Finding the Perfect Ceiling Fan for Your Space

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Ceiling fan, made by Moss. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Contemporary ceiling fans follow the contemporary style very well. Made of almost futuristic materials such as brushed nickel, chrome, and steel, contemporary ceiling fans provide a radiant beauty from above along with much needed air movement - providing a functional alternative to standard lighting fixtures.

This article will help guide you to find an ideal ceiling fan for your space.

Although many contemporary ceiling fans are made of brushed nickel, chrome or steel, many are still made in the traditional wood material or even plastic. The material of the ceiling fan doesn't affect its effectiveness of air movement, but the different materials allow for the light to reflect differently on the surface, allowing the room a different glow with each surface.

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A ceiling fan in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Contemporary ceiling fans can have any number of blades, with many different blade shapes. While many conform to the normal long rectangular tradition, you can also find the blades of varying shapes and sizes on one ceiling fan, with anywhere from three to ten blades of different proportions.

The shape of the blade has an effect on both the air flow and the light reflection, so make sure you pay attention to both factors when buying the contemporary ceiling fan. Concave other oddly-shaped ceiling fan blades can scatter light in directions you don't intend, so before buying the ceiling fan make sure you know where you want the light to disperse.

Contemporary ceiling fans mount to the wall in different ways, so that's another factor to take into consideration when buying. When you look at the room you're installing your ceiling fan in, think of the direction you want your light, and how far away from the ceiling you want it.

Since most ceiling fans are detached from the ceiling, the lighting style changes from normal lighting fixtures - it will reflect light toward the ceiling and then back down - so make sure the ceiling isn't stark white to blind you when looking up or turning on/off the fan.

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A cast-iron ceiling fan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many contemporary ceiling fans also have different means of operating the light fixture and fan. The most common means of operation is a simple cord dangling from the fan, and with each pull of the cord ignites a separate mechanism to work. Thus, this cord will be seen and used very frequently.

Make sure the cord meets your room aesthetics and will last a long time with the amount of usage it gets. While they are easy to replace, you may not be able to find the exact style again.

Contemporary ceiling fans can come in many makes and models, styles, elements, colors, and geometries.Ultimately finding an ideal ceiling fan is dependent on the room structure, lighting and air movement needs.

Be sure to shop around and talk to a lot of salesmen before buying a ceiling fan so you can ensure yourself that you've found an ideal one to withstand the test of time in your space.

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