Beat The Heat

Don’t sweat it! Choosing the right fan for your home decor is easier than ever. With countless designs at your fingertips, we’ll show you the best picks to fit your personal style.

Traditional decor

If your home boasts earthy color tones, ornate trim and traditional prints, chances are these fans will blend right in. Traditional decor is known for its comfortable tone and layered look. To find the perfect fan for this design style, look for oil-rubbed-bronze finishes and curved lines!

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Melody textured bronze wall-mount fan (Fantastic Fans, $373)

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Casa Tribute ceiling fan (Lamps Plus, $270)

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Raleigh floor fan (Fantastic Fans, $235)

Modern decor

If clean lines and slick finishes light up your day, your design style is likely modern. Modern decor is simple, minimalistic and sleek, and is typically finished in chrome, lacquer or left raw. Look for fans with similar finishes to perfectly blend with your style. Use floor and desk fans as room accessory items by placing them near an arrangement of artwork, plants or storage boxes.

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Propello desktop fan (Black & Blum, $140)

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Modern Fan Company Velo ceiling fan (Lamps Plus, $393)

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AM04 Fan/Heater (Dyson, $400)

Urban decor

Industrial finishes, loft-like space plans and vintage furnishings are key elements within urban design. If you’re on the hunt for urban decor, second-hand stores and vintage shops are the perfect spot. But if fans are hard to come by, look for designs featuring mixed finishes like iron and wood. Or browse through Etsy shops to find vintage options.

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Fanimation Arden oil-rubbed bronze floor fan (Fantastic Fans, $330)

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Stadler Form O-001 Otto Wooden Electric Table Fan (Air & Water, $200)

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Craftmade Union oiled bronze ceiling fan (Lamps Plus, $360)

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Vintage fan (Etsy, $42)

Country decor

For style that’s known for its warmth and charm, look no further than country decor. This style is all about casual living and cozy living spaces. For the perfect fan to match this style, look for painted finishes in white or black and decorative detailing -- like twists or beading. You can also find fans featuring country motifs (like roosters) or themed in Americana.

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Blackwood high tabletop fan (Lamps Plus, $155)

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Hunter Beachcomber ceiling fan (Lighting Direct, $141)

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Deco decorative rooster fan (Lamps Plus, $90)

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Providence high floor standing fan (Lamps Plus, $235)

Pulling it all together

Fans are a great way to regulate temperatures throughout your home and to reduce energy costs, but a mismatched fan is a painful eyesore. Before you start shopping, take a few moments to evaluate your room. Identify the colors, textures, patterns and finishes for the items you already own. Understanding your personal style is the first step to finding the perfect fan for your space. The fan that’s right for your home will fit seamlessly with your decor. Look for fans with similar finishes to the items you already own, and you’ll soon have a cool home -- in more ways than one!

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Hannah November 14, 2012 | 12:32 PM

I just got a fan similar to the Casa Tribute ceiling fan and I love it. We put it in our master bedroom and it makes the space look so much cozier. Great picks!!

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