Stay Cool: 24 Fans That Aren’t Ugly

By: colleen clark

August 2, 2016

Photo via Hunter Fans

It’s officially the dog days of summer, people! Our makeup is melting, our hair is frizzy and our clothes are more than a little rumpled. And to add insult to injury, the one thing standing between us and sweet, cool relief also happens to be one of the world’s ugliest decor items in the world.

Fans! Why must an item of such functional beauty be such a design eye sore?  Who can save us? Well, it turns out more than a few designers are on the case. We dove deep into the internet so that we can present you with not one, not two, but 24 fans that aren’t ugly. Read on for our tips and favorite picks.

Go Old School Cool

There are two ways to go with ceiling fans. You can opt for a clean-lined neutral one that blends into your decor or decide to make a statement like the palm-style fan on the right, which is reminiscent of 1960s tropicalia.

Opt for Muted and Modern

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Photos via Amber Interiors and Eye Swoon

We love the way the simple black fans in the pictures above provide a strong counterpoint to the boho vibe and soft textural elements of these rooms.

Make a Statement

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Photo via the Farmhouse Inn

There’s a throwback charm to the industrial fans in the rustic luxe cabins of Sonoma’s Farmhouse Inn.


Our Favorite Fans

So which beauties should you use to cool off this summer? These are our picks for the coolest of the cool.

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Fanimation Arden Pedestal Fan ($276.09), Fan(c)Fan by Marco Gallegos

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Rejuvenation – Tornado Fans, $79-$349Stay Cool: 24 Fans That Aren’t Ugly, Laurel & Wolf, fans-7

Stadler Otto Fan ($199.99), Oscillating Fan by Matthews Fan Company ($445.50)

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British Colonial Style Fanimation Palmetto Fan ($6,904.90)

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Clockwise from the top: Bahama Fan ($271.00), White Hunter Ronan Fan (price upon request), Kendal 7 Blade Ceiling Fan ($434.99)Stay Cool: 24 Fans That Aren’t Ugly, Laurel & Wolf, fans-ylighting

Brisa 2000 Ceiling Fan ($1848.00)Stay Cool: 24 Fans That Aren’t Ugly, Laurel & Wolf, fans-artemis

Artemis Ceiling Fan ($549.95)

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Period Arts Paris Bronze Ceiling Fan ($444)Stay Cool: 24 Fans That Aren’t Ugly, Laurel & Wolf, huntergreenfan

Hunter Cranbrook Ceiling Fan ($219)

 

 

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