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Ceiling fans provide modern farmhouse inspiration

Ceiling fans have evolved beyond basic and functional. Today’s fans add the perfect designer accent to your modern farmhouse interior.

Along with state-of-the-art features and exceptional energy efficiency, they come in an array of statement styles that perfectly complement every room in your rustic home, from open concept kitchens and living rooms to modern farmhouse porches.

Wingate

The Wingate rustic ceiling fan’s straightforward design and simple rustic elements create a transitional look that quietly blends with your modern farmhouse space. Does your farmhouse bedroom call for a modern touch? The brushed nickel would be the best match. For a more simple yet industrial designed room, the noble bronze is the perfect fan.

Reversible fan blades let you control the look of your room. The washed wood and rustic wood reversible blade finishes provide the perfect accent to your farmhouse chic spaces that let you change the look as often as you change your mind.

Ceiling fans add a designer touch to any room

Whether your dream design is coastal or rustic, Wingate provides exceptional design as well as comfort. The included stylish handheld remote gives you cooling and lighting control at your fingertips. Use it to change the fan speed if the competition is heating up in the game room or dim the lighting in the living room during a house party.

Wingate rustic ceiling fan in guest bedroom at Southern Living Idea House

Mill Valley

The Mill Valley farmhouse ceiling fan is the fan you’d expect to see in farmhouse style open concept kitchens in Texas. It makes a statement with a fresh feel, to elevate your casual farmhouse lifestyle. The open hood light is reminiscent of casual country farmhouse design, complete with a white hood reflector designed to maximize light output.

The barn red finish is a perfect pop of color in farmhouse spaces and really makes a statement! Complement the red finish with grey and white gingham pillows and white rockers on updated traditional front porches like the one at our Huntervention™ in Charlotte. Matte black or matte silver works with clean yet modern farmhouse kitchens with white subway tile and black industrial inspired metal chairs.

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This pendant ceiling fan is engineered to resist rust, so it’s ready for patio life in the South. It’s at home on covered farmhouse porches, verandas, and sunrooms. The ultra-quiet three-speed WhisperWind® motor will give you a breeze on cue during the hot summer days.

Mill Valley red farmhouse ceiling fan on traditional porch

Key Biscayne

Liven up your modern rustic spaces with a fresh breeze from the Key Biscayne coastal ceiling fan. The clean lines and pronounced nautical tones on this fan adds style as much as a comfortable beach inspired breeze to your favorite farmhouse rooms.

Aptly named for the Florida village, the Key Biscayne’s fresh coastal feel is perfect for indoor or outdoor spaces. Hang it above your light-filled sunroom or centered on your coastal covered porch. The unique finishes in Onyx Bengal bronze or Weathered Zinc provide interesting options for creating a unique farmhouse look. The weathered and barnwood inspired reversible blades pair well with other rustic wood finishes in your space.

Mother Nature can bring her best because this fan was engineered to withstand the elements. This damp-rated fan’s stainless steel hardware removes any doubts about taking on coastal weather.

Key Biscayne coastal outdoor ceiling fan by Hunter Fan Company

Brunswick

Traditional and trendy coexist from room to room in your farmhouse inspired home with the Brunswick ceiling fan collection.

The Brunswick is a fresh take on turn-of-the-century design that is at home in clean industrial or modern rustic rooms. The cast iron inspired housing complements other industrial inspired hardware in the home like dark sink faucets and worn metal inspired cabinet handles. The vintage inspired LED Edison bulb and clear ribbed glass add to the casual yet rustic look of any room.

The variety of sizes and finishes in the Brunswick Collection let you keep a cohesive design throughout your home while tailoring it to the look of each room. The white finish keeps a clean look in master bedrooms with white nightstand lamps and a bed finished off with white and cool-toned textiles. The natural iron finish complements dark wood finishes or hardware in modern industrial living rooms.

This transitional design maintains a trendy look to complement your farmhouse décor while also appealing to your tech savvy side. The 60” Brunswick is a part of Hunter’s SIMPLEconnect™ Collection of ceiling fans, offering Wi-Fi enabled options to connect your smart home applications. Use a voice-command with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant, or Apple® HomeKit™ to change the fan speed or brighten the light. Convenience is always in the palm of your hand with the handheld remote control or your smart phone.

Hunter’s SIMPLEconnect smart home ceiling fan collection is growing

Brunswick rustic white ceiling fan in Southern Living Idea House bedroom

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Whether your dad is tech savvy or likes to spend time outdoors, we have the perfect fan for him.

For the outdoorsy dad

A patio ceiling fan helps keep dad cool while he’s grilling outdoors. For dads with a green thumb, the right ceiling fan will help create a well-rounded look outdoors. The red Mill Valley farmhouse ceiling fan is a great pop of color to complement vibrant landscaping while the Coral Bay outdoor ceiling fan enhances rustic and coastal covered porches. For modern patios, try the Cassius with the tonal blade side. We also have wet-rated fans that are perfect for pergolas.

Hunter Ocala outdoor ceiling fan in rustic patio

Ceiling fans add a designer touch to any room

For the tech savvy dad

For the dad who likes the latest gadget, get him a smart home ceiling fan. Our Wi-Fi ceiling fans connect to smart devices like Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and the Google Assistant so you can use your phone, tablet, or voice command to control your ceiling fan and light. The tech savvy dad from our Huntervention in Dallas geeked out that our designers included the Symphony smart home ceiling fan in the weekend room refresh.

For the fit dad

Make sure your dad stays cool while his workouts heat up by getting a ceiling fan for his home gym. A flush mount ceiling fan is ideal for rooms with low ceilings to make sure his hands don’t hit the fan while he’s lifting weights. Connect a smart home ceiling fan in the home gym so he can use a voice command to turn up the fan speed without missing a rep. Read more about refreshing your home gym with a ceiling fan.

Symphony smart home ceiling fan in a home gym

For the gamer dad

Competition heats up whether it’s during a video game or a family Monopoly competition, so keep egos cool with a ceiling fan in the rec room. Match his style while also providing energy efficient cooling and ample light, from a fan with masculine detailing like the Apache rustic ceiling fan to the unique, modern look of the Vault caged ceiling fan.

Apache industrial ceiling fan in a mid century game room

Our favorite spaces: the family game room

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Our favorite spaces: The updated home gym

The home gym used to be a treadmill in the basement or a spare bedroom that ended up being used more as a clothes hanger. These days people are taking fitness more seriously, creating a space that inspires and encourages a workout that fits them. Whether you have a large home gym or a small exercise nook, here are 5 easy tips for how to design your home gym:

1. Consider your style

No need to settle for an ordinary fitness room; create a stylish home gym that inspires you to push through the pain to achieve your goals! Hunter’s design team suggests a modern look for home gyms that are machinery heavy and a more eclectic, bohemian look for casual home gyms.

Stylish ceiling fans for every room in your home

For modern or industrial style home gyms, we like a simple neutral color palette. The Apache industrial inspired ceiling fan’s exposed hardware complements the utilitarian look of exercise machines. For the yogi’s home gym, use pastel colors to create a zen ambiance and accentuate it with a jute rug, bohemian patterned pillows, and a ceiling fan with rustic finishes like the Brunswick or Coral Bay.

Apache industrial ceiling fan in fitness center

2. Be smart about storage

Especially for small home gyms, you need to take advantage of every nook and cranny you can. Storage benches are a great place to keep yoga mats and weights. Hang jump ropes, headphones, and towels from a coat rack.

Take a bookcase from IKEA, paint it, and add some decorative wallpaper to the back to make stylish, inexpensive shelving for your yoga blocks, weights, gym towels, and shoes. Add storage baskets to keep magazines, books, and even your workout plans.

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3. Add a home gym ceiling fan

No need to overheat during a workout! A home gym ceiling fan will keep you cool during sweaty HIIT sessions (like this one).

The way a ceiling fan cools people down makes it perfect for home gyms: Ceiling fans create a wind chill effect that makes you feel cooler, kind of like when you have an open window in a moving car. So while you’re heating up, the fan’s breeze will help you feel cooler.

Symphony smart home ceiling fan in a home gym

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Connect your smart ceiling fan like the Symphony to your smart thermostat, and schedule the fan to turn on when the temperature in the room gets too hot. You can also connect it with your smart devices like Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant so you can ask it to turn up the fan without interrupting your workout.

You don’t want to hit your hands on the ceiling fan or ceiling fan blades, so consider your ceiling height along with how far off the ground your treadmill will have or you how high your arms go in jumping jacks. A low profile ceiling fan like the Dempsey hugs close to the ceiling to allow for plenty of head space (and arm space during jumping jacks) while still providing powerful, efficient cooling.

Dempsey flush mount modern ceiling fan in casual home gym

4. Mirror, mirror on the wall

You need mirrors to make sure you’re maintaining proper form during your strength training exercises or cardio barre workout. Invest in one large mirror to have installed on your wall, or if you need a more economical solution buy a few full length mirrors (you can usually find them for between $15-40 to hang yourself).

5. Keep cleaning supplies close

Breaking a sweat during a workout is gratifying, but the bacteria on the machines and mats from that sweat isn’t so much. That’s why it’s important to keep cleaning supplies handy in your home gym.

For the machines, Merry Maids suggests combining equal parts water and distilled vinegar into a spray bottle and use with a microfiber cloth. They recommend using warm water and a couple drops of dish soap to wipe down weights and yoga mats (add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your yoga mat cleaning solution for a touch of zen).

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Stylish ceiling fans for every room

Calling all interior design lovers! A ceiling fan is not only a practical solution – it might be the piece of personality your space needs. Here are five unexpected spaces where a fan adds function and form.

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Our favorite spaces: The family game room

The family that plays together stays together. A game room is the perfect space for playing board games with your kids or hosting parties. With all the people in the space and the heated game night competition, consider a game room ceiling fan to keep things cool.

We offer a variety of stylish ceiling fans to cool down the competitive egos while giving your game room flair.

For the techy game room: the Apache smart home ceiling fan

The Apache Wi-Fi enabled ceiling fan has a handsome, modern industrial look that works well in large indoor game rooms. The rustic finishes and exposed hardware on this ceiling fan will complement other masculine design details in the game room like leather slingback chairs and decorative detailing on drawers. Install this ceiling fan with LED light above a pool table or poker table as a focal point and to keep the room bright. The Apache is one of our SIMPLEconnect™ smart home ceiling fans, meaning it works with smart home applications like Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and the Google Assistant. So you can ask your smart device to turn on the game room ceiling fan while it checks challenged words during a game of Scrabble.

Apache industrial game room ceiling fan in a mid century game room

Apache industrial game room ceiling fan in a mid century game room

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For outdoor game rooms: the Cassius outdoor ceiling fan

For outdoor game nights or cookbook parties, try the Cassius modern ceiling fan. This ceiling fan without light is damp rated, meaning it’s been engineered to withstand the elements endured in a covered patio. An outdoor ceiling fan like Cassius gives a cool breeze on cue while also keeping the bugs away. The white ceiling fan works with modern designed outdoor game rooms while the black finish fits with farmhouse game room patios.

Cassius modern outdoor ceiling fan without light by Hunter

See the Cassius modern ceiling fan’s appearance on HGTV’s Fixer Upper

For tiki themed game rooms: the Bayview tropical ceiling fan

A bamboo bar, tiki masks, and the Bayview tropical ceiling fan complete the look of an island inspired game room. The Bayview’s decorative palm leaf blades will get you in the mood to relax and unwind with a mai tai (drink umbrella optional). Use this tropical ceiling fan to keep a cool breeze in the summer; reverse the ceiling fan direction to keep things warm and reminiscent of tropical weather in the winter. This ceiling fan is also damp rated, so you can use it in your outdoor game rooms as well.

Bayview outdoor tropical ceiling fan by Hunter

For casual, clean game rooms: the Sentinel casual ceiling fan

The Sentinel’s simple lines and crisp finishes adds a statement to game rooms without being overpowering. Play darts with one hand while using the other to control the ceiling fan speed and dimmable LED light with the included handheld remote. The Sentinel comes in 52-inch and 60-inch blade spans, making it a perfect fit for large basement game rooms or open concept spaces.

Sentinel casual ceiling fan with LED light by Hunter

For modern game rooms: the Vault caged ceiling fan

Make a statement in your game room with the Vault caged ceiling fan. The wraparound cage disguises the ceiling fan blades while adding a playful element to the Vault’s modern design. We love the brass cage as a pop of color in a minimalist game room. The metallic detailing also plays well with color on the pool table or game machines in your retro inspired game room. Need additional light in your space? Add the Vault accessory light fixture to light up game night.

Vault modern caged ceiling fan with light by Hunter

 

Along with a game room ceiling fan make sure you’re also considering other design elements in the room. Use cabinets and storage benches to organize board games and movies. For movie buffs, consider a big screen TV for the media center or even a projector. Add to the vintage vibe of mid-century modern game rooms by adding an old school video game like Pac-Man or a retro pinball machine.

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Decorating your home with “greenery”

It’s pretty clear what our favorite color is here at Hunter (hint: have you seen our logo?), so we’re big fans of Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery. From plants to pillows, greenery is a color that will freshen up and renew the style of your room.

Accent textiles

The easiest and least expensive way to redo a space is to change out the textiles. Green pillows with texture or pattern adds dimension to your space. Add a window valance in green or use curtains with a green trim to add a pop of color to a plain window.

Bennett transitional ceiling fan in eclectic living room

 

A pop of color and a ceiling fan can transform a room

Pop of paint color

Don’t necessarily paint your entire room green (although if you’re confident enough to do it, go for it!). Start by painting an accent trim in green, like the trim around your window. Add a pop of green in the trim of farmhouse style living rooms and laundry rooms.

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Hunter Fan’s designers played with color on the Cranbrook modern ceiling fan

 

Decorate with greenery–literally

What’s greener than greenery?

Buy faux moss balls from the craft store or make your own to add to decorative vases and bowls.

Pick up a few plants at your local nursery to add color to your beige office space or put a plant in your living room to brighten the space up. Terracotta planters are a trendy yet casual way to display your plants. Don’t have a green thumb? Try low maintenance plants like succulents or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (yes, that’s a real plant name).

Modern white interior with black sofa for Hunter Fan Company blog

 

Go bold with green furniture

Like with the textiles and paint, utilizing green furniture in your space should be used as an accent to provide a pop of color.

The soft lines in mid-century modern design balances the bold green color well. Use a green patterned sofa if you’re feeling daring, but keep everything else in the room simple. Refinish coffee table legs in green for a quick furniture update.

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While you’re updating your home decor, check out Hunter Fan’s newest ceiling fans to freshen up your space.

Our favorite spaces: The modern laundry room

The modern laundry room is more than just a hot, damp closet. Laundry rooms can be efficient workspaces with plenty of storage, and a little bit of style. Whether you have a big family, or just an always-into-something toddler, odd are you’re spending a lot of time in this room. Why not make the laundry room a space that’s comfortable and an extension of the rest of your home?

Here are five quick and easy laundry room ideas to refresh your space.

Add a laundry room ceiling fan

Keep cool while the washing and drying machines are running. A ceiling fan with light for the laundry room gives off a cool breeze as well as illuminates the room while you work. The Wingate rustic ceiling fan is great for farmhouse laundry rooms, and the Dempsey ceiling fan collection fits with casual and modern laundry rooms.

Shop laundry room ceiling fans by Hunter

Hunter Wingate rustic ceiling fan in farmhouse laundry room with front loading washing machines

 

A low profile ceiling fan is great for small laundry rooms without a lot of ceiling space. A fan that hugs close to the ceiling gives you plenty of headspace while keeping you cool and providing ample light. A hugger ceiling fan is a perfect option if your ceilings are 8 feet or lower. We love how Diana Elizabeth used the low profile Cranbrook modern ceiling fan in her small laundry room.

Hunter mint Cranbrook modern ceiling fan in rustic laundry room by Diana Elizabeth Photography

Read more on how the Cranbrook design and its mint color came to be

When you install a laundry room ceiling fan, make sure the tip of the ceiling fan blades are at least 18 inches away from walls and cabinets. You want to avoid hitting the ceiling fan when you open the doors.

Front loading laundry machines

Front loading washing and drying machines give you design flexibility: You can stack them to save floor space or place them side by side and top off with a counter for convenient clothes folding.

If you chose the side-by-side option, you can also purchase pedestals to pair with your front-loading machines. The pedestals allow for extra storage space as well as raising the machines higher to make them easier to access. The pedestals are typically available for newer model washer and dryer units.

Find more design inspiration at the Hunter blog

Maybeck craftsman ceiling fan in bohemian laundry room by Hunter Fan Company

Countertops on top of the machines

Laundry room countertops over the washer and dryer units make for a convenient work surface when you’re taking clothes out of the drying machine. A countertop also helps prevent items from falling in between or behind the machines.

Waterfall countertops are a modern approach, but the material can vary depending on your style. Farmhouse and casual laundry rooms call for stained wood countertops, while white or black countertops complement modern laundry rooms.

Plenty of shelving

Small laundry rooms allow you to be creative with your storage. Find unused corners to add shelving and use wall space for wire baskets instead of wall art.

Open shelves let you display stylish storage baskets while keeping laundry supplies within reach and easily accessible. Wire baskets are trendy and let you see what’s inside. They also serves as a great way to showcase vintage finds, family photos, and artwork to personalize the space.

Closed cabinetry hides the clutter. For farmhouse style laundry rooms, go for matte black door handles and pulls. Try warm metals for more modern laundry rooms. Consider corner shelving to make use of space that might have otherwise been wasted.

Use shelves and cabinets that are higher up to keep cleaning supplies out of reach of young children.

Textures and textiles

Couple rustic wood countertops with subway tile on the wall. A subway tile backsplash is easy to clean. White grout makes the room look bigger but a darker grout doesn’t show dirt as easily.

Laundry room rugs add personality as well as comfort while you’re standing folding laundry and moving clothes from the washer to the dryer. Vintage distressed or jute rugs are casual yet modern in farmhouse inspired spaces. Southwestern inspired rugs are a unique touch in mid-century modern inspired laundry rooms.

Feeling bold? Add a patterned tile to the laundry room. Black and white patterned tiles are classic, while a pop of blue adds interest.

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Ceiling fans add a designer touch to any room

With the addition of new styles and functionality, designer ceiling fans are becoming a focal point for any space.

Fans have graced the ceilings of sunrooms, living rooms, and bedrooms for some time. But the latest designer ceiling fan styles do more than just cool; they add a designer touch to any space. Here are a few favorite styles—and some advice on where to try them.

If you need: A pop of color
Try: Cranbook modern ceiling fan
Works great: in kids rooms, arts and crafts rooms, kitchens

Functional and fun, Cranbrook – especially in mint – is reminiscent of something you’d see in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Yet its blonde oak mid-century inspired blades give it a contemporary edge. The low-profile housing is designed to work well in rooms with lower ceilings and in smaller spaces.

Find all of these styles (and more!) at itsahunter.com.

Cranbrook mid century modern ceiling fan in bedroom

 

If you need: A finishing touch for eclectic interiors
Try: Bennett transitional ceiling fan
Works great: In any room!

Bennett may have a traditional form, but it’s far from boring. The matte black finish includes a smoked glass globe for a touch of sophistication. If your aesthetic of choice calls for bold color or a mixture of furniture styles, this unassuming-yet-elegant fan is likely to fit right into the mix. Bonus: This ceiling fan comes in two different mounting systems to accommodate high ceilings and lower ceilings.

Bennett transitional ceiling fan in eclectic living room

 

If you need: To highlight vaulted ceilings
Try: Ronan caged ceiling fan
Works great: In the great room, living room or bedroom

Sporting minimalist looks with just a slight bit of shine, Ronan feels like the “it girl” of ceiling fans. This style feels at home in almost any space, whether your design aesthetic leans toward farmhouse, zen or cottage. The sophistication of the brushed gold cage adds a hint of glamour to any space.

Ronan caged ceiling fan featured in Elevate New York loft

If you need: A cool breeze on cue
Try: Mill Valley modern farmhouse ceiling fan
Works great: In living rooms as well as covered patios and porches

The Mill Valley is damp rated, meaning it can withstand the elements on your covered porches and patios but still look beautiful in indoor spaces like living rooms and kitchens. With the pendant inspired body and rustic ceiling fan blade finishes, the Mill Valley ceiling fan fits in rooms with farmhouse and rustic decor.

Huntervention with farmhouse patio and pendant light inspired ceiling fan

 

If you need: A stunning finish to your casual space
Try: Maybeck casual ceiling fan
Works great: Mudrooms, dining rooms, game rooms

Inspired by Mission craftsmanship, the Maybeck ceiling fan fits naturally with bungalow architecture. The Maybeck’s casual finishes play well with the warm tones of leather furniture and wood planked floors. This fan’s gorgeous light fixture makes it a chic addition to a room needing a touch of drama.

Maybeck craftsman inspired ceiling fan in open concept living room