July 10, 2019

Beauty & The Breeze:
Best Outdoor Ceiling Fans

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home, but on those hot summer days and warm evenings, the patio seems to take over. Whether potting plants, hosting a backyard brunch or lying in the hammock with a good book, creating the right outdoor ambiance can make all the difference.

No matter how you use your space, outdoor ceiling fans ensure that even the hottest days don’t make you lose your cool. And just like lighting, not all fans are created equal. When shopping for an outdoor ceiling fan, deck fan or porch fan, you’ll first want to look for a damp or wet rating. Damp rated fans are great for more sheltered areas, like a covered patio, deck or sunroom. Wet rated fans are better suited for more exposed installations, like a pergola or gazebo. From outdoor fans with built-in LEDs to micro fans for smaller spaces, here’s a look at some of the best outdoor ceiling fans, bringing both beauty and the breeze.





Prairie Indoor / Outdoor
Ceiling Fan with Light

Damp Rated

Inspired by the expansive blades of a windmill, the Prairie Indoor / Outdoor Ceiling Fan is right at home in the great outdoors. With 14 blades, a weathered oak finish and built in LED light, the Prairie is that perfect element of rustic, farmhouse charm that brightens up any space.


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Akova Indoor / Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Damp Rated

Sleek and chic, the Akova brings mid-century modern form into the present day, with clean, curved blades and a rounded globe center. The pared back design makes it a welcome addition to any style space, keeping you cool without stealing the show.


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Delray Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Damp Rated

When it comes to building out your backyard oasis, a little tropical flavor goes a long way. The leaf-patterned blades of the Delray outdoor ceiling fan from Monte Carlo are the right amount of form and function, creating an extra element of pattern and texture without appearing too themed.


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Java Ceiling Fan

Wet Rated

A longtime best-seller, the Java ceiling fan proves that there truly is beauty in simplicity. With three finish options, three speeds and a handheld remote, the wet rated favorite complements -- and cools down -- any style space. Summer never felt so good...


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Maverick Grand Indoor / Outdoor
Ceiling Fan

Damp Rated

Classic and sophisticated, the Maverick outdoor ceiling fan draws upon familiar aviator shapes and luxe wood finishes to cool--and elevate--any outdoor space. With a blade span of 99 inches, no project is too big for the Maverick.


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Vortex Ceiling Fan

Wet Rated

A contemporary ceiling fan is hard to find, and an outdoor version is nearly impossible. Enter the Vortex by Modern Forms. Sculptural and faceted like something from the future, the Vortex is a true statement piece. Coordinating with smart devices and available in Automotive Silver, Gloss White or Gloss Black, it’s truly the next generation of fans.


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Melody Indoor / Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Damp Rated

Capturing the soft curves and undulating waves of the ocean, the Melody outdoor ceiling fan is seemingly plucked from the seaside, bringing coastal flavor to any space. With a sloping 21 degree pitch and built-in LED light, Melody cools off and lights up even those hottest summer nights.


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Cedar Key Ceiling Fan

Damp Rated

A bit more traditional and sized to perfection, the Cedar Key ceiling fan blends woft white glass with warm barnwood blades. The three speeds can be controlled with a handheld remote, allowing you to control the breeze with ease. Perfect for a mountain retreat or charming southern getaway.


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Dylan Ceiling Fan

Wet Rated

Finished in grey weather oak and aged pewter, the Dylan ceiling fan brings vintage, rustic charm to any patio space. Three perfectly curved blades provide the right amount of airflow to combat Mother Nature. Add to that a hand-held remote with three speeds and a wet location rating, and your backyard oasis suddenly just upgraded.


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Xtreme H20 84 Ceiling Fan

Wet Rated

Large and in charge, featuring eight fan blades and capable of withstanding high heat and unbearable humidity, the Minka Aire Xtreme H20 84 Inch Ceiling Fan can cool off a variety of porches and patios. With six separate speed options, Xtreme moves over 12,000 cubic feet of airflow per minute, getting you through every heatwave imaginable. If you’re looking for a fan with an industrial-contemporary feel that complements your space, the Xtreme H20 Fan is worth a look.


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Spitfire Ceiling Fan

Damp Rated

Sophisticated in both design and function, the Spitfire Fan from Fanimation provides impeccable airflow that’s capable of being tuned and adjusted to meet all comfort needs. That’s not all, Spitfire Fans are built with Bluetooth as well as LED technology, which allows you to control not only the power but varying functionalities with the “fanSync” app, (available for smartphones and smart devices). It’s no wonder the Spitfire is one of the most sought after pieces for contemporary interiors – it’s stylish, it’s tech savvy and best of all, it keeps you comfortable all year round.


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