There are a lot of things to consider when it comes to ceiling fans. There are a variety of styles available and there are different colors for you to pick from. Beyond that, you also have ceiling huggers or those that hang down. You have different blade lengths and pull string controls or remote controls. You name it, and there are is probably an option for it somewhere. It is not always easy, but here are some tips to help you choose the right ceiling fan for your living room.
The first step is deciding whether you want a flush mounted or a hanging ceiling fan. This should be based on your ceiling height. If you have 7ft ceilings do you really want your ceiling fan to hang down an additional foot or two? The same question can be asked for an 8ft ceiling and whether you want it to be mounted on the ceiling where you may not feel much air from it. A slanted ceiling can also complicate a flush mount fan unless you want to mount it on one side or the other of the peak. Most people agree that the answer is no. However, if you have a very high steeple or a cathedral ceiling, you may want to extend the fan to hang down several feet. This is also possible with extensions. Therefore, you need to decide based on your ceiling first.
From there, you will have to focus on the size of the room. If you have a small room, one of the smaller ceiling fans will complement the room and add enough air flow to keep it comfortable. If you have a large living area that you hope to keep air circulating in, you may want the fans that are up to 54 inches. A large room with very high ceilings may require up to an 80-inch blade.
Remote controls are also available for a ceiling fan. This allows you to control how much air is circulating from the comfort of your couch or your bed. They are ideal for rooms that have a high ceiling where you would need a long chain to turn it on or off.
The biggest thing you need to know beyond these things is whether you can install it or if you need to hire a professional. In a home that has not had a ceiling fan, it is ideal to hire someone who knows how to install it. If it has a light on it, there should be separate wires to control the light and the fan.