Modern Ceiling Fans


Cooling Your Space with a Modern Ceiling Fan

Utilizing a ceiling fan helps to keep the air moving to balance temperatures and spread out humidity within a home. Modern ceiling fans are equipped with multiple features that help make your home comfortable and easily adjustable at the touch of a button. For summer heat, make sure your fan is always running counterclockwise to push cool air down lower to the ground. In the winter, adjust the fan to run clockwise to pull hot air up and distribute it throughout your home. Depending on the size of your space, you may require more than one ceiling fan to properly help cool your home and the addition of floor fans and air purifiers ensures your home is as fresh as possible for family and guests.

How to Choose The Right Ceiling Fan

Modern ceiling fans come in a variety of shapes, styles, and finishes to easily fit your space and adapt to your needs. Whether looking for a ceiling fan for the indoors or out, start by determining the aesthetic or interior design scheme you are looking to achieve. Coastal-themed fans can often have leaf-inspired designs and feature oil-rubbed bronze finishes, while Scandinavian-inspired and farmhouse modern ceiling fans can be crafted from wood with natural tones in black, white. An ultra-modern or contemporary space is perfectly outfitted with a fan with a metallic finish such as polished chrome, polished nickel, satin nickel, or bronze. Try to match the finish of your ceiling fan to the decor around your room, either the flooring, wall color, or even hardware finish for a cohesive look.

Because the main purpose of a ceiling fan is to circulate air, it's important to next think of the size fan you will need for your space. Measure the size of your room and the height of the room from floor to ceiling to determine if you need a flush mount, downrod, or standard fan for your space. For smaller rooms like bathrooms and guest bedrooms, a smaller fan works well, whereas larger spaces like kitchens, master bedrooms, and living spaces will require a larger fan or even multiple fans to properly cool down the space. A good rule of thumb to determine the size you need is as follows: If the length of your longest wall is less than 12 feet, your fan width should be 46 inches or less. If the length of your longest wall is 12 to 18 feet, your fan width should be 48-56 inches. Any room with a wall that is longer than 18 feet, the ceiling fan should be a minimum of 56 inches or more.

What Else to Think About When Buying a Modern Ceiling Fan

Modern ceiling fans now come equipped with a ton of features that can make life easier and give you peace of mind. Different features to consider when searching for a new ceiling fan include remote control ability, wall control, smart ceiling fans that can be controlled by bluetooth on your phone or tablet, and whether or not you want a built-in lighting feature as part of the overall design. Most modern ceiling fans are outfitted with LED technology which provides a more powerful experience and overall energy-efficient design. Also be sure to look for Energy Star rated designs for the most efficient performance.

If shopping for an outdoor space, make sure you choose a ceiling fan design that is wet-rated, that way you can rest assured it will be able to stand up to unexpected weather conditions and provide quality performance all season long.

Modern Ceiling Fan FAQs

  • What ceiling fans are in style now?

Ceiling fans come in a variety of styles and designs that can easily match your space and your aesthetic. A popular feature in homes, ceiling fans are an easy way to cool down your space and add a decorative touch that ties your whole room together.

  • How many blades are best on a ceiling fan?

Modern ceiling fans can come with any number of blades, but the most typical is three or five. The rule of thumb is as the number of blades increases, the fan tends to be quieter as it is circulating less air. More blades increase the drag on a ceiling fan’s motor and slow it down. While aesthetics are up to you, the most common and best option for the home are designs with four to five blades for that perfect balance of circulated air and ambient noise.

  • How do I choose the right ceiling fan?

The ceiling fan you choose should be a combination of aesthetic and design as well as form and function. Look for a ceiling fan that has the finish you are looking for to match your space and style, and then look for high-performance and energy efficient designs that will work the hardest in your space. Confirm the ceiling fan is the right size for your room and you’ll be enjoying perfectly circulated air in no time.