It seems like getting a ceiling fan should be pretty simple and straightforward, but for some reason the task can feel daunting. You want the perfect one, but don’t know how to choose. No worries though, because you can read on to find our 3 tips for buying a ceiling fan.
Tip 1 – Let’s get practical
Looking at all the options for fans can actually be fun, but before all of that you will want to know what you really need to get for your space. If you are installing a fan on a vaulted ceiling or high ceiling, you will want one that has a down rod – so it sits lower and can move air more efficiently. You’ll also want to pay attention to fan size. Ceiling fans come with a number of blade spans, so make sure you’re getting a fan that isn’t too big for your room. Also make sure that if you have a large space you get a fan that is big enough to circulate the air properly around the entire room – or get more than 1.
Tip 2 – Do you want to stand out or blend in?
Some people hate ceiling fans (probably something to do with all the dated ones out there). If you’re one of those people, you probably don’t want a ceiling fan that stands out very much. The solution is to simply get a ceiling fan that matches your ceiling color. It sounds simple, but you would be amazed at how a ceiling fan disappears when it is the same color as the ceiling. Also go with a simple design, nothing super fancy, and preferably something with clean lines – like with one bulb that doesn’t extend down very far. Something like this ceiling fan:
On the other hand if you do want your ceiling fan to stand out there are plenty of options that can help with that, read on for more help deciding.
Tip 3 – What is your style?
Modern ceiling fans come in a large variety of sizes and styles, so there is literally something to suite everyone’s taste. If you like modern and want a sophisticated look, then you’ll want to look at the chrome fans and maybe the more contemporary 3 blade fans that have a sleek look. If you have a traditional home and style, then you might look at wood toned ceiling fans with more classically styled light shades. There are ceiling fans that would look good with a beachy style, vintage style, or industrial style.
Narrowing down what interior design taste you have and what you want in your home can really help you choose the right ceiling fan for your space.
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