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20 Gorgeous Modern Ceiling Fans

A round-up of 20 beautiful ceiling fans to add modern style to a room while keeping the climate comfortable.

No matter if it’s July or January, we’re still clinging to our ceiling fans for dear life over here. I blame it on the fact that we live in the South.

The other week, when I shared Olivia’s bedroom refresh, the number one question I got was “Where did you get that ceiling fan?”

Every time I put a ceiling fan in a room, the number one comment I get is “Thank you for putting up ceiling fan!” Maybe it’s not what all the “cool kids” do (punny mom jokes…har har), but ceiling fans get more of a bad rap than they deserve.

Gorgeous matte brass modern ceiling fan in a bedroom

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If you’re in the same fan must-have situation, this one’s for you. I rounded up all of my favorite ceiling fans that are seriously GORGEOUS! They’ve come a long way in the last 5-10 years.

We currently have 5 in our house (a must here in the usually hot, humid Carolinas even with adequate a/c).

I’m totally smitten over this modern matte brass fan in the guest bedroom. It comes in other colors too.

This modern rustic fan in our living room cost a little more than we’d normally spend on a fan, but I don’t regret it one bit.

This pair of white and light wood fans have helped soooo much for cooling our back porch on breeze-less days and also to keep the bugs away.

And I swear I wouldn’t sleep a wink without this black and brass fan in our master bedroom.

Most of our fans can be changed up by flipping the blades over to reveal a different color too, if we ever wanted to switch things up without spending anything. And every single one of them get serious breeze action happening when we need it.

Here are a few others that are totally design-worthy and come with great reviews. They’re not yo mama’s ceiling fans…

20 Gorgeous Modern Ceiling Fans:

Are you in Camp Ceiling Fan or Camp Chandelier in the bedroom?

As much as I would LOVE to be Camp Chandelier (because they’re so prettyyyyyyy), I have a feeling I’ll always and forever be a fan girl. (Get it? Fan girl? #MomJokes I’m sorry. Seriously, why do you read this totally lame blog?)

Got any other good fan recs to add to the list? We’re always fans of a good fan.

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41 Comments

  1. I’m not too far from you, in Spartanburg, SC, and I absolutely could not live without ceiling fans. The bedroom fan is on year round. I get that chandeliers are pretty, but they are just not practical in certain climates. Team Ceiling Fan all the way!

  2. I agree!!!! Unfortunately our older home does not have a ceiling fan. However, I have a slim style vornado in our bedroom. It is isn’t very pretty but’s have to have it blowing on me all night. I cannot handle being hot. BTW where is fall?? Here in Memphis I am sweltering!!

  3. Definitely a fan girl! The So Cal temps make fans a must-have. I need to replace the fans in my Jack and Jill bedroom. They’re 30 years old and work well but they are small and look outdated. The accordion wall that divided the room is long gone but since its’ meant to be two bedrooms, I need two matching fans. I keep putting off replacing them since buying two fans is going to be a hit to my budget! Thanks for showing me great options!

  4. I live in NE Ohio and I’m still a ceiling fan girl in the bedroom because good sleep is so important and it’s proven by research that staying cool while you sleep produces more REM sleep 😉 Plus my hubby wouldn’t have it any other way….he’s like a furnace.

  5. This Mississippi girl is a fan of the fan also!!! They’ve come a long way baby…& thank you for putting this list of fabulous looking fans together!!!
    Love your style and blog!

  6. I am all about the ceiling fans! I live in East Tennessee and it’s humid as all get out! Gotta have that air moving around as much as possible.

  7. A ceiling fan in my bedroom is a must. Even with the windows open, the air doesn’t circulate enough without one. I did replace a ceiling fan in the living room with a chandelier because we hardly use that room. I’m glad you wrote this post. People don’t have to settle for those ugly ceiling fans at the big box home improvement stores.

  8. I’m in Arizona too and ceiling fans are a must so I’m definitely a fan. The great thing is that fan designers have really upped their game and there are some attractive while practical options out there, even some with lights. I love the thought of chandeliers but they don’t seem right in my bungalow-style home with my style, and they don’t make sense, certainly not for my windowless laundry room that is the dark hole of Calcutta without the small lamp I keep on all day or my world’s smallest walk-in closet. There’s still the option for one in my D’office (my office which is the former dining room in my open LR/DR floorplan) if I one day find something just the right one. Thanks much for the list. I’m planning to replace the one in my master and the one on my patio.

    1. Absolutely team ceiling fan! In every room except the kitchen and dinning room. With two dogs and sometimes three if my grand-dog is here, I don’t need any more dog hair flying! I saw this on a t-shirt – dog hair, not just a fashion statement, a condiment too! No thanks!
      P.S. LOVE your bedroom colors!

  9. I’ve looked and looked for a pretty chandelier that also has a small fan for circulation. If I could find a nice one, I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Thanks for researching the pretty ceiling fans!

  10. Yes girl yes! Fan girl here for sure. We have them in all bedrooms and in living room and they are in almost year round. I do like that the appearance has improved over the past few years and we’ve upgraded all of ours.

  11. Beautiful fans, Lauren, but can you send some of the heat up here to coastal Massachusetts. Its been really cool here this summer and fall!!!

  12. Team fan girl for sure !! We use them every night even in winter just for air….you should make one that incorporates both a fan and chandelier, I would buy it! 😀

  13. I agree with an above commentor: I’m not a ‘fan’ – another mom pun 😉 of the ceiling fans with the 3,4,5,6 search lights glaring down. A ceiling fan with a single globe or drum light though I think is ok. I also tend to lean on the simple side with ceiling fans like classic all white. There are plenty of alternatives for southerners who are still team chandelier though; like the bed fans (a fan that fits under your sheets!) Or an oscillating pedestal fan in the corner of the room. Just my 2 cents 🙂

  14. Yes, yes, yes! It irks me to no end on every single home show I watch, all the designers say…a fan…no way. And change it out to something else. I always wonder if the homeowners immediately change it back to a fan!! Fans are the best, wherever you live. We are in California so every room has a fan. Wouldn’t have it any other way.
    THANKS so much for putting this out there!! Love your IG and Blog….!!

    1. Definitely in Team Fan. Like you I need that air moving at night. Put the pretty Chandelier in the bathroom and the dining room. but a fan in the bedroom is a must for me!

  15. Ceiling fans are a must in AZ and I have them on all year especially in my family room and bedroom! Thanks for the fan inspirations as I was thinking of getting some new ones but without lights. You chose some really attractive options!

    1. Ceiling fan girl, it’s hot and humid in SWFL. I’ve been told that a fan moves your AC air in your room/house. Just put one in the master bedroom a combination of a $5 fan from Habitat for Humanity and a light kit from one we had previously. So much cooler. For those who do not like a light with a fan you can buy fans without light (s) or remove a light from a fan you really like and cap where the light was attached. We have 3 ceiling fans now and will be installing a 4th. You can reverse the rotation of the blades in the colder months.

  16. I love chandeliers, and I love ceiling fans (where they are needed). What I do not love is ceiling fans with light fixtures built into them.

    1. I am the same. I would rather have a clean, beautiful ceiling fan and a pretty lamp or two in the room. I do have recessed lights in the main areas as well but zero fans with light fixtures.

  17. Team ceiling fan for sure here in Arizona. Love the look of chandeliers, but need the air movement for comfort, no matter the air conditioning temp. Thanks for sharing your faves!

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