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 be great.
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.