Why We Love Floor Fans
Conveniently portable from room to room and home to home, the floor fan holds to its air circulating roots while adapting to an uprooted lifestyle--unlike its more stationary cousins, the ceiling fan or the wall fan. And gone are the days of the white plastic floor fan--now there are fun designs to choose from, including handsome restoration style fans, outdoor floor fans for the patio and even ones that look like they just stepped out of a tropical paradise.
Where Floor Fans Work Best
Thanks to their portability, these floor fans are versatile and can be moved to any room of the house. You can take a floor fan anywhere, from the living room to the bedroom. Similar to the portability of a floor lamp or table lamp, these fans can move from space to space with little effort and simply need an electrical outlet to be powered. Some floor fans can even go outside on the patio, keeping things cool when you are relaxing in your favorite patio chair. That's the beauty of the floor fan - unlike a ceiling fan - their portability and new style range means they're not married to one location so they can accommodate any cooling or air circulation need no matter the room.
Fitting Floor Fans Into Your Style
The decorative nature of these floor fans allow them to work well with almost any interior design style. While they primarily appeal to an industrial and restoration look, you'll find these floor fans compliment modern light fixtures and home furnishings quite well. Fanimation offers a number of well-designed options that have tropical features, restoration style and more. Savoy House offers a multi-speed floor fan and if it's a popping, colorful design you need, look to the selection from Stadler Form. In any space, you'll appreciate the character any of these floor fans will bring.
Choosing the Best Floor Fan
Unlike a ceiling fan, choosing a floor fan is relatively easy because of the fan's portability. However, you will still want to keep its size in mind and properly understand how much air the fan will be able to move. Look to our information on airflow efficiency to understand how a fan is rated on its air movement. And if it is a patio floor fan you need, you'll need to confirm it is UL listed for wet and damp locations, ensuring it is safe for outdoor use. If you have any questions about the floor fans featured here, please call our fan experts at 877.445.4486.
Other Great Options
If you are loving the convenience of a floor fan, check out the selection of table fans for a similar amount of portability and versatility. The ability to have a mobile fan on the go anytime you need will help keep you cool at all times. And if it is a portable light fixture you need, be sure to see our assortment of table lamps for options that are ready to move anytime you are.