Green is the New Black: Green Living Experts
Eco-friendly blogs are blooming into popularity, and all of us at Del Mar Fans & Lighting are dedicated to conserving energy around the office as well as around our homes. In an effort to be greener, we took to the office white board and discussed several simple ways that we could improve our green status such as turning off our ceiling fans and lights when we’re not home, and switching out old incandescent light bulbs for newer, more energy efficient LED light bulbs. Along the way, we shared some of our favorite eco-friendly blogs and the writers behind them.
Never Let 'em See You Sweat: Dorm Desk Fans
School is back in session, and for many of you this means leaving the comfort and familiarity of your childhood home, venturing out on your own, and moving into your first dorm room. College is an adventure, and with it comes a completely new list of challenges and obstacles. Stay cool under pressure by adding a desk fan to your dorm room décor.
Unfortunately, college dorm rooms have garnered a reputation for being hot and stuffy, and being uncomfortable in your own dorm room can have a negative effect on your sleep and study habits. Desk fans make perfect accessories for any dorm room because they are stylish as well as functional.
Desk fans produce a gentle amount of airflow and allow for a refreshing and cooling breeze. Their effective wind flow will provide you with a welcome break from the heat of a cramped dorm room, especially if there are multiple electronics running simultaneously.
Light Your Dorm Room With Floor & Desk Lamps
Summer is coming to an end, and as you prepare to return to school in the fall, you may find yourself scrambling to purchase some last minute items on your back to school checklist. Laptops, bedspreads, and desk lamps are all important back to school items for those of you living in a college dorm room.
Assert your individuality in your dorm room design by accessorizing with practical, yet stylish products. An adjustable desk lamp is the perfect addition to any college dorm room because it combines functionality with flair. Lamps are available in all different shapes and sizes and come in a variety of styles making them the perfect accompaniment to your dorm room décor, whether you’re looking for modern desk lamps or antique desk lamps.
Desk lamps are a stylish way to illuminate dark areas or highlight the painting hanging on the wall that you just so happened to make in art class. A desk lamp is an effective way to keep studying long after your roommate has gone to sleep because it will provide you with enough light to see what you’re reading or writing without producing so much light that it keeps your roommate awake.
If you’re not sure how to decorate your dorm room, or you’re just looking for some unique dorm room ideas in general, make sure that you check out the amazing mood boards created by Camille Simmons from Planning Pretty and Justina Blakeney. These incredibly talented designers made mood board magic with their creative and diverse dorm room visions. You should probably start thinking about taking online classes because their designs will make you never want to leave your room.
The Best Ceiling Fans for Major Milestones
There are certain events in life that we mark as significant or life changing. Life is a journey that is constantly evolving, and there are bound to be times when you’re too busy to even think about what’s for dinner let alone which ceiling fan to buy. We have all been there before, and we understand that just because you may be ready for a break doesn’t mean that life is ready to give it to you. That’s why we created a list of the best ceiling fans to get you through some of those busy and important milestones in life.
Starting college and living in a dorm room presents a whole new series of exciting challenges. Oftentimes, college dorm rooms have poor airflow and can be quite stuffy, and being uncomfortable can have a negative impact on your studies. Knowing how to keep your dorm room cool is essential to college living. Stay stress and sweat free with the Craftmade Contractor’s 207 fan. The ample airflow that this fan produces makes it an ideal ceiling fan for a college dorm room. This fan also comes equipped with a light, which will come in handy when you have to stay up late or work all through the night in order to finish that final paper or project.
Buying a home is one of the biggest milestones in life, and purchasing a ceiling fan after buying a new home is probably the last thing on your mind. However, think of how much cooler you will feel sitting below the cooling breeze of a ceiling fan while you unpack your boxes. The 52” Hunter Sonora fan is one of the best ceiling fans for new homeowners. It provides generous airflow and is available in a variety of different finishes, making it easily customizable to your own personal style and décor. This Energy Star compliant fan is ETL approved for indoor locations in the United States and Canada and would look stunning displayed in a bedroom or a guest room.
Battle of the Bloggers - Dare to Design
Lately, it appears as if more interior decorators are shying away from including ceiling fans in their design projects. Countless design shows and blogs feature decorators visiting lighting shops, flooring stores, and art galleries, but we hardly ever see a designer visiting a ceiling fan store. At Del Mar Fans and Lighting, we believe that home design ideas should inspire you to think outside the box. We want to encourage you to seek out room decorating ideas that are unique to your own personal style and combine those ideas with practical fixtures such as ceiling fans.
At Del Mar Fans and Lighting, we feel that ceiling fans have gotten a bad reputation over the years because there was once a time when practical did not equal pretty. Our goal is to prove that ceiling fans are no longer the boring, beige, builder grade fans of the past, but that they are, instead, fixtures capable of adding charm and character to a room. So, we came up with a design challenge to show that it is the ceiling fans time to shine.
The goal of this design challenge is to bring ceiling fans back into focus. We want home design ideas that challenge the norm and that aren’t afraid to be bold and creative.
We challenged three brave designers to create a beautiful space with a Kichler ceiling fan in six weeks to show the design world what it’s missing.