Outdoor Ceiling Fans







By Patti Plummer

Feel a cool summer breeze whenever you like with an outdoor fan. These outdoor fixtures have become popular accessories for covered patios, decks, and gazebos and come in an array of materials and designs, including traditional, tropical, and modern.


Here are 5 outdoor ceiling fans to enhance the style of your favorite outdoor living space:


Sound the Fanfare


Brisa 2000 Copper Outdoor Fan



The Brisa 2000’s distinctive design utilizes the movement of the select mahogany blades and a lunar counterweight to gently orbit around the spherical gear housing. When the metal blades are ordered with the protective powder coating, the fan is UL listed for damp locations. Call 847-680-9043 for more information.












Fantasy Island
Raindance Tropical Ceiling Fan



Full of romance, the Raindance Tropical Ceiling Fan with Arbor 100 Blades is also durable and perfect for non-roofed or roofed locations. Able to withstand the elements, the heavy-duty iron 58-inch non-warp blades are available in dark walnut, cherry, maple, whitewash, and oak. $460, www.californiafancompany.com








Fantastic Voyage

Magellan Contemporary Outdoor Fan


Sleek and sophisticated in style, the Magellan is made of brushed nickel with a wet finish and is UL listed for wet and damp locations. Featuring five 60-inch silver sail blades and a lightshade done in frosted seeded glass, this fan is the perfect complement to any contemporary outdoor room. $720, www.minkagroup.net









We’re a Fan

Stella Outdoor Fan_Modern Fan




The Stella features a unique bee-hive design and cylindered lampshade. Blades come in 42- and 52-inch sizes and can be finished in either mahogany (shown), maple, or black. UL listed for damp locations, this fan can be controlled by a handheld remote, which is sold separately. $545, www.modernfan.com









A Fan for All Seasons

Prairie Fan_Outdoor Ceiling Fan



Reminiscent of the beautiful windows designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Prairie Fan features hand-assembled stained glass panels in a historic frame and is UL listed for damp locations. The 42- and 52-inch blades come in white, maple, mahogany, and nickel while lamping options include halogen and energy-saving compact florescent. ­$480, www.periodarts.com