How do I Choose the Best Ceiling Fan Pulls?

Tara Barnett

Ceiling fan pulls come in all shapes, colors, and designs. There is truly no category of ceiling fan pulls that can said to be best, although many people find that choosing pulls that are subtle and fit in with the room's decor works better than choosing pulls that are large and garish. In truth, this type of decoration is so subtle that it is unlikely to be noticed by any but the most attentive of observers. For this reason, it is a good idea to choose a ceiling fan pull that you enjoy and worry little about whether it truly matches the room.

Woman holding a book
Woman holding a book

Commonly, fans in the rooms of children may use figurines as ceiling fan pulls. Animals, airplanes, and popular television characters are all available as ceiling fan pulls. Given that many rooms have a theme, such as sports or transportation, it may be a good idea to choose a pull that fits in with this style. It is, however, important to make sure that the item is not sharp or easily breakable.

There are many whimsical designs available in more adult themes as well. Ceiling fan pulls for game rooms, for instance, might be in the shape of a billiards ball or a character from a video game. Even normal adult rooms sometimes have themes that lend themselves well to characters, and choosing a fish for a fishing-themed room or a lighthouse for a seaside-themed room is wholly appropriate even for an adult.

For people who want an attractive pull that is not a miniature, there are subtler options as well. Crystal pulls, for instance, can be found in many different colors and shapes. Decorative balls, loops, and other shapes are made from a variety of materials for this purpose. No matter the design, size is important when choosing a ceiling fan pull that will be slightly out of reach for some people, as a larger pull will make grabbing the pull easier. The material from which the pull is made will have a major effect on how subtle it looks in the room.

While it is a good idea to buy a ceiling fan pull made specifically for this purpose, it is also possible to make one out of almost any object. Essentially, if the item can be threaded onto a ball chain, it can be made into a ceiling fan pull. The object's only purpose is to keep the chain weighted and in reach, so simply tying an item onto the chain will work as well. These solutions may not be the most attractive, but they are the most economical, which is also valuable.

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