However, after doing some research, it seems that this spacing would put the lights too close to the fan, causing a strobing effect. In such a small room, would it be possible to avoid the flickering problem by placing the lights closer to the walls? Would this leave a dark area in the center of the room and cast weird light on the built-in shelf which extends out 12" from the wall?
I read that the biggest issue with recessed lights in bedrooms is sound transfer to other rooms.
Our other daughter, whose room is down the hall, has Down Syndrome and likes to sing loudly (out of tune, of course). I suppose we could build drywall boxes around the lights but this involves a lot of extra labor.