Fan Buyer's Guide - Choosing Ceiling Fans by Room
Inspiration, What to Consider & Fan FAQs: A Few Quick Tips On Choosing a Ceiling Fan for a Specific Room
Ceiling FansRoom by Room
Will your new ceiling fan be too big for the kitchen nook? Will your new fan hang too low in the bedroom? Does your new ceiling fan match the decor of the room it is placed in? When choosing a ceiling fan for a specific room in your home, you have to consider the fan's blade span, ceiling mount size and most important to us, the style of the fan.
Ceiling Fans by Blade Span
We covered how to determine the size of a ceiling fan in our Ceiling Fan Size Guide, however, it is important to recap the best way to find your ceiling fan size. When you measure a ceiling fan's size, you measure its blade span from one end of a blade to another, not a single blade. While most ceiling fan sizes range from 40" to 52", there are cases where you may want a large ceiling fan with a longer blade span to occupy more ceiling real estate, or a much smaller ceiling fan for compact spaces. Depending on the room where you plan to install a ceiling fan, your choices will vary.
Different Ceiling Mount Sizes To Accommodate Different Rooms
Different ceiling heights require different mounting sizes. For instance, bedrooms tend to have a shorter ceiling height and bedroom ceiling fans often sit flush or hug the ceiling. In living rooms and great rooms, ceilings are typically taller and the fan is mounted with a downrod extension. Conversely, modern kitchens and dining rooms vary in ceiling size and you'll need to be careful in which installation type you choose. When shopping for a new ceiling fan, be sure to measure the ceiling to the floor to determine exactly how your fan should be mounted. With a proper gauge of your ceiling-to-floor height, you'll be able to choose the best fan for the space.
Ceiling Fans For Each Room by Style
Ceiling fans are available in a variety of styles including contemporary, traditional, transitional, rustic and mid-century modern. Depending on the theme and decor of the rooms in your home, you will want to select a ceiling fan that best suits one of these interior design styles. Most modern designed homes benefit from the sleek ceiling fans offered by the Modern Fan Company, Fanimation or Minka Aire. Traditionally and transitionally styled homes can be accommodated with ceiling fan designs by Hunter Fans or Casablanca Ceiling Fans. Whatever your style may be, there is a fan to fit it.
Choosing a Ceiling Fan & FAQ
- Choosing the Right Ceiling Fan Size
- Choosing Ceiling Fans by Room
- Using Ceiling Fans in Summer & Winter
- Ceiling Fan Installation Options
- Energy Star Qualified Ceiling Fans
- Using a Ceiling Fan On a Sloped Ceiling
- The Difference Between 4 & 5 Blade Fans
- What is Blade Pitch & Why is it Important
- Why Buy a Remote for Your Ceiling Fan
- When to Buy a Ceiling Fan Light Kit
- CFM & Airflow Efficiency
- Choosing An Outdoor Fan