Looking for stylish ceiling fans that aren’t ugly? Check out these beautiful options for a transitional style!
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It often feels like life makes you choose between comfort and style. It’s like old slippers vs high heels; we all know which one is more comfortable… but we’re not likely to wear slippers if we’re hoping to make a good impression.
In interior design, ceiling fans often feel like the slippers choice… but they don’t have to.
When I began redesigning my parents’ new house (catch up on the full story here if you’d like), my dad had basically just two requests: that we do all we can to make the 1980’s house more energy efficient, and that we make sure there are good ceiling fans in just about every room.
My mom, fortunately, was a little more design minded. 😉
Actually, that’s not really fair. They have both been wonderful and trusted me with all sorts of vision. Just get a look at the “before” of this house:
My vision for this home included light, bright spaces with clean lines and a touch of rustic (since they are moving out to the Texas hill country, after all). Their current home is much more traditional, so I wanted something that would feel more casual than their last home but still support their more formal antique furniture.
In other words, this new home is much more transitional (which is just a fancy designer term for half way between traditional and modern). Plus I’m adding some rustic, too, so it’s basically a hodge podge of everything. With a fan on top.
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Transitional Ceiling Fans
Enter said fans. I needed affordable ceiling fans that aren’t ugly. I needed clean lines, a little modern farmhouse flavor, but enough formality to fit my parents’ elegant taste. And I’m so excited to say that I think we nailed it.
My parents haven’t moved in yet, but I simply couldn’t wait to show you these stylish ceiling fan options. Let’s start with their exterior spaces. The front porch got a Lakemont outdoor fan. The weathered gray wood with three modern blades is the perfect transitional mix.
The back patio has a pergola, and the Searow – a Weathermax fan – is perfect. Weathermax outdoor ceiling fans are wet rated for open roofs like pergolas.
I think my favorite, though, is the Warrant in the great room. Since this large room will have a single seating area, I wanted just one fan… but it’s so huge and the vaulted ceilings so high that I needed a fan with presence. This 60″ ceiling fan is gorgeous. A little farmhouse yet still refined.
I prefer to use unique ceiling fans in each space, so we put the Leti fan in the second living room. This room will be divided into two sections: a tv end and a more office-like end, so two fans were appropriate. I love the whitewashed blades in contrast with the dark housing.
For the bedrooms, which are small spaces compared to the living areas, we chose a fairly low profile ceiling fan. The Sentinel is a classic three-blade modern ceiling fan with a light kit and a remote control. The floors in this house are one of my favorite aspects, and I love how the fans reflect those while still adding elegance with the beautiful nickel housing.
And for my dad’s office we chose a Dempsey with Tunable White led light. It’s funny the things you find you disagree on in marriage, like toothpaste tubes, brands of snacks, and temperature of light bulbs. My dad loves the daylight look, while my mom prefers soft white.
Fortunately, the Dempsey tunable lets him choose the color he wants in his office, plus the four matte black fan blades give it a beautiful, masculine feel, while the nickel housing continues to coordinate with the rest of the fans we chose for the home.
And I mentioned that my dad would put a ceiling fan in every single room if he could, right? Fortunately, I talked him into these gorgeous lights (also from Hunter!) for the kitchen instead. 😉
But the reality is that these fans aren’t ugly. In fact, these indoor or outdoor ceiling fans are part of what’s making this transitional home beautiful.
I can’t wait to show you the rest of the finished spaces! In the meantime, you can shop the look below (and be sure to use PAX15 for 15% off your purchase from now until April 30, 2021!):
And don’t forget to pin this for the next time you need a pretty fan!