30 Ceiling Fans That Will Blow Your Mind

Move over chandeliers! Ceiling fans have arrived, and they are so much more than you ever thought they could be. Ceiling fans used to be all about function. These days ceiling fans are a design element used to complement and promote the style of your home. New trends in ceiling fans have propelled them to their proper place in any design plan: a room focal-point or statement piece. Here’s our top 30 new ceiling fans that will have everyone looking UP as soon as they walk into the room. They say it loudly: Yes, I am a ceiling fan. LOOK AT ME.

 

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-minka-aire/vintage-gyro™-42-ceiling-fan/sku-V39-f802-bn-ch

With its brushed-nickel chrome finish, the 42” Vintage Gyro from Minke Aire is perfect for a room that combines modernity with a throw-back flare. Its extremely unique design draws inspiration from 50s and 60s era table fans.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-progress/sanford-24-enclosed-indoor-outdoor-ceiling-fan-with-led-light/sku-V149-p2594-0930k

Progress Lighting designed this 24” fan for small spaces. It’s brushed-nickel finish screams DINER, but in a good way. (Points if you’ve ever seen Disney’s The Rocketeer.)

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-monte-carlo/70-maverick-max-led-black-on-black/sku-V6-3mavr70bkbkd

This 70” ceiling fan from Monte Carlo features blades with unique upward curves. It’s all about simplicity. The fan is a big deal, it knows it, and doesn’t need to waste time screaming at you about it.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-minka-aire/tear-led-60-ceiling-fan/sku-V39-f831l-td

The Tie Dye fan is from Minke Aire’s Tear collection. Because the market has been demanding a tie dye fan for years.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-monte-carlo/72in-prairie-led-14bld-bs/sku-V6-14prr72bsd

The windmill-inspired Prairie Grand ceiling fan from Monte Carlo has a large 72” diameter and features not 12 but 14 blades.

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This creative fan is perfect for modern rooms with it’s 4-blade design featuring sharp curves on each blade. 4-blade fans are relatively uncommon, and this one provides an extra “twist."

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-minka-aire/dream-star-led-60-ceiling-fan/sku-V39-f788l-gs

This graphite-steel finish from Minke Aire’s Dreamstar has mesmerizing dimples and curvature on the blades. The only problem is it needs to be run on low speed to notice!

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-minka-aire/slant-led-36-ceiling-fan/sku-V39-f410l-wh

If somebody from the 1950s was imagining what fans would like like in the future, this is what they’d imagine. The 36” size is perfect for a modestly sized room and would be a nice complement to your Warhol.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-progress/spades-collection-56-two-blade-ceiling-fan/sku-V149-p2570-15

No legit modern fan collection is complete without a 2-blade design. The drop from the ceiling to the blades on this one from Progress Lighting gives it a bit of chrome-y flair.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-minka-aire/cage-free-gyro™-led-37-ceiling-fan/sku-V39-f304l-orb-mm

Any fan called Gage Free Gyro has to be good, and Minke Aire brought some originality to this one. This fan will work will perfectly in a rectangular, long room.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-monte-carlo/54-butterfly-brushed-steel/sku-V6-4bfr54bsd

The Monte Carlo 54” Butterfly is inspired by the wings of a butterfly. This fan is damp-rated for indoor and outdoor use, so imagine this over your rose-party with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda on a hot summer eve.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-maxim/counter-fandelier/sku-V19-60003sn

Maxim hit this one out of the park. It’s more like modern art, with a fan blade tucked inside. This unit has a short downpost, so works great in a room with lower ceilings.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-access/vortex/sku-V7-63114ledd-igld

Inspired Gold by Access. The name says it all- this fan is inspiring. The wrap-around curved blade cage combined with the three stubby blades create a beautiful visual effect.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-fanimation/gleam-16-inch-bn-with-led-light-kit/sku-V90-fp8404bn

The 16” Gleam by Fanimation is perfect for small spaces. The circular 18 watt LED light with opal frosted glass frames the 4-blade fan perfectly.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-artcraft/marlborough-ac11080-chandelier/sku-V12-ac11080

Artcraft truly created art with this one. Inspired by candelabras with a contemporary flair, this eight light fandelier is easy on the eyes. Pair with Edison filament bulbs for maximum impact.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-fanimation/brewmaster-short-neck-bl/sku-V90-fp10bl

This is a brilliant reproduction of a classic belt-driven fan first introduced to the ceiling fan scene in the late 1800s. You can imagine this in an Old West tavern (which is fitting, as it’s called The Brewmaster).

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-fanimation/torto-52-inch-bn-with-18w-led/sku-V90-fp7902bn

Post-modern art that creates a cool breeze, the eye catching Torto from Fanimation is the perfect center piece for any contemporary room. The three wrap-around blades create a unique airflow, pushing at an angle instead of straight down like most traditional fans.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-fanimation/palmetto-five-sections-ab-220v/sku-V90-fp605ab-220

No matter how hard you try, you can’t ignore this fan. If you’re trying to create an ancient-Egypt inspired paradise, this is the one you want. You can configure the Palmetto from Fanimation to be as long as you’d like, up to 46 feet long. Yes, you read that right. 46 FEET.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-fanimation/kellan-motor-bn/sku-V90-ma7966bn

This is a contemporary take on the late 1800s style belt-drive system. The blade units themselves can be placed in any configuration, making this a very dynamic piece. Surprise, surprise, it’s extremely affordable to, coming in at only $299.97, but on sale now for $199.98.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-fanimation/enigma-60-inch-mg-with-led-220v/sku-V90-fp2120mg-220

A fan with a single blade? Yep. The Enigma from Fanimation is a Hollywood icon, appearing as Will Smith’s co-star in the movie iRobot. There is no other fan like it in the world.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-kichler/50-inch-kyte-fan/sku-V2-300254ni

How do you describe this one? Its unique mounting design uses two separate posts attached to the outside end of the blades, rather than a hub in the middle. It’s highly decorative, and brings a whisper of air movement to rooms in a big way.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-kichler/50-inch-kyte-fan/sku-V2-300254ni

The Terna by Kichler is the perfect fan for modernists. Its compact stature makes it a good fit for small spaces, and it’s vertically-oriented blade design draws inspiration straight out of sci-fi novels.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-kichler/15-inch-terna-led-patio-fan/sku-V964-310215wsp

Meyde Tiffany’s Tall Pines collection is vast, and incredible. Whether you’re designing the lodge at a multi-million dollar ski resort, or looking for something for your own humble hunting retreat, this are what you want to hang. The shade on this chandel-air features Ambra Siena Idalight, casting a beautiful, warm hue.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-meyda-tiffany/72-wide-tall-pines-chandel-air/sku-V96-201990

With two drop stages this 27 light chandel-air is a wrought iron masterpiece. The two mica diffusers illuminate behind handpainted green pine tree silhouettes wrapped in textured black. With an 80” drop this is created for very large spaces with very high ceilings. Of course, if you’re spending $14,000 on a fan, having a really big space to hang it probably isn’t an issue.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-meyda-tiffany/55w-tall-pines-w-up-and-downlights-chandel-air/sku-V96-156087

The Marquee Gural from Meyda Tiffany is the most expensive fan on our list, by a lot. Coming in at a whopping $30,240, this fan is only for those with discerning taste. This baby is all drama and sophistication. Clear glass with prismatic lines provide a dimensional illusion and textural look that’s not seen in any other piece on this list.

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-meyda-tiffany/36w-marquee-chandel-air/sku-V96-165603

The Meyda Tiffany Lady Slipper collection is custom crafted in Yorkville, New York by artisans…wWhich accounts for the $5200 price tag. No two are identical, and the burnished brass tint with silver mica finish screams hand-made.

 

https://shop.gallerialight.wpengine.com/brand-meyda-tiffany/45w-lady-slipper-chandel-air/sku-V96-110240

The above 30 fans just scratch the surface of the brave new world of ceiling fan design! Will one of these work for your space? Or perhaps you’d prefer something a little more… traditional. Either way, our ceiling fan experts here at Galleria can make some suggestions. Book an appointment to visit us today.

 

 


It’s lit: Five Simple Tips for a Perfectly-Lit Room

Putting together a lighting plan for your Denver home can be a daunting task. After all, so much depends on it! How a space looks, feels and performs its functions are all determined by your lighting choices.

 

Thankfully, with a little research, careful planning, and some helps with your friends here at Galleria, you can design a lighting scheme that complements both your lifestyle and the space you’re working with. Here are six tips for getting your lighting right.

 

Mix in the layers

 

You don’t always need to light the whole room. In fact, it’s best to build up your lighting in layers that blend well together and create the mood you’re looking for.

 

Start by mapping out the space. Consider what you’ll be doing in each part of the room and what kind of lighting you’ll need for it. Place a floor lamp next to the couch for reading, for instance, or some under-counter lighting in the kitchen for when you’re chopping the veggies. This is your task/directional lighting.

 

Next, use accent lights to add drama to your space by drawing attention to particular areas or objects. Bookcase lighting puts the focus on your ornaments and favourite treasures, while uplights placed on the floor can highlight plants or artwork.

 

Finally, add in the ambient or general lighting to add to the room’s overall glow. Use recessed spotlights to give clear, even lighting for the whole kitchen, for instance, or hang pendant lights or a chandelier over the dining table for more focused illumination.

 

Pro Tip: Great lighting can add function and beauty to a room. Don’t just create a lighting plan for what you currently use the room for, create a plan for what you want to use the room for. For example, good lighting can turn a formerly useless and dimly lit corner into the perfect reading nook.

Dim the lights

 

Dimmer switches are one of the most cost-effective ways to add important flexibility to your lighting plan, particularly if your options are limited to one or more ceiling fixtures.

Using a dimmer switch allows you to adapt a room’s lighting according to the time of day, activity and the mood you’re in. It also saves energy and helps your bulbs last longer.

 

Pro Tip: Traditional incandescent bulbs change to a warmer hue as they are dimmed. Because LED bulbs don’t work the same way, they generally did not look “warmer” as they were dimmed, sometimes looking slightly gray or odd. Now there are “warm dim” LED bulbs available, so you can still use LEDs and get that beautiful warm orang-y hue that we’re accustomed to.

 

The right placement

 

If you opt for a hanging light, it’s important to get the positioning right. Ultimately, you should go with what looks and feels right to you, but here are some guidelines to go by.

 

Over a kitchen island, you’ll want at least 30” to 32” clearance between your surface and the bottom of your fixtures. If you’re hanging multiple pendants, leave 30” to 32” between the lights.

 

For a dining table, leave about 33” to 36” from the bottom of the fixture to the table for an 8’ ceiling. Hang the light an extra 3” higher for each additional foot of ceiling. Traditionally, more formal dining rooms have lower hanging light fixtures. Consider hanging them a little higher for a more casual, modern feel.

 

Pro Tip: Have slightly lower ceilings? Consider a flush-mount or semi-flush mount fixture. This style of fixture has come a long, long way in recent years, with many unique and high-end flush-mounts now available.  The right flush-mount will still generate interest but preserve the room’s headspace and keep the eyelines wide open.

 

Light it up

 

You don’t have to rely on down-facing lights to illuminate a room. Add some upward-facing lights for a soft, warm glow that casts no shadows.

 

Wall sconces can disperse light over a wall without taking up surface space, while cove lighting can add some soft light and visual drama to the ceiling.

 

Pro Tip: Uplights typically are used for soft, even lights. However, if you’d like to get creative, consider using uplights that feature seeded glass for extra texture and interesting shadows.

Find your style

 

Just as lighting affects the mood of every room, it also contributes to the decoration. Try to match the style of your lighting fixtures to the theme of your room and the look of your furniture and finishes.

 

For instance, a brushed steel table lamp in the living room is the ideal complement to a clean, contemporary style, while an antique chandelier could be the perfect focal point of a traditionally furnished room.

 

Pro Tip: Even if you’re an experienced designer, finding a lighting fixture to match your room’s style can be difficult. Bring a photo of your room or a sketch of your room’s design with you to Galleria. Our experts average more than 20 years of experience in the industry and can help you pick the perfect fixture to match your room’s interior design and decoration.

 

 

Creating a lighting plan can be tricky, especially if you’re a first timer. Don’t let that slow you down! The hardest part is getting started. If you need some inspiration, we’d recommend visiting our showroom at 100 Rio Grande Boulevard. We have Denver’s widest selection of fixtures to help you get the wheels turning, and our lighting experts are always available to help.