The best chandelier ceiling fans will accommodate the size of your room, provide appropriate lighting and have multiple speed settings.
Chandelier ceiling fans come in many styles and sizes. There are many styles of fan, from rustic chandeliers which integrate the fan into the light fixture, to dainty crystal chandeliers which hang below the fan. For a statement piece, choose a fan which contrasts the ceiling color. If the space is already busy, choose a color that blends into the walls and ceiling.
The size of the room typically dictates the size of the chandelier ceiling fans.
Some chandelier ceiling fans are quite tall, so it is important to measure the height of the room before choosing a fan. There should be at least 7 feet from the base of the fan to the floor. A flush-mount ceiling fan is the best choice for lower ceilings. Vaulted ceilings and ceilings higher than ten feet may require an extended down-rod so that the fan is close enough to the floor to provide adequate circulation.
Consider the wattage of chandelier ceiling fans before purchasing the fixture. The item’s specifications will dictate the maximum wattage for each bulb on the chandelier. Multiply the maximum wattage by the number of bulbs for the total wattage. If the chandelier ceiling fan is too bright, you can use lower wattage bulbs in the fixture or install a dimmer switch.
Make sure to find a fan with at least three speed settings. A fan which only has one setting might be too fast or too slow for the area where the fan is installed. Higher ceilings, like an outdoor porch, need fans to turn faster so that the air has enough momentum to travel downward. Small rooms with low ceilings need a fan to turn more slowly so that the wind current is not overpowering.