Do ceiling fans have to be mundane and boring? Absolutely not! You can outfit your room with an unusual and beautiful ceiling fan that can actually be a focal point in your space. From special and distinctive blades to unusual light kits, dress your ceiling with a fan that suits your personal style. Let me show you how.
• Distinctive Blades
Forget those simple fans that hang from the industrial ceilings in your local home improvement store. There are blade designs that can offer a whole lot more style than that. Look for distinctive designs with odd-shaped blades in different sizes. Pick a fan blade that's more art than blade and it can still be functional. Yes, you'll probably spend more money on a decorative blade model, but consider it part of the artwork in the room and you'll get big returns in style on your purchase.
• Cage Fans
Here's an extremely functional but very unusual design. Imagine two old-fashioned circular fans mounted on either end of a horizontal metal frame with a light fixture in the middle. Let those babies turn and they'll put out a lot of breeze in a big way. And you'll get a functional conversation piece in your kitchen to boot.
Another twist on a circular cage fan is to mount the unit inside a decorative outer cover while it turns and keeps the room cool. There's no worrying about out-of-balance blades with this type of ceiling fan.
• Double Paddle Designs
If you've seen those big, decorative fan paddles on simple ceiling units, you may have been impressed. But, when you see them on a double-ended fan design that sports four turning fans on each end of a long shaft, you'll be awestruck. You'll need a high ceiling room to house one of these units, but the design can actually carry a room.
• Airplane Blade Styles
Sleek and aero-dynamic is the only way to describe the blades on a contemporary airplane blade fashioned ceiling fan. From a single blade to ten blades, you can cool your room with precision and style.
• Unusual Light Kits
You can make an ordinary ceiling fan look extra ordinary if your top it off with an unusual light kit. Take off that boring white globe and add a multi-arm chandelier kit or other fancy unit and your fan can look like a totally different unit that complements your decor.
Check out the pictures and inspiration for this article in the Unusual Ceiling Fans ideabook on Houzz. You're sure to find unusual ceiling fan idea you can use to shake up your favorite space.
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