The [5 Best] Children’s Ceiling Fans Reviewed

Children's ceiling fans come in a variety of fun colors and styles, providing attractive and powerful air-circulation for your kids bedrooms and playrooms.

Whether you like the multi-colored blades of the Westinghouse, the basketball-inspired Craftmade, or the space-themed fan blades of the Hunter Space Discovery ceiling fan, there are a bunch of different quality options to select from.

Choosing a quality ceiling fan can sometimes be a complicated endeavor- you'll want to choose a complementary color, but also choose a ceiling fan that is the right size for your child's room. Take a look at our sizing chart below to get a sense of the best option for your kid's room. 

If you're unsure about ceiling-fan sizing, use this handy guide to help make your decision. 

Choosing the Right Size Ceiling Fan

Length of Longest Wall in Room

Less than 12 feet

12 to 15 feet

More than 15 feet

Best Ceiling Fan Width

36 inches or less

40 to 48 inches

52 inches or more

Let's take a look at five of the best-selling children's ceiling fans on the market today and see how they compare.

Children's Ceiling Fans Compared

 Children's ceiling fansOur RatingPriceBlade SpanMountingAirflow
The Westinghouse Roundabout Reversible Indoor Kids Ceiling Fan4.3$30"Downrod2,483 CFM
The Hunter 'Space Discovery' Kids Ceiling Fan3.8$$48"Flush3,095 CFM
Alice 5 Blade Ceiling FanThe 'Alice' 5 Blade Kids Ceiling Fan4.8$$44"Downrod3,800 CFM
52 ProStar Basketball 4 Blade Ceiling Fan with RemoteThe ProStar Basketball Kids Ceiling Fan4.7$$$52"Downrod4,532 CFM
The Craftmade 'Juna' Kids Ceiling Fan3.4$$$54"Downrod6,207 CFM

How to Best Choose a Ceiling Fan

The 5 Best Ceiling Fans For Kids Rooms

The Westinghouse Roundabout 5-blade Children's Ceiling Fan

Quality

Price

Our Rating

The Westinghouse roundabout indoor ceiling fan is colorful, inexpensive and an excellent choice for a child’s room. Users love the unique design, but some do note that it’s difficult to fasten the blades to the fan. With a size of 30" x 30" x 15.9", this nursery indoor ceiling fan has five reversible blades, a steel motor, 3-speed settings and a reversible switch.

There is also an integrated light kit with two bulbs and a down rod. The maximum airflow of the Westinghouse kid ceiling fan is 2483 CFM, and it’s suitable for small rooms.

As a whole, buyers are satisfied with the size, design, and durability of the Westinghouse ceiling fan for kids. A customer mentions that even though the blades are small, they generate a gentle breeze, and she can barely hear the motor running. Another user shares that her baby son loves to watch the colorful blades spin, and the light is bright enough for her to read comfortably.

A happy buyer also comments that this is a solid, reliable and attractive ceiling fan for nurseries and she is surprised by the amount of air it moves around. She would recommend it to anyone looking for a great fan for their children’s room. However, some customers have complained that the amount of airflow generated by this small ceiling fan is more like a slight breeze, and if you want something that would produce a significant amount of wind, this is not the fan for you.

The Good

  • five reversible blades
  • 3-speed settings
  • quiet
  • an integrated light kit
  • a down rod
  • colorful
  • low-cost

The Bad

  • no remote or wall control
  • the airflow is not strong
  • short blades
  • hard to install

The Hunter Space Discovery Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan Review

Quality

Price

Our Rating

If you are looking for something extraordinary for you kid’s room, you might take a look at the Hunter brushed nickel ceiling fan. Users love the space design and the color, but some do note that there is no remote control included. With a size of 24.3" x 14.7" x 9", this space discovery ceiling fan for kids has 3-speed settings, five reversible blades, and an integrated light kit with two 14-watt CFL bulbs.

The maximum airflow of this flush mount ceiling fan for kids is 3095 CFM, and it’s available only in brushed nickel finish. Overall, it’s a good choice if you are looking for a high-quality fan for your children’s room.

One user comments that the Hunter ceiling fan for children is well-built, quiet, stylish and his son fell in love with it immediately. His professional opinion as an electrician is that this fan is very easy to install, but he would have preferred if the light was not so dim. Another buyer comments that she installed this Hunter ceiling fan with lights five years ago in her daughter’s bedroom and it’s still working flawlessly and quietly.

A satisfied purchaser said she way surprised by the accurate Earth design and that she could even make out Florida. However, some customers have complained that the globe produces a cool-toned light, and it’s not enough if you want to use it as a light source.

The Good

  • 3-speed options
  • reversible blades
  • fashionable design
  • an integrated light kit
  • quiet and easy to assemble

The Bad

  • no remote or wall control
  • dim light
  • suitable for small rooms and can be only flush mounted

The Vaxcel 'Alice' 5-blade Kids Ceiling Fan Review

Alice 5 Blade Ceiling Fan

Quality

Price

Our Rating

The 5-blade Alice ceiling fan offered by Vaxcel is stylish, modern and an excellent choice for a little girl’s bedroom. Users love the cute pink polka dot design, but some do note that it is smaller than they expected. With a size of 20.5" x 8" x 8", this girl ceiling fan has 3-speed settings, five reversible blades with a span of 44 inches, two pull chains, and a remote control option.

Moreover, there is an integrated light kit with a frosted glass shade that accommodates 19-watt CFL bulbs and a 6-inch down rod. The maximum airflow is 3800 CFM, and it looks like a very elegant choice for a little kid’s room.

As a whole, customers are extremely satisfied with the Vaxcel 5-blade ceiling fan for kids. One buyer commented that she was surprised how beautifully this fan looked in her daughter’s bedroom, and she was very pleased both with the quality and the price. Another purchaser states that the pink color is suitable not only for a girl’s bedroom but also for a living room because this small ceiling fan looks stylish and elegant.

A happy buyer states that the installation process is not complicated in comparison to other similar fans, and she would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a baby room ceiling fan. However, some have expressed their concerns regarding the stability of this kid ceiling fan, with one customer stating that the light fixture doesn’t seem sturdy and the part that secures the fan to the ceiling looks flimsy.

The Good

  • a light cap
  • 3-speed settings
  • reversible blades
  • pull chains
  • a remote control
  • an integrated light kit

The Bad

  • not suitable for sloped ceilings
  • no wall control
  • concerns about stability

The Craftmade 4-blade 'Basketball' Children's Ceiling Fan Review

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Quality

Price

Our Rating

If you want something extra special for your boy’s room, you might take a look at the Craftmade 4-blade ceiling fan. Users love the basketball design, but some do note that the light is too dim.

This ceiling fan for boys has 3-speed settings, four blades with a 52-inch span, an integrated light kit with one bulb, a down rod, and a remote and a wall control feature. The size of the ceiling is 10.24'' x 23.47'' x 17.17'', and the maximum airflow is 4953 CFM. Overall, it seems like a good choice for a fan, but a bit overpriced.

In general, users have a positive attitude towards the Craftmade ceiling fan for children. One buyer shared that he had this basketball ceiling fan for some time in his house, and it worked flawlessly and quietly.

Moreover, his son was absolutely fascinated with the ceiling fan, and he was pleased with his purchase. Another customer mentions that kid ceiling fan is well-built, the remote control is easy to operate, and the airflow is significant. The reviewer also states that the installation instructions are adequate and clear.

However, some customers have complained that the fan doesn’t move enough air, and it can serve more as a decoration than an actual fan. Other buyers also advise that it won’t be the right fit for you if you plan to use it as a source of light.

The Good

  • stylish design
  • quiet
  • 3-speed options
  • down rod
  • a light kit and a remote and a control option
  • reverse motor

The Bad

  • light is dim
  • airflow is feeble
  • high-cost

The Craftmade 'Outerspace' Ceiling Fan Review

Quality

Price

Our Rating

The Craftmade polished nickel ceiling fan for children looks well-constructed, elegant and a high-cost product. Users love the Galaxy style and the powerful airflow, but some do note that the installation instructions are unclear.

With a size of 54" x 12.5", this boy ceiling fan has three blades with a span of 54 inches, a light kit with two 50-watt halogen bulbs, a down rod, and a remote control. The maximum airflow of the Craftmade ceiling fan for kids is 6207 CFM, so it seems like a powerful, but a high-cost fan.

As a whole, buyers have a mixed opinion regarding the Craftmade children’s room ceiling fan. One customer mentions that the fan is modern, quiet, bright and it’s just perfect for his boy’s room. He would recommend the Craftmade ceiling fan to anyone looking for a high-quality product. Another buyer comments that he likes the sharp design of the fan, but notes it wobbles on a medium and high speed.

Some other customers also have complained that the fan has a loud humming noise. A satisfied user shares that this ceiling fan for boys is easy to install and works silently, but he doesn’t like the fact that he can’t change the candelabra bulbs to brighter ones. Another pleased purchaser states that she is pleased with the amount of light that this ceiling fan for teenage boys produces and the fact that she can adjust it, but she doesn’t like the polished nickel color.

The Good

  • stylish
  • elegant
  • 3-speed setting
  • a light kit
  • a down rod and a remote control
  • powerful airflow

The Bad

  • complaints of noise
  • light bulbs can’t be changed with brighter ones
  • no wall control
  • high-cost
  • complaints of wobbling
  • complicated installation

What Are Buyers Saying?

A quality unisex option for a child's bedroom is the Westinghouse five-blade indoor ceiling fan for kids. It has solid feedback from parents who installed it in their children's rooms. One parent installed it in a child's playroom and said that overall he's happy with the form and function of the ceiling fan but he did say that he had to do some handiwork to reinforce the ceiling light fixture so that it could actually handle the weight of the ceiling fan.

As well, it was moderately difficult to fasten the fan blades to the body of the Westinghouse ceiling fan- he said that he used a magnetized screwdriver to help him complete assembly, and it wasn't too difficult to do. Another person had a more difficult time putting the fan together, saying that because of the fact that the light fixture is wired into the fan motor it can be very difficult to access the screws for the fan blades- he likened it to performing surgery with a long-handled screwdriver as her tool.

Some others chimed in saying that it makes sense to have a professional install the ceiling fan if you are not handy with tools or you just can't be hassled with a difficult installation. All of that said, most users were pretty happy with the ceiling fan, whether they were installing it in a boys room or a girl's room, the colors were vibrant- and since you can use one side or the other, which is white, it is pretty dynamic option.

Another user says that while it is a pretty well-built piece of machinery, he isn't satisfied with the airflow- he's got to keep it at the highest setting just to get enough air circulating in the room, which he is not happy about.

The Hunter Space Discovery ceiling fan is an interplanetary option that can produce up to 3,095 CFM air flow. It has also received pretty high praise from its user base- with one person saying that they have been using it for over six years in their daughter's playroom. They say that it runs pretty quiet, though on its highest setting it produces a noise that resembles a white noise machine- which is not an annoyance for them. Some users did opt to replace the bulb- favoring one that produced warmer, yellow color tones that complemented the interior decor of their children's room then the cold white bulb that comes included.

If you're looking for a girl-specific ceiling fan, you may want to take a deep look at the Alice ceiling fan by Vaxcel. The ceiling fans fun pink and white polka dotted blades fit well into most children's rooms and the light that's included attractively shines through the frosted opal glass of the shade. Some expectant parents installed in a nursery, with one parent saying that while they think the ceiling fan is very cute, it wasn't so much pink as a shade of peach.

Luckily, this particular mom to be was pretty handy and she redid the ceiling fan, stenciling it with white polka dots instead of the stars hat come on the ceiling fans blades. In truth, sometimes it comes down to your personal style preference when selecting a ceiling fan-you obviously want to get one that is gender-specific to your child and one that circulates air effectively.