Ceiling fans provide a variety of benefits. They save on energy costs, sometimes by a significant amount, and often serve double duty as lighting in a space. They are stylish and can be used in every room of your home—including outdoors. Ceiling fans, including flush mount models, also offer year-round energy value due to their efficient motors and fan blades. In addition to cooling rooms during the warm months, you can reverse a fan to improve the efficiency of heating during the winter.
Ceiling fans come in a variety of styles and are able to suit any type of decor. No matter how you’ve decorated your home or what your priority might be in a given space, there is a ceiling fan available to suit your needs.
One of the most popular types of ceiling fans are cage enclosed fans. This unique twist on a traditional fan is making its way into homes across the country. Many people love these fans just for their functionality, but others are falling in love with the way they look, too.
What do you need to know about cage enclosed ceiling fans and what are some of the best options available?
This fan features a unique design that harkens to early 20th century design. If you love the look of vintage, but you want the efficiency of a modern fan, this is the one for you. This fan comes with a light kit that is in an opal glass enclosure, which is a feature not found in other similar fans. It features three blades with a 17” span. We think it is ideal for any room, especially since it’s available in a variety of finishes, including black, nickel, chrome, and oil-rubbed bronze.
The Minka-Aire F802-ORB, vintage gyro dual ceiling fan is an indoor only fan and comes with a wall control unit that adjusts lighting and fan speed.
We love the look of this fan. It has a masculine minimalist design that is well-suited to a variety of modern day décor styles. It measures 30”, allowing it to fit into a variety of smaller spaces. And for anyone who has a larger room, but loves the sleek look of this fan, you can install two or three of the fans to achieve the effect in a large space.
The fan comes with a standard mounting system, as well as an angled mount if your ceiling is sloped. This makes it great for even the most unconventional space.
One of our favorite features of this fan is the reversible black oak and rustic grain blades. This means it can be fashioned to suit both contemporary and modern décor. It’s an indoor-only ceiling fan that comes with a remote control. It doesn’t come with a light kit, but it is light kit adaptable if you want your fan to serve double duty.
This little guy from Savoy is one of our favorites because it is a blend of a chandelier and ceiling fan. It’s one of our favorite “fandaliers” on the market.
The design was inspired by Wine Country and the wine barrels used in French vineyards. We think it goes great with rustic design, but would especially suit a Tuscan or wine-inspired design.
The fan is made from a reclaimed wood finish and has chestnut blades. We consider it an upscale, sophisticated design that many people will love. It comes with a 75-watt illumination feature and would be perfect in smaller kitchens or even a wine cellar!
This model is another one we love from the Savoy Company. If you’re looking for a cage ceiling fan that suits contemporary and/or transitional décor, this is the one for you. It features three functioning fans that are adjustable. Each of the fans features twin beechwood blades that complement the English Bronze finish of the body and cages. We love this fan because it’s stylish and fun, but also because it’s compact at 38” and stands out from many of the other fans on the market.
Our final pick is a 39” fan from Matthews. It features two caged fans that are mounted on a brushed nickel body. Its sleek design is great for modern spaces, but could also suit transitional or contemporary designs.
The fans feature aluminum blades which we think are stunning. Both fans have 36” blade spans that are adjustable. We love how the design combines clean lines, but can still suit a casual environment. The fan comes with a variable speed wall control but does not have a remote control. It’s an indoor fan that is light kit adaptable. Light kits are available separately.
These are just a few of the caged ceiling fans available, but we think they are some of the best. We’ve included fans on the list that will suit a variety of decor, but we find the caged design to work best in contemporary, modern, or transitional spaces. We also love it with edgier décor, such as industrial looks and there are a few options we’d love in rustic spaces.
Fans are available in a variety of price ranges and many models feature affordable versions that are modeled after the more expensive options. If you find something you love but it’s out of your budget, don’t worry—there might be something else available that suits your style and fits your budget.
Our tip for choosing the right fan?
Consider your space and shop around. You might even pull a few pictures of fans you like and look at them while sitting in the space where you plan to install the fan. Like paint colors and other decor choices, sometimes you need to get a feel for what’s going to work best for you. It’s important you choose a fan that you not only like, but that is well suited for the room where it’s installed.
Last, but not least, keep your fan well maintained and clean, so it’ll last you for a long time.