Almost exactly one year ago, we installed a ceiling fan in our bedroom. We had a pretty ugly one in there for years and I was determined to find a pretty chandelier to hang in its place. But the truth is, we love sleeping with a light breeze and a modern, beautiful ceiling fan was what we needed. We have been so happy with the one we chose and don’t regret it for a second. For light, we currently use our lamps, but we do have plans to add recessed lighting.
The more I think about it, the more silly it is that so many in the design world are nixing ceiling fans so quickly in favor of a pretty light. Sometimes, a ceiling fan is a necessity! Sometimes it’s just a want. And thankfully, these days they are showing up more and more in beautifully designed spaces and there are many brands designing really pretty options. Ceiling fans can be a beautiful, functional addition to any room.
If you aren’t able to hardwire a fan in place, or like the ease of portability, or maybe you’re just a seasonal fan lover–portable fans can actually be very good looking, also. Both of our daughters have grown up with a small fan on their dresser to provide white noise and a little breeze.
Here are 12 of our favorite portable fans (many under $100 and even less than $50!) that can double as a design element in any corner you like a little breeze.
Anyone else glad we’re seeing a shift in the design world to more practical, functional living?