How to use outdoor ceiling fans inside your home

How to use outdoor ceiling fans inside your home

  • Sarah Villane

There are so many wonderful ceiling fan designs out there, so why limit your choices when it comes to decorating your home? Look no further than Casablanca’s unique ceiling fan designs to give your home an elevated designer look. Sometimes a little outside-of-the-box thinking is all it takes to give any room in your home the perfect finishing touch.


Casablanca offers many indoor and outdoor ceiling fans. A common misconception is that outdoor fans can’t be used indoors, but in fact they can! Remember though, that indoor ceiling fans can’t be used outdoors. If you’re going to install or replace ceiling fans outdoors always make sure it has a damp or wet rating.


There are many ways an outdoor ceiling fan can be used indoors from living rooms to bathrooms and bedrooms.


Living Room

The Orchid is a modern ceiling fan but with warm finishes this beauty will still fit perfectly in more traditional spaces. The walnut blades pair well with dark wood furniture while the Pewter Revival finish complements other warm metal accents. At 30 inches, the Orchid is best used in small rooms however in larger rooms multiple placements can also get you ideal air movement and peak performance.

Living room with Orchid

The Perseus is a unique ceiling fan inspired by spacecraft design. Look no further than the Perseus to grace your formal yet modern spaces with it’s earthy wood blades and Metallic SunSan housing finish.


For a juxtaposition, this new age fan can be placed in large, intricate Victorian era rooms to complement other modern furniture elevating your style.



Living in the city, color can be hard to come by. The new Piston in Soft Sage is the perfect way to add a pop of color to any modern industrial environment. By accenting the room with other shades of green you can tie everything together for a balanced feel throughout.

Piston in loft

Accent walls are also a clever way to incorporate color into a room that may otherwise be dull. The deep green of the accent wall in this particular loft allows the Piston in Soft Sage to “pop” while also subtly contributing to the room’s aesthetic.



An unlikely place to think of installing a ceiling fan, your bathroom may be where your favorite outdoor fan feels most at home indoors. The bathroom is the one room in your home where a damp rating is a must to avoid damage to the ceiling fan.

 Paume in bathroom

The Paume wet rated ceiling fan is a chic take on mid-century wicker caned furniture. The reversible blades also allow you to choose between making a statement or a more classic look and feel.


The Matte Black finish complements nearly any type of style but works especially well with other large pieces of black furniture. To make the Matte Black Paume really stand out, place it in a room with white walls and ceilings.



The Aya is a great example of how many different styles this fan design can work with. At the Casablanca x Sarasota Modern event in Sarasota, Florida the Aya is installed in guest rooms on the fourth floor.

 Aya in sitting area

Inspired by Japanese and Scandinavian furniture, the blades are meant to resemble fine wood shavings as they peel away from the body of the fan.


When placed in this particular updated mid-century bedroom with a tropical twist, the contemporary Aya completes the simplicity of the furnishings in the room without detracting from the aesthetic.


“I love the simplicity of the Aya fan and will probably be putting this one into my downstairs.”

 Jane Ko, A Taste of Koko


No matter where you choose to place your favorite outdoor ceiling fan, Casablanca’s unique line of ceiling fans will complement any style in your home. From modern to industrial and farmhouse you’re sure to find an outdoor ceiling fan that works just as well inside all while adding design statement that’s sure to spark a conversation.