I was searching on Pinterest for ceiling fans before we moved into our house. I knew we’d need some since this old house doesn’t have air conditioning and the temperature gets up to 100 in Utah. And do you know what came up? “Ceiling fan makeover,” “Ceiling fans that aren’t boring,” and “a ceiling fan that you don’t have to be embarrassed about.”
And I was nodding! Because ceiling fans are usually boring, ugly and embarrassing! But they are also super functional. I had two fans in our first home that we never replaced because they were so nice to have around. Here’s the benefits of ceiling fans-
why you should get a ceiling fan
- They use less energy than air conditioners
- Fans circulate the air which can help alieve odors in the home
- Most fans have a switch so you can reverse the direction the air blows. This makes fans a good choice for winter or summer.
- Cooling is counter-clockwise
- Heating is clockwise
Here’s a fun fact about ceiling fans (nerd alert!)- they don’t actually change the temperature (unless there’s cold air outside or an air conditioner and they’re being used to circulate that colder air). Fans create a breeze which speeds up the evaporation of perspiration on the skin. This makes the body’s natural cooling mechanism much more efficient. Which also means that if no one is in the room, the fan should be turned off since its a waste of electricity.
I am one who will give up some function for prettiness, but its important to be comfortable (especially when its the difference between being hot and fine). So, I was determined to find a cute ceiling fan! Here’s what I found-
So many good options! They are all from Kichler Lighting and I am a HUGE fans of theirs (I’ve used their lights in all 3 of my houses now).
Here are some tips when looking for ceiling fans-
- Choose something with no lights (if you have can lights in the room) or covered bulbs
- Pay attention to the shape of the fan blade- a more modern simple shape won’t look dated
- Make sure the colors match your home. I went for white and brass so the fan will blend into the rest of the home.
After finding all of the above fans, I feel in love with the Starkk fan (#3 above) because of the brass detail- sooooo pretty! I ended up ordering white fan blades to help the fan mostly disappear into the ceiling. Ready to see how they turned out?!
ceiling fans that aren’t boring
Before in the kitchen
Before in the office
Before in the master bedroom
Isn’t that so much better?! They work wonderfully AND they look beautiful. I’d call that a win, win! Do you have ceiling fans in your house? Are they pretty or functional? If you need a new ceiling fan (or any light, really) I’d suggest checking out Kichler– they seriously are my favorite source for beautiful lighting. This post was sponsored by Kichler. Thank you for supporting the sponsors who keep this blog running! Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
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