Why We Love Small Ceiling Fans
Small ceiling fans are the perfect solution for smaller bedrooms, breakfast nooks and compact home offices. Most small room ceiling fans mount flush or close to the ceiling, taking up little to no ceiling space while still serving a functional purpose of keeping your rooms comfortably cool. This well-curated selection of fans offer a much smaller blade span than what you are used to with common ceiling fan sizes, allowing their design to be that much more unique and to save space. You'll quickly notice these fans may be small in diameter, but they are big in personality.
A Small Ceiling Fan for Every Room & Application
Asmall ceiling fan typically has a blade span (the blade diameter or sweep the fan is able to achieve) of less than 30". This minimal diameter makes this type of ceiling fan unique and the best choice for very specific areas of the home. These fans are often found moving air in smaller kitchens, breakfast nooks, guest bedrooms, home offices and petite bathrooms. They carry the design tenets we love, only in a much smaller form. You may also appreciate a fan of this size for your outdoor living areas including covered decks, patios or the front porch. Just be sure any outdoor fan you select is safely rated for use where the presence of water is unavoidable.
A Small Ceiling Fan for Every Style & Theme
Whether it's needed for the breakfast nook or a home office, you're sure to find the perfect small ceiling fans here and in the aesthetic you want. This collection of petite fans fits a range of interiors including modern, stainless steel designs to traditional ceiling fans with wooden blades and nickel finishes. Minka Aire's Spacesaver is the ideal small-diameter fan for contemporary homes, and fit well in most bedrooms. Find an industrial look with a small caged fan from Matthews Fan Company. Or look to Fanimation's Beckwith for an award-winning design your home will love. Casablanca Fans' selection of small ceiling fans help create conversations and lastly, consider Kichler's Terna design for an energy efficient fan that includes an LED light source.
How to Choose the Best Small Ceiling Fan
The first thing to consider with a small-blade ceiling fan is, of course, its size. These ceiling fan options have a much smaller blade span than you are used to, but you will still want to measure your room to make sure the ceiling can properly accommodate one of these fans. With measuring tape in hand, look for the width, diameter and height your space can accommodate. You'll also want to decide if your new fan will mount flush with the base of the ceiling or if it needs to extend with the help of a downrod. Keep in mind ceilings higher than a standard 8-feet will likely require a downrod. Consider using the Ceiling Fan Size Guide to help you gauge the best ceiling fan for your exact application. You'll also want to take note of the fan's CFM metrics to ensure it will help move the amount of air you are expecting it to. And finally, with size dimensions mapped out, you're ready to refine your choices by color, finishes and special features. If you have any questions about the small ceiling fans featured here, please call our fan experts at 877.445.4486.
On the complete opposite end of the ceiling fan spectrum are large ceiling fans. Converse to the small fans in this curated assortment, large fans feature a much bigger blade sweep (typically 60" or greater) and can move a significant amount of air. If you need a fan for a large living room, a great room, a warehouse or even a big outdoor living area, look to the selection of big ceiling fans. Consider bringing the look and feel of the outdoors inside with a rustic ceiling fan. Rustic fans feature wood elements and darker tones to give homes a decidely lodge look. Finally, check out the ceiling fans with lights to effectively kill two birds with one stone.