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 fans||Our Rating||Price||Blade Span||Mounting||Airflow|
|The Westinghouse Roundabout Reversible Indoor Kids Ceiling Fan||4.3||$||30"||Downrod||2,483 CFM|
|The Hunter 'Space Discovery' Kids Ceiling Fan||3.8||$$||48"||Flush||3,095 CFM|
|The 'Alice' 5 Blade Kids Ceiling Fan||4.8||$$||44"||Downrod||3,800 CFM|
|The ProStar Basketball Kids Ceiling Fan||4.7||$$$||52"||Downrod||4,532 CFM|
|The Craftmade 'Juna' Kids Ceiling Fan||3.4||$$$||54"||Downrod||6,207 CFM|
How to Best Choose a Ceiling Fan
The 5 Best Ceiling Fans For Kids Rooms
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.