Are Ceiling Fans the Kiss of Death to Layout?

Are ceiling fans layout suicide? I say “barely,” and also the community agrees! This has been a hot topic on the Discussions Board ever because er sunshinesarah posted this cry for design assistance:

My husband and I are building our first house. He has graciously let me have my way around just about any decision thus far. Except CEILING FANS … he insists we install ceiling fans from all four bedrooms for air circulation, energy efficiency, etc.. Has ceiling fans and they are really used by us . But it appears that every design show I see or magazine I read is of the view that ceiling fans are the #1 layout No-No. Would installing ceiling fans be committing design suicide? Do I try to camouflage them by going with white to match the ceiling or dark to coincide with doorknobs and trim? Lights or no lights? Five blades or four? HELP!

All of us who watched Trading Spaces back in the day likely have this neurosis. From the defense of these designers, the majority of the lovers they torn out were horrendously obsolete, rickety, dusty messes. Had Laurie and Hildy had the choices available now from areas like Fanimation, and a budget of more than $1,000 for the whole room, they may have replaced the old lovers with these fresh new designs.

Carolina Kitchens

Interior designer Debbie Weiner hit the nail on the head: “Design suicide? What can be worse than sweating in your house? Your husband is appropriate and the designers that tell you differently place look before comfort and that’s not great layout, that’s vanity.”

Those of us that are a bit vain can still win with ceiling fans, because their design has come a lengthy way in the past few decades. This fan is a sculptural work of art.

Ceiling Fan Universe

Minka Aire Cirque George Kovacs Ceiling Fan, Silver – $429.95

It’s been fun to see ceiling fan design take on sudden shapes and finishes.

Echelon Custom Homes

It is important to pick the ideal fan for your area in terms of design and proportion. A cathedral ceiling in a large-scale room provides a chance to add something large and bold, making the enthusiast a major design component.

Kelley & Company Home

The Palisade Double Ceiling Bridge increases the British colonial flair of this beach house. The pitched ceiling permits for its large size, making the scale appropriate.

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Minka Aire F577-WH Concept 52 in. Outdoor Ceiling Fan – White – $279.95

Of course, not all lovers will need to be more attention grabbers. This one from Minka Aire is a favorite of interior designer Charmean Neithart because it combines into the ceiling and also is easy to decorate around. It’s also very quiet.

Natalie Younger Interior Design, Allied ASID

“Lights or no lights?” Asks sunshinesarah. Before I began to explore today’s lovers with lights, I had been biased against them. I then realized that I was not even noticing the lights in the present ceiling fans, as they are so streamlined and modern. If your space needs overhead light, why don’t you get some out of your own fan? The more conservative ceiling fans having five bulbs coated with glass shades will shake, rattle and collect dust; the new lovers with a subtly incorporated light source are silent.

Axis Mundi

Speaking of silent interior designer Cynthia Taylor-Luce brought up a terrific point: “There should be a decibel rating for your fan sound so pay attention to this, particularly for bedrooms.”

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Symmetry Architects

Ceiling fans don’t need to hang out of the middle of the ceiling. Here, lanterns occupy the center line of this outdoor room’s ceiling, while Old Havana fans circulate the air from the sidelines.

Graf Developments

In case you have an aversion to the typical fan-blade shape, think about the slick industrial appearance supplied by caged ceiling fans.

Camber Construction

In a large, open area, a ceiling fan is quite effective in circulating air throughout the house.

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Patricia B. Warren, AIA Warren Architecture, LLC

Tip: If you’re prepared to create your enthusiast a layout component in the room, think about it as you would a modern mobile. The distinctive curved blades of this enthusiast are eye catching and modern.

CCG Interiors, LLC.

This glossy ceiling fan combines in because it is white, but it has a presence that’s very similar to that of a midcentury modern light fixture like a Nelson Pendant Light.

Rauser Design

A fan with a light serves two purposes on a porch.

There’s a fan for every style. This one remembers barn lights and thus is an proper choice for a farmhouse.

Jeri Koegel Photography

You are able to go beyond hardware if coordinating a buff to the rest of the room. The light wood of this fan coordinates with the bigger pieces of furniture.


Shop Harbor Breeze 52-Inch Avian Ceiling Fan, Brushed Nickel – $116

You don’t need to spend a fortune to possess stylish fan. Plain white lovers are available for less than $50, while this tasteful honey-tone enthusiast is currently priced at $116.

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