How Large Should My Ceiling Fan Be for High Ceilings?

Ten years ago, ceiling fans were mostly available in three sizes: 42 inches, 48 inches, and 52 inches. In the last few years, larger fans have been gaining popularity, and the most popular one is the 60-inch ceiling fan, with some measuring as much as 96 inches.

Larger spaces need larger ceiling fans so that they can create a comfortable environment. With a 60-inch blade span, a truly large ceiling fan with lights can measure 7 feet or more. The larger the fan, the better the air circulation will be. Modern, large ceiling fans with lights give you energy-efficient ambient light while improving air movement and maximizing utility.

Getting the size right on your ceiling fan ensures that you get the best performance, comfort, and style. These days, ceiling fans serve both a decorative and functional purpose in your home. Large ceiling fans are best for efficient air movement in bigger spaces with high ceilings, such as the living room, dining room, or outdoor patio. The fan should be hung 8-to-10-feet above the floor, to get the most out of your ceiling fan.

Choosing the Best Large Ceiling Fans

When choosing a ceiling fan for rooms larger than 350 square feet, generally a 20′ x 20′ foot room, ceiling fans with blade spans of 60 inches or more will give you optimal airflow. Master suites, great rooms, and outdoor patios usually have plenty of space for extra-large ceiling fans to complement its size and balance the room.

Next, consider the fan’s cubic feet per minute (CFM) to see if it will efficiently create the airflow you want. This measurement is taken when the fan is running at its highest speed. A CFM of 7,000 – 10,000+ is ideal for maximum airflow and energy efficiency.

Consider the Layout of Your Room

The right size fan for a room is not determined just by the size of the room. The layout of the room and where you plan to hang the fan also play a role. The larger the blade span, the more area the fan will cover, and the closer you are to the fan, the cooler you will feel.

I6 Outdoor Rated 72 Inch Ceiling Fan by Big Ass Fans

The engaging design and modern convenience make the I6 72 Inch Ceiling Fan by Big Ass Fans a centerpiece for conversation and a stunning example of smart home integration and energy efficiency. It works well centered in the living room and adds a stylish aesthetic to the space. It’s the ideal mix of form, function, and style. All Big Ass Ceiling Fans come with cutting-edge smart technology.

Large Ceiling Fans for Any Style

Because ceiling fans are also a design element, they come in just about every style you can think of. Sleek and modern options complete the look of modern spaces without seeming large and overbearing. Whether you are looking for a fan that will fade into the background or make a bold statement, there are plenty of unique designs that can complement any style décor for your modern space.

Maverick Super Max 88 Inch Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo Fan

Featuring a sleek, modern silhouette, the Maverick Super Max 88 Inch Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo Fan has softly rounded blades and elegantly simple housing, making it a good choice extra-high ceilings. It brings an extra air of peace and serenity to whatever space you hang it in.

Large Fans for Rooms with Vaulted Ceilings

With so many open-concept homes featuring great rooms, large fans are becoming increasingly common. Ceiling fans for great rooms generally have a blade span of 60-96 inches. Because proper air circulation is key for gathering spaces like kitchens or living rooms, getting the blade span right is key.

Haiku Outdoor Rated 60 Inch Ceiling Fan by Big Ass Fans

If your room has a vaulted ceiling, you’ll need a long enough downrod, based on the pitch of the faulted ceiling. The square footage of the room should also be considered when figuring out the best blade span diameter of your ceiling fan to accommodate the size and design of your room. Made with aircraft-grade aluminum finishes, the Haiku 60-Inch Ceiling Fan by Big Ass Fans represents the pinnacle of innovation and style in ceiling fans.

Large Fans for Outdoor Spaces

Large ceiling fans for outdoor spaces have a few extra features. Unlike indoor fans, they are rated for use in damp and wet areas. They are also built with finishes that can withstand rain and humidity so that they are impervious to corrosion and rust. The motor casing also has a waterproof seal to help protect it from moisture. Aside from that, your outdoor ceiling fan should meet the same size parameters as an indoor fan. Consider choosing one with a light kit to give you ambient lighting in your outdoor space.

Odyn Outdoor Rated 84 Inch Ceiling Fan with Light Kit by Fanimation

Whenever you enter your outdoor space, you know your Odyn Outdoor Rated 84 Inch Ceiling Fan with Light Kit by Fanimation is the boss. Its energy-efficient motor uses 70 percent less energy as its 84-inch blade span gives you ultimate airflow and cooling.

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