How to Choose the Right Ceiling Fans
Lighting that is strategically placed gives a new depth to a space, breathing an interior design idea to life. Great lighting adds depth and height, creates cozy spots, and highlights your most outstanding features. It's all about finding the right combination of light and shade and infusing a room with new life.
There are a lot of ways you could play with lights to light up the space. While mirrors strategically placed near lights might do the trick, it is possible achieve the same results and retain functionality.
Ceiling fans can do it all, whether you want to accent your area with a stylish fan, save money on your energy bill, or make the room stay cool or warmer. So how do you choose the right ceiling fan for your space?
- Size of the room
Ceiling Fan Size Guide
|Blade Span||Good for||Room Size|
|29" to 36"||Bathrooms, Breakfast Nooks, Utility Rooms||Up to 75 sq. ft|
|42" to 48"||Bedrooms, Kitchens, Dining Rooms||Up to 175 sq. ft|
|52" to 56"||Large Bedrooms, Family Rooms, Media Rooms||Up to 350 sq. ft|
|60" or larger||Great Rooms, Other Large Spaces||More than 350 sq. ft|
According to homedepot.com you should be able to determine the right fan size by the fan blade sweep, or diameter, by the square footage of the room. In rooms up to 144 feet, use a fan with a 42-inch sweep. In rooms measuring 144 to 225 feet, use a fan with a 44-inch sweep. Install a 52-inch sweep fan in rooms ranging from 225 to 400 feet.
Therefore, the 52''Mayna LED Indoor Copper Flush Mounted Ceiling Fan would be ideal for room 400 feet and over. While the 27''Bucholz Ceiling Fan with Remote Control LED Light would be ideal for smaller and more intimate rooms.
- The Aesthetic of the room
As a rule of thumb you should choose a fan that matches the color of the ceiling so that the fan fits in. However, new trends allow you to personalize your ceiling fan to complement the decor of the area.
If your home takes on an industrial look, then the 31''Linda Indoor Oil Rubbed Ceiling Fan and Dimmable would be better suited. However, if you want to give your home a homey feel, then the 52''Antique Black Indoor Ceiling Fan with Remote (4-Blade) is ideal. The 48''Beckette Black Flush Mount LED Ceiling Fan will help you achieve a clean and chic aesthetic.
- Color Palette
It is important that you take into consideration the existing layout of the room if you wish to use a fan as a statement piece. You may match the fan to the floor or your favorite pieces of furniture. Another important tip to remember is taking into account your color palette and complement the fan to the most popular color in the room.
If the space you are working on has grey wooden floors the 52''Anyan Indoor LED Black Flush Mount Ceiling Fan will help tie the room together. If your furniture is predominantly black then the 52''Berkshire Indoor Downrod Mount Crystal Ceiling Fan would work best in the space.
- The height of the room
Ceiling fans are said to be at their best for air movement when they are 8 to 9 feet above the ground. Experts commend that they be 12 to 18 inches from the nearest wall).
Though they can be higher, for safety reasons, the blades should not be lower than 7 feet over the ground. Personal choice, as well as ceiling height and slope, can influence the style of ceiling fan mounting you select.
- Duality of fan
If for whatever reason do not want to commit to a fan, you can choose from the retractable collection. The ceiling fan with lights can during summer keep the room warm and be just a statement chandelier during the colder months.
Finally, buying a ceiling fan that is not only functional but also adds a little puzzas in the space from a reliable vendor is also important. Parrot Uncle offers free shipping in the U.S.A., fast return, five-star warranty and a technical support team ready to answer all your questions.