrod. Adapters are also available to allow you to mount a fan on an angled ceiling. It’s important to make sure your fan has at least 2 feet clearance from any wall or anything that may be obstructing it.

Fan Design and Blades

Most modern fans will be designed for exactly what you need, to move air efficiently with high velocity. The design of the fan blades is more of a preference as it is the angle of the blades that matters most when it comes to efficiency. The number of fan blades traditionally is 4-5 blades per fan. There are more blade options, but some suggest that the more blades a fan has, the less efficient the air distribution will actually be.

Colors and materials vary widely among ceiling fans. Some materials and colors are more popular than others, while some blades are designed to be reversible for variety. It’s a good idea to have a few options in mind before you start shopping to avoid being overwhelmed, and possibly purchasing something that clashes with your bedroom decor.

Lighting fixtures can be added to most fans with a lighting kit. Think about how you want to control your fan. Sometimes you won’t have an option, but if you have an extra high ceiling, you probably don’t want to be bothered by a pull chain. Pull chains, wall switches and remote controls are all possible options, so keep this in mind when you’re looking for the right one.

How To Clean Ceiling Fans?

Depending on the height of your ceiling, the easiest way to clean a ceiling fan is typically with a long handle feather duster. Particularly if you’re standing on a chair or step ladder, you should be able to reach even the highest ceiling fans with your household duster. If a fan is less dusty and more greasy or oily, baby wipes or disinfectant wipes are also a great option to really polish the blades. For a deeper clean like this, you may want to place an old sheet directly below the fan so as not to dirty your flooring or carpet while you’re scrubbing away.

Which Direction Should Ceiling Fans Turn in the Summer and Winter?

As we briefly touched on in our product description for the Home Decorators Collection fan, it’s actually quite important which direction the blades of your fan turns, specifically depending on the seasons. In short, if your ceiling fan has a reversible motor, you should keep it in its natural cycle for the summer months, and turn in the opposite direction in the winter months. As we all know, heat rises. A fan will typically bring warm air to the ceiling to keep the rest of your room cool, but if you’d like some extra warmth during the winter, it’s a great idea to switch the fan in reverse to accommodate for the change in season.

Conclusion

Just like many other homeowner purchases, fans can be overwhelming when narrowing them down to the find the perfect one for you. It’s important to have an initial idea of what you want so you can narrow down your search right away.

In the end, a fan is a fan, and with the help of Google for installation, warranty and return options, the best fan to get is the one that stands out the most to you, but also one that works efficiently.

Our pick is the Minka Aire fan, the most comprehensive option with every feature you could possibly need in a fan and more. There’s definitely something for everyone on our list of the top 6 ceiling fans. Even if you don’t find the perfect fan for you and your bedroom here, you should be able to narrow down the must-have options you need, as well as any features that may be deal breakers for you.

Recent Updates

June 8, 2021: Product list has been updated from 9 options to 6 due to product unavailability. Editor’s Choice has been labeled, as well as the Best standout features for the remaining 5 products. Additional content has been included for each product description, as well as “How To Clean Ceiling Fans?” and “Which Direction Should Ceiling Fans Turn in the Summer and Winter?” subheadings, Additional Resources and Recent Updates sections.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are ceiling fans good for bedrooms?

Ceiling fans are great if you want to cool down your bedroom during summers and keep it warm in winters, all the while reducing your energy expenditure. They supplement your existing heating and cooling systems by moving around the air for even distribution. If you choose an ornate fan, it won’t just help with temperature regulation but also add to your bedroom décor. Some ceiling fans also come with a light kit that you can choose for added illumination.

What is the most quiet ceiling fan for a bedroom?

There are many quiet ceiling fans in the market, but the Hunter Fan Company 52080 is our top pick. This fan isn’t just silent, it's also stable and versatile, matching with different kinds of room décors.

Where should a ceiling fan be placed in a bedroom?

You’ll want to place the fan as close to the centre of the room as possible to promote airflow. However, depending on the shape and size of the room, you may need to install two fans, splitting the room in half when deciding on their placement. Another factor to consider is the ceiling height. The ceiling height should be at least 8 feet, measured from the floor to the fan tip. Based on your actual room height, you may place your fan with a flush mounting or downrod mounting. Flush mounting is great for low height ceilings, typically 8 feet. Downrod mounting on the other hand is used in rooms with high ceilings, more than 8 feet.