The ceilings in our bedrooms are barely 7' 5". In several rooms the
previous owner installed low-profile ceiling fans with lights. The
fan blades are 7" from the ceiling at their lowest and the light
globes extend to approximately 14".
The master bedroom doesn't have a fan or a light. Because it's a
larger room, the ceiling looks even lower than it does in the other
rooms. I want to add a ceiling fan, we need more light, and I'd love
to create the illusion of a higher ceiling. These are three separate
issues but if I can address more than one at the same time, that would
I really don't want a central ceiling light because I think they
create glare and I'd be looking at it while reading in bed making
reading harder than it already is. I found a fan with an uplight
which I think would add light without creating glare (esp. diffusing
off a flat-finish white ceiling) and add to the illusion of a higher
ceiling. However, the blades of the fan extend to 12" below the
ceiling (just 6 '5" off the floor).
I'm now thinking I'll get a ceiling-hugging fan with no light at all
and worry about light another time.