For those without air conditioning (or even for those with), a ceiling fan above the bed is essential in the summer. Selecting a ceiling fan is as much of a design decision as it is a utilitarian one. There’s no hiding a ceiling fan that hangs smack in the middle of a room. While we like the more industrial ones in metal, there’s something especially versatile about wood models that span styles from 19th-century colonial to midcentury California and tropical. Here’s a look at our favorites.
N.B.: Featured photo of a bedroom with a vintage acrylic and wood ceiling fan at Maison Couturier in Veracruz.
For more ideas on keeping cool in the summer, see our posts Expert Advice: Hacks for Staying Cool Without AC, Courtesy of a Catskills Summer Bungalow and Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of Smart Air Conditioners.