If you want a ceiling fan for your home or patio that features unique blades, a leaf ceiling fan may appeal to you. Before you choose a fan with blades that resemble leaves, you should decide where you will put it so that you can start considering the details. Note that some fans are meant to stay inside the house, while others are made for the exterior. You should also take the size of the room into consideration, as leaf fan blades come in a few different lengths. Of course, the color of both the blades and the metal on the fan is important, as well, since you should obtain a leaf ceiling fan that matches your home's décor.
Leaf ceiling fans are often perfect for patios since they look more natural than regular fans. Products that are appropriate to keep outside often say so in the description, so be sure that the leaf ceiling fan that you choose for your patio is meant for the outdoors. It should be waterproof or at least resistant to moisture, and may be more durable than indoor fans. On the other hand, if you are not sure where the fan will be kept, or perhaps just want the most durable fan possible, you can purchase an indoor/outdoor leaf ceiling fan. This allows you to create a tropical look either inside or outside the home.
The size of the leaf ceiling fan blades is important, as placing a small fan inside a large room will provide very little room air circulation. Large rooms often need fans that are at least 56 inches (142.2 cm), while medium sized rooms usually work best with fans that are at least 48 inches (121.9 cm). Small rooms can get appropriate room air circulation with fans closer to 30 inches (76.2 cm). Of course, the price increases with the size, so consider your budget if you cannot choose between two sizes.
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Like most other ceiling fan types, leaf fan blades come in a few different shades, which you should choose depending on the overall tone of the rest of the room. Some blades are lighter wood, similar to oak, or even white. On the other hand, some blades are darker or cherry wood. You should also consider the color of the metal on the fan, and your choice should depend on the other fixtures in the room. You typically have a choice between bronze, black, stainless steel, or white, to name the most common metal finishes.