Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Spin On Ceiling Fans

Ceiling fans are an absolute  necessity  here in the South. Fans, were, and still are thought of  as no no" as part of interior design and decorating, by some .They are a  fundamental part of the coastal living life style. Not only are they functional, but they   help reduce air conditioning costs, as well as offer us a respite from the blistering sun and heat in the summer I don't know what I would do with out mine. Although if I didn't need them I don't think I would have them..What I don't like to see, is ceiling fans  that are not being used properly or to their full potential in a space. Here are Some things to keep in mind if you are going to add a ceiling fan  to a room. What are your feelings on ceiling fans?

1. Size does matter! The larger the space, the larger the fan,the smaller the space the smaller the fan.

A  good  rule-of-thumb for fan size is as follows:
  • Small rooms up to 64 square feet - 29"
  • Rooms up to 100 square feet - 42"
  • Rooms up to 225 square feet - 52"
  • Large rooms up to 400 square feet - 56";60" or two 52" fans

2. For Optimal  placement , have the fan between 8 and 9 feet from the floor in the center of the room. Minimum height is 7 feet above the floor for maximum comfort, circulation, safety  and what is pleasing to the eye.

3,If you are installing a ceiling fan in an outdoor space, make sure it is an outdoor fan ,and the fan blades are going to be conducive to your living environment.

4. Take into consideration your design style, choose something that compliments your space and is aesthetically pleasing., These vintage inspired fans look great with a cottage look.
5. A perfect blend of sleek and  modern with this seaside space.
6. Fan blades come in a large variety of colors and finishes. If you are artistic paint the fan blades to compliment your decor, or  you can  purchase them already  painted. with different motifs. Something painted  might look cute in a child's room.

7. Choose a tropical blade if you are going for the island or coastal  feel.

8. This industrial and modern fan compliments this work space well.
9. A ceiling fan should compliment your space, not over take it. This is simple and understated.

 Last but not least, for your fan to work optimally  make  sure the fan blades are spinning in the proper direction.During warm weather, set the fan so the blades spin counterclockwise. This will blow  air straight down, which  will produce the maximum cooling effect. In cooler  weather set the fan blades in the clockwise position to draw warm air down from the ceiling.


A Vintage Vine said...

Thanks Linda....I have to have a ceiling fan too, TX weather!...Your pics make them look bearable....I just love the eye candy you give us!!!

Becca Bertotti said...

We have the tropical fan on our porch ... love the big ol' blades on there to chase away some of our Myrtle Beach heat during the summer. Great pics! *Becca*

beachcomber said...

nice are a must in summer here too!
cheryl x

sarifsandi said...

Thanks Linda....I have to have a Ceiling fans too, TX weather!...Your pics make them look bearable....I just love the eye candy you give us!

Discount ceiling fans said...

In the above mentioned fans, the one i choose is on number 6th for it's uniqueness.The fan looks like a mushroom for it's new design and cute look.