assistant design editor Jen Masseau shares stylish fans that are amazing in both form and function.
I love just about every aspect of summer, save for the fact that my circa 1920s house is conspicuously lacking in air conditioning. So, despite their credibility as a designer no-no, I’ve embraced the fan as my one true savior in Toronto’s recent heat wave.

Whether you choose a hardwired ceiling fan, or a portable floor or tabletop model, here are 10 picks that prove these useful devices can be beautiful, too.

Styled by Australian design seller Beacon Lighting, these spaces are proof that the best fan can actually enhance the look of a room. I would happily recreate a breezy bedroom or restroom inspired by either of these interiors.

Source: Beacon Lighting

Products: Airfusion Akmani fan in brushed Chrome/Teak, $695.00 AUD (in bedroom) and Minka Aire Roto 3 blade ceiling fan only in matt black, $349.00 AUD (in bathroom);

This statement-making tripod floor fan is a bold choice that won’t go unnoticed. The smooth wood legs offset the satin nickel head for an unexpected mix that would suit numerous design styles.

Source: Amazon

Products: Fanimation Arden Pedestal Fan, $564.20

I can picture this fan doubled up in a spacious white kitchen or sunny terrific room. The large drum shade wraps around the central fan, disguising the motor and blades for a softer look.

Source: Lowe’s

Products: Eurofase Elgin 24-in polished Nickel Ceiling fan with Downrod, $799.00

This powder blue desk fan with a tilt-head design has a sweet Jetsons vibe that would look best at home in a mid-century modern home office.

Source: Ultra Lighting

Products: Fanimation urban Jet Table fan in baby Blue, $328.99

For an industrial take, I like the clean, rounded lines of this black cage fan. The etched glass globe offers diffused lighting, and the chesnut finish of the reclaimed wood blades warm up the look of the iron frame.

Source: shades of Light

Products: industrial Cage Ceiling Fan, $770 USD

This trendy design mimics the look of a table lamp, and would look best at home on a trad desk or console. The resin base has the look of woodgrain and the metal parts are finished in a soft vintage shade.

Source: Wayfair

Products: Deco breeze origin Oscillating Table Fan, $229.99

This modern white ceiling fan is ideal for a peaceful bedroom. The minimalist design doesn’t draw too much attention to itself, and a patented “High-Efficiency Blade System” promises whisper-quiet operation.

Source: home Depot

Products: Hampton Bay Winward IV ceiling fan, $229.00

I would be remiss not to mention Dyson’s bladeless offering. Its modern tower fan has a sleek, streamlined look that works best in contemporary spaces.

Source: Dyson Canada

Products: Dyson Tower Fan, $449.99

Curved wood blades bring sculpture to this fan made of acacia koa wood (native to Hawaii). I love its sexy, swooped shape.

Source: All Modern

Products: 58″ Artemis 3 Blade Ceiling fan by Minka Aire, $549.95 USD

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