Florida ceiling fan trends

The hot summer is still with us in Florida and a ceiling fan can be critical. It can help circulate air, cool a room and lower electricity bills. But is it a design no-no?

Most interior designers want the fan to come down and a light fixture to go up, older, outdated ceiling fans can be an eyesore, but it’s possible to choose one that is both functional and design-conscious.

Our clients for the most part insist on a fan to have plenty of options to pair with their tastes and preferences. Traditionalist? choose a classic wooden style or those in Miami choose chrome. Palm leaf fans add texture to a room and pair well with natural woven carpets and window treatments.

Another trending design concept is that the fan actually seems to vanish. whereby the fan blades match the color of the ceiling, or are clear, Lucite or acrylic blades. Recently we paired a Lucite side tables with Lucite fan blades for a sleek for a client with contemporary taste.

Some designer’s we work with incorporate fans into their decor, rather than simply as an afterthought, fans are a great alternative to regular lighting due to lots of introductions of new designs and updated finishes. One of trend is the double ceiling fan — two motors and sets of blades attached to one mount. The style works well for large spaces and often has a modern look and shape. Another is installing a patio or or outdoor porch fan producing a nice breeze when you’re resting on a porch or by the pool.

At Patio and Things in Miami our team of designers vet merchandise and we can offer design tips during the selection process. We’ll pair a design with what they have whether your home be traditional or an ultra modern Miami Beach home

We have a variety of fresh fanned design lines including Fanimation and carry them in our Miami outdoor living showroom.

Some fan buying tips include:

  • Choose a fan that is appropriate for the size of the room it will be used in.
  • Fans under 52 inches should be used in small or medium-size spaces, 52 to 58 inches for larger rooms and 60 to 70 inches for great rooms.

Over the past 28 years, FANIMATION became an American success story. Founder and CEO Tom Frampton became involved in ceiling fan design and manufacturing while working part time at a major ceiling fan manufacturer when he was in high school. His lifelong interest and aptitude in engineering and design led him to establish his own company, creating ceiling fan styles never seen before. FANIMATION continues to lead in style and innovation, under the guidance of Tom and his son Nathan, who serves as President, along with some of the greatest minds in the ceiling fan industry.

The company’s benchmark designs set the standard for the industry, including the tropical look of The Islander, featuring the original palm leaf fan blade; The Palisade with its vertical rotation design; and The Punkah, sporting a side-to-side synchronized motion.

FANIMATION is dedicated to creating and manufacturing high-quality ceiling fans that are as functional as they are expressive. The development of its product line throughout the 28-year history reflects its number one priority – the satisfaction of its customers.

For more FAnimation’s outdoor fans visit out Miami Outdoor Furniture Showroom for additional information contact us.