How to Choose a Chandelier With Hidden Fan

chandelier with hidden fan

A chandelier with a hidden fan is a stylish way to add air ventilation to your home. It can also increase your ceiling height and improve the look of a room. You can buy a fan-equipped fixture to install yourself or you can hire an electrician to do the job.

Chandelier Style & Color

Before you start shopping for a chandelier, decide on the type of lighting you want and how much light you need. Whether you prefer traditional or modern styles, chandeliers come in a variety of finishes and sizes to fit your space. Choose a chandelier with the right texture and a light that will complement your style.

Room Size & Proportions

When deciding on the size of your fixture, take into consideration room dimensions and the shape of the table you plan to hang it above. A room that is 10 by 10 feet will need a chandelier that is about 12 to 20 inches wide.

Dining tables are often round or square so you should consider the shape of the table when choosing a chandelier. Fixtures that are too long will make the table look small, so go for a length that is 2/3 to 4/5 the table’s width.

Room Decor & Design

A chandelier can be a focal point of a room, but it should not overpower the room or look out of place. You can choose a chandelier that’s oversized or simple to draw attention and add a dramatic touch.

You can also choose a chandelier that has a unique style and features a bold color. For example, a brass chandelier can be a great fit for a rustic or farmhouse style kitchen.

If you have a formal dining room, an ornate chandelier can add glamour. If you want a more casual vibe, try a chandelier with bare candelabra bulbs.

Pendants, flush mounts and semi-flush fixtures have a lower profile than chandeliers and are better for rooms with low ceilings. For these types of fixtures, you should leave a six-inch clearance between the bottom of the chandelier and the floor.

Sloped and vaulted ceilings can make installing a chandelier difficult, as angled ceilings will not allow the fixture to be hung straight. It is best to get a fixture that is “sloped ceiling adaptable,” or you can install a ceiling brace between the ceiling joists for extra support.

Chandeliers with a chain can be easily installed on sloped or vaulted ceilings. However, these fixtures require extra support because the chains can’t move in a straight line.

Alternatively, you can use a downrod, which is attached to the top of the fixture. Downrods can be cut to length so you can find the perfect match for your ceiling height and style.

A chandelier with a hidden fan can be a great addition to any room. You can even add it to a hallway or bathroom for added ventilation and light. The best part is that the fixture doesn’t have to be installed directly above a table or counter.