A good ceiling fan is wonderful in every kind of weather. In the summer, they work to keep you cool, and in the winter, on a low setting, they gently circulate the warm air that tends to collect near the ceiling, as heat rises. Plus, they add visual interest to your space — whether you opt for a sleek and stylish model, a more rustic look, or something fun and whimsical.
Ceiling fans come in indoor and outdoor models, and can be made from brass, steel, wood, and even stained glass. As for function, you’ll find that there are several options. Do you want a fan with a remote control, or one with a chain you can pull? How many speeds does your fan need? Would you like it to have a built-in light?
We’ve rounded up the best ceiling fans to suit every taste, style, and budget, so whatever type of ceiling fan you’re looking for, you’ll find something here that works for you. Keep scrolling to see Woman’s World’s picks for the best ceiling fans for your home.
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Best Remote Control Ceiling Fan
Honeywell Xerxes Fan
Where to buy: $259.99, Overstock
With its sophisticated rubbed bronze aesthetic, this fan looks as though it belongs in a celebrity's home or one that's been styled for a posh interiors magazine. All of its settings, including dimmer light operation and fan speed, are easily managed via remote. At 62 inches long, this Honeywell pick is perfect for high ceilings, and can stand up to the task of cooling and brightening a large room.
A few of its many five-star reviews read, “The bonus of having a remote control is a plus,” “The light is bright and dimmable and everything is easy to adjust with the included remote,” and, “This is a fantastic ceiling fan. ... The remote makes it easy to operate and [it’s] ideal for high ceilings.”
Most Modern Ceiling Fan
CO-Z Reversible Fan
Where to buy: $159.99 (Originally $176.49), Overstock
Two-blade ceiling fans are hard to come by, but we found this super-trendy indoor version with three speed settings at Overstock — and guess what? It’s on sale! Made from hard-wearing ABS plastic, this fan comes with an energy-efficient LED light that produces a natural ambience for relaxing evenings indoors.
One of its satisfied buyers wrote, “Love the Modern look. Great price with a fan and an LED light [and] also a remote. Goes great with a modern décor. We purchased four for our lower level game room and office.”
Added another: “This fan has garnered many compliments thus far. It’s so different from any fan we’ve had in the past and since it only has two blades. [You would] think it would not adequately cool the space, but it does. It’s also very sleek, modern, and pretty.”
Best Indoor/Outdoor Ceiling Fan
Honeywell Palm Island Tropical Fan
Where to buy: $98.99 (Originally $115.67), Amazon
Outdoor ceiling fans provide an array of benefits, from keeping you cool on stuffy days to keeping insects at bay. This Honeywell Palm Island tropical number not only does just that, it does it in style, with bronze, sand, and white options available that can also be used indoors.
A retired engineer even gave it five-stars, writing, “I can vouch that no fan with this much square inch of fan blade at this angle can possibly not move a good volume of air… This larger palm leaf blade design and the four-speed option caused me to try this fan and I am glad I did."
Best Quiet Ceiling Fan
Hunter Fan Company Fan
Where to buy: $119.99, Amazon
For some, there's also something soothing about the white noise from a fan's hum. For others, its a constant nuisance that can't be erased. Hunter, which was founded more than 130 years ago, is not only one of the oldest ceiling fan companies around, its one of the most trusted fan manufacturers in the game, so naturally, they have answer for the latter group.
The brand's sleek, low ceiling fan features “whisper wind” motor technology, meaning you won’t be able to hear it — even if it’s on full power. It comes with a remote for controlling both the fan and the light.
“I have two of these,” reads Angelica’s review of this product. “They are whisper quiet." Sounds heavenly to us!
Best Ceiling Fan for Low Ceilings
Harbor Breeze Brushed Nickel Fan
Where to buy: $112, Amazon
Alternately, the Harbor Breeze brushed nickel fan is ideal for low ceilings because of its short mount. Another Amazon choice product — this fan took home top honors for best flush mount ceiling fan — Harbor Breeze's three shiny metal blades, integrated LED dimmable light fixture, and remote-control operation combine to make this item a best-seller.
“This fan is perfect for my low ceiling,” raved one Amazon purchaser. “It looks good and my kids love it ... I am completely satisfied with the fan.”
Best Ceiling Fan for High Ceilings
Empire Trois Silver Chandelier Fan
Where to buy: $181.99, Overstock
Small ceiling fans may be cute and discreet, but they can get totally lost in lovely high ceilings. At 52-inches long, the Empire Trois chandelier is a longer option that lends instant elegance and glam to any household.
“This ceiling fan is beautiful,” wrote one happy customer. “I love the way it looks in the bedroom and keeps the room cool too! It does hang low, so I would recommend this fan for higher ceilings.”
“I absolutely love everything about this chandelier ceiling fan,” wrote another. “It looks expensive and elegant. I love the different light settings and the remote control is definitely a bonus. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for an elegant touch to a room.”
Best Bedroom Ceiling Fan
Westinghouse Reversible Fan
Where to buy: $80.87, Walmart
The compact size of this cute, art deco-style ceiling fan with soft, ambient lighting make it the perfect option for a bedroom. Three reversible blades (black on one side, dark cherry wood on the other) give you seasonal styling options, and its strong silicon steel motor with dual capacitor affords powerful-yet-quiet operation.
“I installed this in my master bedroom,” one customer reported. “This fan is little ... It's cute… Works great. Great color and finish. Will probably end up putting another one in a guest bed.”
Best Statement Ceiling Fan
Orren Ellis Fandelier Bucholz Fan
Where to buy: $599.99, Wayfair
If you buy this Orren Ellis chandelier-style ceiling fan, be prepared for tons of compliments — this product wasn’t made to blend into the background! A statement piece through and through, this little beauty is sure to liven up any room with its unique LED light and a six-speed fan with supreme air-flow capabilities. It also has a remote that includes a timing function in addition to standard light and fan operation.
“This looks amazing in person,” one happy shopper exclaimed. “I get so many compliments on this fan. It is a conversation starter and it gives off a nice amount of air!”
Best Rustic Ceiling Fan
Three Posts Sudie Fan
Where to buy: $151.99, Wayfair
Adding style and flair to any room, this rustic, down-rod ceiling fan from Three Posts has three seeded glass shades, five reversible manufactured wood blades, and is operated by using two handy pull-switches. A version with a three-speed remote is also available for an extra $17.
“Great fan," one of its 725 five-star reviews reads. "Love the rustic country look. ... It has reversible blades and I loved the weathered wood look.”
Concurred a second: “Great rustic light that goes with my home perfectly. ... I really love the seeded glass, too.”
Best Soft Light Ceiling Fan
River of Goods Halston Stained Glass
Where to buy: $252.49, Overstock
“Words do not describe how happy I am with this light,” a reviewer named Ashley wrote of this early 1900s Tiffany’s style stained glass ceiling fan and light. “I have been bragging for weeks! It is so beautiful and made my old shabby room look fresh and elegant. If I sell my home, this light is not included.”
The other reviews for this beautiful product all have a common theme: soothing, mood-making lighting. “The lighting is so calming and beautiful. I use the top light as a nightlight and enjoy the quietness and rich wood of the fan blades,” reads one.
“The upper light is this lovely soft mood light, and even when the lights are off, the fan looks great,” reads another.
Most Unusual Ceiling Fan
Where to buy: $279.95, Amazon
Is it a spaceship, is it a satellite, or is it a ceiling fan? Looking like it came straight from the future, this ultra-modern LED “wave” model turns traditional styles on their ear. It’s available in six shades (including black and white), but we’re particularly crushing on the pictured driftwood gray version. Its dimmable light feature helps to create a relaxing atmosphere, and unlike some ceiling fans, Minka-Aire's is quite easy to install.
“[I have] a rather unusual decorating style and needed a ceiling light and fan that was up to the challenge,” we read from one five-star reviewer. “Those in the $700+ range fit the bill, but were out of my price range. This is my Goldilocks find. I'm getting a second one.”
Best Ceiling Fan for Large Rooms
Brightwatts LED Fan
Where to buy: $89.00 (Originally $99.00), Amazon
The Brightwatts energy efficient LED ceiling fan is Amazon’s choice for best ceiling fan, and for good reason: It’s a high-quality, multi-functional product at a hard-to-beat price. With its three-speed reversible motor, this fan easily cools and/or circulates air with powerful movement in large rooms of approximately 400 square feet
You can choose from a standard or flush mount, depending on your ceiling height, and you even have the option to position the blades of this American-made fan to your liking. Better still, its integrated light kit has an elegant white casing that's easy on the eyes.
Best Budget Ceiling Fan
Mainstays Hugger Fan
Where to buy: $23.87, Walmart
For a simple and straightforward ceiling fan with a light at an unbelievable price, check out the Mainstays Hugger indoor ceiling fan. Its flush mount makes it ideal for low ceilings, and the single glass globe provides strong light. This fan even allows you to change up your room's look for summer and winter thanks to its reversible blades, which are white on one side with a brown wood finish on the other.
It features two easy pull-switches for operation, and buyers can’t stop raving about it. “Great buy. Every other fan like this has always been $79,” one Walmart purchaser wrote. “I could not believe the price,” another added.