The design of fans have come a long way over the years, and these days you can easily find some stylish options across a wide variety of price ranges. I picked my 15 favorite models, keeping different styles and budgets in mind.
ARTEMIS FAN / Y LIGHTING
Y Lighting : For a contemporary home, a simple modern fan like this is a great choice. This aerodynamic design is on the pricier side, but it’s a classic that you’ll likely have in your home for years to come. It’s also included in the permanent design collection of The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, so it has some solid design street cred.
TURBO SWIRL FAN / JOSS & MAIN
Joss & Main : This black, gun metal fan is a fresh update on the classic ceiling fan design. It’s super budget-friendly and would work well with virtually any style of decor. It also includes a modern light.
GEORGE KOVACS FAN / ALL MODERN
All Modern : This unique fan reminds me of those school science projects when we made models of all the planets. The unusual design means you can easily make your space stand out. It’s also on the larger side, so it would work well in a bigger space.
CHANDELIER FAN / SHADES OF LIGHT
MONTE CARLO FAN / LOWE’S
Lowe’s : This simple fan has a completely traditional fan design, but with updated elements. The wood blades and polished nickel detailing bring a freshness to it that you don’t find with standard builder-grade fans. But it’s simple enough that it won’t interfere with any other design elements in a room.
PARIS BRONZE FAN / LAMPS PLUS
Lamps Plus : This fan has an art-deco vibe and would really look great in a space that makes use of vintage elements and decor. The design is inspired by a Parisian bistro and includes a beautiful leaded glass light fixture.
BENTLEY FAN / HOME DEPOT
ENCLAVE CEILING FAN / WAYFAIR
AIR KING MOUNT FAN / AMAZON
Amazon : This fan has the look of a traditional portable box fan but it’s ceiling mounted. It features more powerful air circulation than a standard fan, so it’s great for a space that really needs some extra help when it comes to the cooling off factor. Again, this one would work well on its own or lined up on the ceiling with several units.
BAHAMA OUTDOOR FAN / HOME DECORATORS
Home Decorators : With blades shaped like palm fronds, this outdoor fan is a great choice for a patio or lanai. It has a pull chain, so you aren’t limited by needing to install it close to a wall switch.
CRAFTMADE OUTDOOR FAN / DESTINATION LIGHTING
Destination Lighting : Here’s a low profile fan that’s great for a more modern outdoor space. It’s 54 inches wide, so it’s also a good pick if you have a larger outdoor space you need to accommodate.
EMERSON OUTDOOR FAN / OVERSTOCK
Overstock : This stylish fan is designed to work indoors or outdoors. It has a bit of a midcentury modern feel to it with rounded lines and a wood finish. The fixture is light adaptable, which means you can include a light if you need one or skip it if you don’t.
WILD CARD FANS
WALL-MOUNTED FAN / SHADES OF LIGHT
Shades of Light : If you’re not able to mount your fan to the ceiling, this wall-mounted option could be the perfect solution for you. It will work either indoors or outdoors and is a great choice if you have a small kitchen or porch that just needs to amp up the cool factor a bit.
ALLEN + ROTH DEXTER FAN / LOWE’S
Lowe’s : Here’s a unique light/fan combo that has a super sleek vibe. The fan is fully integrated into the design of the fixture, so again, it’s easy to miss. The halogen lights will provide plenty of illumination for your space, and the fan is an extra bonus.
KICHLER FAN / LIGHTING DIRECT
Lighting Direct : At first glance, you probably wouldn’t even realize that this fixture is also a fan. With minimal footprint, it’s a really great choice for a smaller space. The contoured blades allow for a unique outward flow air pattern that will keep your space surprisingly cool.