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
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
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.
Rejuvenation – Tornado Fans, $79-$349
British Colonial Style Fanimation Palmetto Fan ($6,904.90)
Brisa 2000 Ceiling Fan ($1848.00)
Artemis Ceiling Fan ($549.95)
Hunter Cranbrook Ceiling Fan ($219)