We already love ceiling fans for their ability to lower energy costs. But these days, they are more than workhorses; they are centerpieces for the room and they are cropping up in more design applications than ever. And we’re not just seeing them in living rooms and master bedrooms. Their diverse styles, colors and sizes make them a perfect fit for so many spaces: kids’ rooms, home offices, game rooms, laundry rooms—even porches and patios. Let’s take a look at some of the newer ways ceiling fans can add a focal point to home décor, as curated by Hunter.
Porches and Patios
Turn a covered porch or patio into a true indoor-outdoor room with the addition of a ceiling fan (or fans, depending on how big your space is). The air circulation created by the fan not only keeps the area cooler, but also helps deter insects like mosquitoes, making for a more pleasant environment overall. To combat the effects of weather and humidity on blades and electrical components, choose a damp-rated fan, which is engineered to perform well outdoors.
The Cassius has 52-inch blades, a good size for moving air around a large porch, sunroom or enclosed patio area. Another consideration: Dark colored fans may be easier to keep clean outside, but lots of people swear by the classic Southern look of white-on-white porch fans, too. It’s really up to you!
A ceiling fan is a game-changer not only for the comfort of the cook but also for the room’s overall appeal. Create contrast by adding a white fan in a kitchen with dark design elements, or a dark fan in an all-white kitchen. Now, if your kitchen is a tad more crowded than this spacious one or has a lower ceiling, consider a low-profile fan that will fit flush with the ceiling. Helpful hint: A ceiling fan can also serve as a primary light source. In this design, the ceiling fan provides a spotlight over the island, further adding to the function of the space.
Dimmable bulbs in the light mean complete control over the room’s ambiance. Is it bedtime, yet? A Signal, shown above, is part of Hunter’s SIMPLEconnect™ Wi-Fi® Collection of smart home ceiling fans, meaning it can be programmed via your mobile phone and other smart electronics. You can set a schedule for your ceiling fan to turn off in the middle of the night and for the fan light to gradually brighten as you wake up in the morning.”
For a child’s room, you might also choose a ceiling fan in a peppy color, such as the Cranbrook, in mint.
Billiards, check. Darts, check. Now, for the finishing touch: a ceiling fan! This game room features the Apache, which has a handsome, industrial look and works well in large, open indoor spaces. If you’ll be using the fan for ambient lighting, be sure to think about the placement of your signature games. Arrange your room to take full advantage of the ceiling fan’s light fixture. Here, the billiard table is centered beneath the fan, so that keeping an eye on the ball is easy!
Shop for all of these looks, and all the rooms in your home, at itsahunter.com.