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Though traditionally they’ve been eyesores, a ceiling fan is one of the most energy-efficient ways to keep your room cool. Luckily, things have changed: These 16 gorgeous modern ceiling fans manage to keep it cool and look cool, too. The best part? They’re reasonably priced, falling between $250 and $800.

1. Raven LED Ceiling Fan by Rejuvenation, $500

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If you’re in the mood for a showstopper, the Raven has you covered. It’s large and dramatic, with eight blades and a 72-inch diameter spread. The size alone is enough to get a room downright breezy, but there are 31 available speeds to keep things at the perfect temperature. Image: Rejuvenation

2. Cranbrook Mint Ceiling Fan by Hunter, $249

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Add a little mid-century color into your life. The light maple-toned blades give this fan a vintage Scandinavian look that would work perfectly with several styles. Image: Hunter Fan

3. Haiku Alexa-Activated Smart Fan, $675

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The Haiku is a striking fan, and the only smart fan in the group. Not only does it have built-in Wi-Fi, but it can be voice-controlled by Alexa and linked to a smartphone app for operation. Image: Haiku Home

Fresh Fact: All fans come with a small switch on the motor so you can change the direction the fan spins. In the summer, blades should rotate counter-clockwise to cool a room. In the winter, flip the switch to clockwise so the fan can push the warm air that has risen back down into the space.

4. Ronan Industrial-Style Ceiling Fan by Hunter, $249

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The Ronan’s stylish caged lighting feature displays a warm, vintage filament lightbulb for a cool industrial vibe. It may have an old-world look, but the Ronan tops the list of modern ceiling fans for quiet operation. Image: Hunter Fan

5. Air Fusion Akmani by Beacon Lighting, $549

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Hand-finished in teak and brushed chrome, the blades of this fan are big — 60 inches in diameter. This provides a lot of air circulation and gives the dramatic design the attention it deserves. Image: Beacon Lighting

6. Torto Ceiling Fan by Fanimation, $800

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The curve of the blades makes this modern ceiling fan a work of art. It’s available in several finishes to go with nearly any decor. Image: Fanimation

7. Concept I Brushed Nickel Modern Ceiling Fan by Minka-Aire, $340

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A sleek, brushed metal finish ceiling fan works very well in a modern white space. Image: Clayton and Little

Fresh Fact: A 42-inch or 36-inch fan is best for most rooms under 12 by 12. But a larger fan will cool a room faster and, in the case of a beautiful modern design, showcase the fan better. When in doubt about ideal fan size, check the CFM (cubic feet of air per minute) rating on the box.

8. Industry Ceiling Fan by Modern Fan Company, $412 and up

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Looking for a steampunk or industrial vibe? The Industry fan in a galvanized finish, inspired by an old milk can, could be the perfect fit. Image: Daphne Steinberg

9. Sonnet Ceiling Fan With Clear Acrylic Blades by Craftmade, $550

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The clear blades make this fan unique and minimalist in styling. The blades literally disappear into the backdrop. Image: Barenz Builders

10. Alsace Fan D’Lier by Savoy House, $720

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This is one of the priciest of our modern ceiling fans, but it makes quite the statement. The design conceals the reclaimed-wood finish fan blades, but the room will definitely feel cooler in no time. Image: Bannister Custom Homes

11. Light Wave Ceiling Fan with LED Light Kit, $280

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The darker color of this fan brings attention to the sculptural lines of the blades. Image: iSpace Designers

Fresh Fact: Running modern ceiling fans takes less than a 100-watt light bulb of energy, saving you almost half of your cooling bill.

12. Avvo Quicksilver Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo, $635

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The Avvo is a unique ceiling fan because of its polished finish, which adds a bit of bling to a room. Image: Monte Carlo Fans

13. Link Two-Blade Ceiling Fan by Kichler, $480

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This unusual ceiling fan needs a second look. Is it a ceiling sculpture or a fan? Also available in brushed chrome, the twin blades are surprisingly efficient. Image: Kichler

14. Falcon Ceiling Fan by Rejuvenation, $699

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The sleek propeller blades have a generous diameter of 64 inches to get air flowing quickly and efficiently. There’s also a model with an LED light to illuminate the breakfast table. Image: Rejuvenation

 15. Westinghouse Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan, $80

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A contemporary living room gets a touch of industrial design with the brushed nickel ceiling fan. Image: Postgreen Homes

16. Innovation Brushed Nickel Fan by Possini, $500

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Two elliptical orbs spin to circulate a room’s air. The LED light fixture uses little energy and creates nearly no heat. Image: Amazon

Open your window, then run the fan and let it do what it does best: circulate the air. Any of these modern ceiling fans will do the job perfectly — and stylishly! Which one of these fans do you want for your house? Let us know in the comments!