My studio apartment is absolutely perfect, except for one thing: the hideous ceiling fan! It's much too large for my small space and looks silly with the three big lamps that hang from it. I'm more of a mid-century modern girl and the fan's Victorian "charms" do absolutely nothing for me. Here's the tough part...I rent! What's a girl to do??
Hi Dean, hm... this is a good question! We recommend first, finding out just how attatched (no pun intended) the landlord is about the fan. Perhaps they'll be willing to replace it with a more contemporary fan (if you even use it) or maybe just a simple light fixture. Sometimes, landlords don't care what you do as long as you leave the space just as it was when you got it- this could mean that you could theoretically, take it down, and replace it with something more to your taste, (of course you would want to hang on to the original, and when you move, just put it back up. Although, admittedly, that can be a hassle.) Another crazy idea could be to remove the fan blades, and put up a large drum shade to cover it? Does anyone have any other suggestions for Dean?