Archive for August, 2010

Colorful and Playful Kids Ceiling Fans

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

A kid’s room is suppose to be fun and colorful. Kids ceiling fans are a great way to add a vibrant and playful touch, while adding comfort to the room. There are so many different styles of fans that you are certain to find the perfect fan for your kid’s bedroom or playroom.

Great Playroom Ceiling Fans

Playrooms are meant to be fun and where kids can escape into another world.  Most of the time when kids are playing they work up a sweat, so adding a ceiling fan to their playroom is a good way to keep them cool, while adding character to the room. You can have a plain, white traditional ceiling fan but why would you want to when there are so many vibrant and animated fans on the market.

The Balloon ceiling fan by Monte Carlo is a fun and whimsical ceiling fan that would be great for any kid’s playroom.The body of the Balloon ceiling fan is shaped like a balloon with colorful balloon shaped details all over the fan.

Monte Carlo Balloon Ceiling Fan

Monte Carlo Balloon Ceiling Fan

Another great ceiling fan for a playroom is the Pinwheel ceiling fan by Quorum. This colorful fan features blades that are shaped like an actual pinwheel and each blade has a different bright and bold color. Pinwheel ceiling fans are certain to add a fun touch to any room’s decor.

Quorum Pinwheel Ceiling Fan

Quorum Pinwheel Ceiling Fan

The Balloon ceiling fan and the Pinwheel ceiling fan would look great in a colorful room like the one below.

Design Dazzle photo

*image via Design Dazzle

Ceiling Fans for Girls Rooms

A little girl’s room is so precious and usually very pink. The Dreamland ceiling fan by Hunter Fan Company is a classic girls ceiling fan with reversible all pink or pink with flower blades and a mini chandelier like fixture with pink shades.

Hunter Dreamland Ceiling Fan

Hunter Dreamland Ceiling Fan

Another great fan for a girls room is the Bloom Ceiling Fan by Craftmade.This fan features decorative petal shaped blades and is available in pink and green or just pink.

Craftmade Bloom Ceiling Fan

Craftmade Bloom Ceiling Fan

Ceiling Fans for Boys Rooms

Make any boy’s room complete with a sport or airplane inspired ceiling fan.

There are many types of sport ceiling fans on the market today. The most popular one is the Baseball ceiling fan by Hunter. The Hunter baseball ceiling fan captures America’s pastime in every detail of the fan. The blades are shaped like baseball bats and are reversible so they can be aluminum or wood. The motor is disguised as a catcher’s mitt and the light is decorated as a baseball. A home plate ceiling appliqué is even included to complete the baseball theme.

Hunter Baseball Ceiling Fan

Hunter Baseball Ceiling Fan

Airplane ceiling fans are perfect for any boy who enjoys aviation. A great airplane fan is the Fantasy Flyer ceiling fan. This fan is an authentic replica of a F4U Corsair. It features an airplane ceiling appliqué that holds the motor for quiet operation. The Fantasy Flyer ceiling fan will let your little boy’s imagination soar high.

Hunter Fantasy Flyer Ceiling Fan

Hunter Fantasy Flyer Ceiling Fan

Kids ceiling fans are available in a variety of designs, styles, and colors. Why bother with plain white ceiling fans when you can have vibrant colored fans with playful designs for a kid’s room. From gender specific designs to unisex designs you are certain to find just the right ceiling fan to complete the design of your kid’s room while adding comfort at the same time. For further reading on kids ceiling fans check out ToyXplosion’s blog post Add a Personal Touch to Your Kid’s Room with Kids Ceiling Fans. ToyXplosion also features the latest news and reviews of the hottest toys.

Do you have a favorite Kids Ceiling Fan? If so, please share.

Altus Ceiling Fan

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

The Altus ceiling fan is a sleek, contemporary designed ceiling fan that will add comfort and style to any room in your home. Energy Star rated Altus ceiling fans are very energy efficient and produce an exceptional amount of airflow to help cool you off on a hot summer day. The amount of airflow produced by the Altus fan is 6215 cubic feet per minute, also known as CFM.

Modern Fan Company Altus ceiling fans are available in a brushed aluminum or gloss white finish and with or without a CFL or Incandescent light fixture. Altus hugger ceiling fans are also available for the rooms in your home with low ceilings.

Altus fans are UL Damp listed so they are suitable for indoor and outdoor locations.

The Encantado Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico features the Modern fan Altus ceiling fan in their tranquil designed suites to add a cooling breeze in the desert heat.

Atlus Ceiling Fan Encantado Suite

Atlus Ceiling Fan Casita-interior

*Images via Encantado Resort

The Altus fan will add a comfortable and relaxing feel to your home with it’s exceptional performance and stylish design.

Industry Ceiling Fans

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The Modern Fan Company Industry ceiling fan has a simple but decorative design that will add a rustic, industrial feel to a room. This fan is very versatile and will complement a variety of room designs. 

Industry IND-GV Ceiling Fan

I have come across The Industry fan in two wonderful blogs: Tracery Interiors and Shelter.

One of the many things I enjoy about reading interior designer and decorator’s blogs is that they feature pictures of well designed homes. These blogs are a great way for home owners to get ideas and inspiration for their own home’s design. It is also a great way to see ceiling fans in an actual room instead of on a white or black background.

The blog post Tracery tip – ceiling fans from Tracery Interiors features the industry ceiling fans in a game room of a home they designed.

Industry ceiling fans via Tracery Interiors

*image via Tracery Interiors, photo from Richard Long for Dungan Neguette Architects.

The blog post Farm House Revisited from Shelter Interior Design features the industry fan in a beautiful farm house that blends modern designs with old designs. This fan looks great installed on a wood planked ceiling in a room with modern styled furniture.

Industry Ceiling Fan image from Shelter

*image via Shelter Interior Design Blog

The Industry ceiling fan by Modern Fan Company has galvanized housing and is available with a 42” or 52” blade span. This fan is energy star rated and is UL damp listed so it can be used indoors and outdoors. Industry fans feature a powerful 125mm x 28mm motor that produces airflow of 6056 cubic feet per minute, also known as CFM.

Industry ceiling fans are also available from Period Arts Fan Company in a Copper and Rust Finish.

Period Arts Industry IDY-CP FanPeriod Arts Industry IDY-RS Fan

These ceiling fans will add an old-style touch to any room in your home while adding comfort with their exceptional air circulation.

Flush Mount Ceiling Fans

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Flush mount ceiling fans are for the rooms in your home with low ceilings. Flush mount ceiling fans, also known as hugger ceiling fans and low profile ceiling fans, allow you to add comfort to a room with low ceilings without sacrificing safety to your precious head. These fans do not hang from a downrod, they are flush mounted directly to the ceiling. Their close to the ceiling design keeps the fan within the 7 foot blade to floor clearance that is recommended by National Electric Code.

Blade to Floor Clearance diagram

Traditional or standard mounted ceiling fans usually have blades 12-14 inches from the ceiling. Flush mounted fans usually have blades approximately 6 to 10 inches from the ceiling, which reduces the amount of distance from the blades to ceiling. This allows for the 7 feet needed for the blade to floor clearance to hang a ceiling fan in a room with a low ceiling.

A lot of flush mount ceiling fans now include integrated light fixtures that are bowl or dome shape. These ceiling fans tend to have a lower profile design which makes them great for rooms that need comfort and lighting.  A popular flush mount fan with an integrated light is the the Casablanca C30g45h Isotope Ceiling Fan. The Isotope ceiling fan features a 52″ blade span and an integrated halogen light fixture.

Casablanca C30G45H Isotope Ceiling Fan

Flush mount ceiling fans come in many different stylish designs to complement any home decor. Just because you have a low ceiling doesn’t mean that you have to skimp on style. You can go with a classic design like the popular Hunter 20803 Low Profile III ceiling fan in a white finish.

Hunter 20803 Low Profile Ceiling Fan

Or go for a more contemporary ceiling fan like the popular Quorum Nikko ceiling fan with chrome finish and Dark Teak blades. The Nikko ceiling fan also features an integrated halogen light fixture.

Quorum 70523-14 Nikko Ceiling Fan

Flush mount ceiling fans sometime lack optimal airflow because of the short distance from the blades to the ceiling. The short distance between the ceiling and blades can sometimes avert the air from flowing properly around the blades. To prevent having a flush mount fan with poor airflow make sure you look for a high quality ceiling fan with a high CFM rating. Like the very energy efficient Emerson CF152CRM Curva Sky ceiling fan, that has a CFM rating of 5393.  The Emerson CF152CRM ceiling fan features a chrome finish and an integrated halogen light fixture.

Emerson CF152CRM Curva Sky Ceiling Fan

CFM is the amount of airflow from the fan measured by cubic feet per minute. Fans with a higher CFM are usually designed better than fans with a low CFM.

Other Popular Flush Mount Ceiling Fans

Minka Aire F518-ORB Concept Ceiling Fan

F518-ORB Concept Ceiling Fan


The Minka Aire F518-ORB Concept Ceiling fan features an integrated halogen light fixture and comes in a Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish. This ceiling fan has a 44″ blade span and a CFM rating of 4600 which makes this ceiling fan perfect for a 100 sq. feet to 200 sq. feet room.

Modern Fan Company Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan

Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan


The Ball Hugger Ceiling Fan is available in a brushed aluminum finish or a gloss white finish. This ceiling fan has a 52″ blade span and a CFM rating of 5986 which makes this fan perfect for a 125 sq. feet to 250 sq. feet room. Ball Hugger ceiling fans are Energy Star Rated and UL Damp Listed so these fans can be installed outdoors and indoors.

Flush mount ceiling fans are a great choice for adding comfort to any room in your home with a low ceiling. With the wide variety of flush mount fan designs on the market today you are certain to find the perfect ceiling fan to complement any room’s style.