The summer is here to stay for a bit, friends. If you’re anything like me, there is nothing worse than feeling sweaty in your own home. That said, I’m not the biggest fan of air conditioning– it’s tough on skin and can end up being colder than I want.
Too hot, too cold, the solution is clear: ceiling fans! Mount ceiling fans are the next best to opening a window in terms of airflow.
The problem is, when I think of “ceiling fans” I picture the ugly white ceiling fan from every motel I’ve ever stared at. (Kinda like boob lights). It doesn’t quite fit with the type of home decor I have in mind.
Luckily, there are tons of good options out there these days that will fit right in with whatever rugs, floor lamps, side tables, table lamps and other accent pieces you have in mind. If anything, these fans are so cute they might just bring the whole room together.
Ceiling Fan Installation
Home improvement is a top notch hobby. It’s not only super rewarding, but you might just learn a thing or two. Whether you’re doing something as simple as replacing wallpaper or something more intense such as installing new lighting fixtures, my first suggestion is always Home Depot.
Luckily, most of the fans on this list are pretty straightforward. You shouldn’t need more than what’s included in the box other than an electric drill.
Best Fans for the Bedroom
Finding a ceiling fan for your bedroom might be the most difficult ceiling fan to choose since you're always looking right at it! But I rounded up some of my faves!
Best Fans for the Living Room
Now celing fans in the living room can also be a difficult choice since visitors are more likely to see these in your home, and you don't want it to clash with your other interior design choice.
Pro tip: try to accent the ceiling fan with your decor. For example, if your fan is brushed nickel, pick some other brushed nickel details like hardware or candlesticks!
Best Outdoor Fans
Anytime I am on a porch and there is an outdoor fan, I feel like I’m on the patio of a fancy hotel. It totally negates the need to move inside for the air conditioning in the summer, and leads to a longer amount of time spent outdoors.
Whether you’re looking to jazz up an outdoor seating area or simply add some air flow into a stuffy living room, any or all of these options will do just that.
The pricing here is very affordable, so have fun with it, and as you’re assembling your fan, keep an eye on that remote control!