When it’s time to go shopping for new ceiling fans, there are a few things to keep in mind. While the most popular fans are 52 inches, this size is best for rooms that are over 10 x 10 feet; otherwise a 42 or 44-inch fan should suffice. Think about color and style choices before you go shopping. Basic finish choices are brass, pewter and bronze. Finish colors include oak, maple, cherry and various shades of paint.
10 ceiling fans worth checking out:
A sleek fan for lovers of contemporary style, this 60-inch, triple-blade, bent-wood fan offers a dramatic look in either black or satin nickel, and blade finish options include maple, cherry and mahogany. The fan also comes in a 52-inch straight blade.
EVO1 Prevail T retractable
This innovative, high performance retractable fan by Fanaway is functional, practical, and will save you time from having to dust the blades every week. When you don’t need it, just switch off the fan function and the blades automatically retract into a beautiful, suspended light fixture.
Minka Aire Artemis
This striking contemporary fan offers a sleek design with twisted translucent finish vanes and an integrated halogen light. The 58-inch, 3 speed wall-controlled fan comes in brushed nickel and an end cap for non-light use.
A little kooky-meets-Gothic, the Candelier imitates the kind you might find in an old castle. It’s definitely unique, and a surefire way to break the ice at your next social gathering. Made by Casablanca, the fan features 48 genuine wax candles (fitted with a three-watt bulb) in different colors and heights that sit on top of a 3-blade fan. A must-have for the eccentric.
Limited Edition Custom Enigma
This is truly a head turner with its copper, blue and purple swirly finish – it’s art for your ceiling. Custom orders take up to 4 weeks.
Hunter 21617 Palermo
Energy Star rated 52-inch brushed nickel with 5 blades that come in maple or cherry. It boasts a quiet WhisperWind motor, 3 speeds, 3-position mounting system, remote control, and a frosted globe light fixture that uses a 22-watt fluorescent bulb. Hot buy!
Perfect for stylish rooms, this 60” Amber Bronze fan comes with 5 blades and is available in honey oak and dark walnut. It’s also built with the quiet WhisperWind motor, 3 candelabra lights, and includes a remote control and lifetime warranty.
This powerful 52-inch brushed nickel ceiling fan comes in antique brass, white and polish finish. Its versatile 5-blade fan is reversible with one side in rosewood and the other in light maple, giving you more design choices. The best thing about this fan is fewer parts equals a fast and simple installation process that takes only 15 minutes.
Air Shadow Retractable
This line of retractable fans from Fanimation offers 4 different styles from contemporary to traditional. The blades retract into the fan with the touch of a button, giving you the decorative option of a beautiful hanging light or light & fan combo.
Minka Aire Gyro with 2-headed fan
Here’s a super-cool fan (literally) that would be perfect in a game room, bar, barn-style home, or contemporary house. Available in a 42-inch sweep, the Gyro comes in Restoration Bronze with integrated halogen and a unique schoolhouse globe light.