Let's talk ceiling fans! It's not quite hot enough yet to where we really need a ceiling fan right now but those summer months are lurking right around the corner and we can't go another summer without fans.
Yes, they're ugly. Yes, most designers rip them out of rooms the first chance they get. I get it. Unfortunately, I don't have the luxury of being able to afford a $300+ electrical bill when the temps sky rocket to 100+ degrees every day for months on end. That being said, here's a few of the ceiling fans I've had my eye on:
Ceiling Fan #1
Mondrian // Home Depot
I like the look of the Mondrian fan but I wish the wood colored blades were a little darker. The description says that the blades are maple on one side and black on the other so I could always flip them to the black side instead.
Feast your eyes on this sexy comp of the fan in an old photo of our living room ;)
And this one with Photoshopped black blades:
Keep in mind that there's at least 2-3 feet of wall not shown above the windows so the fan would actually hang much higher than it's pictured.
The fan is only $149 which isn't bad! I need 3 fans though and would prefer to get 3 of the same kind for consistency but even with taxes factored in, my total damage for 3 of the Mondrian's would be about $500. It's not terrible considering July's electrical bill was over $300 last summer (I wish I was kidding) but it's still a little cringe-worthy haha
Ceiling Fan #2
Black // Home Depot
I lovvve the style of this fan and its $99 price tag makes my heart pitter patter even more! I think it's super sleek and modern looking but wonder if it would carry too much visual weight on the ceiling? We do have 10' ceilings on the first level and 9' ones on the second level so I think it could work!
Think your eyes can handle another comp?
Not too shabby! Again, remember that the fan would actually hang much higher than it's pictured :)
Ceiling Fan #3
Brushed Pewter // Home Depot
The brushed pewter fan shown above is the same as the black one except it has a brushed pewter finish (obviously) and the blades are reversible to maple and white. If I were to get it, I'd have the white blades showing instead of the maple ones. It's also $99 which is great!
Here's my poorly Photoshopped version of the fan with white blades showing:
Ehhh, I don't know. It feels a little "blah" and flat in the photo but maybe it'd look better in person!
I wish it was possible to DIY a ceiling fan!
Which fan would you choose? Have you seen any ceiling fans that you think I might like? I'd like to find one that's stylish and is a minimum of 52" in size. And has a light. And is in the $100 - $200 range. So basically the unicorn of fans haha