Hugger ceiling fans are defined as ceiling fans that do not include a downrod and are mounted flush to the ceiling. This is why they are often interchangeably referred to as flush-mount ceiling fans and are a great choice for low ceilings or small rooms. Hugger ceiling fans are also often lumped together with low profile fansbut these are slightly different as discussed below.


Hugger vs. Low Profile Ceiling Fans

The visual difference between hugger and low profile ceiling fans is shown.

If you are looking for a small and short ceiling fan, but not necessarily a flush-mount ceiling fan, there is something key to note; All hugger or flush-mount ceiling fans are low-profile fans, however, but not all low-profile fans are huggers or flush-mounts. In short, a low-profile fan is any fan that can be mounted and hang below 12 inches. Another clarification is that low-profile ceiling fans may include a downrod, while huggers do not. This means, even if a hugger fan isn’t necessarily what you are looking for, there are plenty of low-profile options for your home!

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These compact fans not only fit into small rooms but can be purchased with many different features. Just because you have a small room and a low ceiling does not mean you are out of options or are “option limited.” There hugger ceiling fans that offer led light kits, and help to increase the airflow in small spaces. To make shopping easier, we have developed a list that showcases the best hugger fans from different categories. We have even highlighted the “huggiest hugger,” or the lowest profile ceiling fan available, which is both the smallest and the shortest.

  1. Most Popular: Minka Aire Concept II
  2. Huggiest: Quorum Custom Hugger
  3. Best Small Hugger: Monte Carlo Clarity
  4. Best Medium Hugger: Craftmade Tempo Hugger
  5. Best Large Hugger: Matthews Irene
  6. Best Hugger with Lights: Hunter Dempsey
  7. Best Hugger without Lights: Quorum Medallion
  8. Best Convertible Flush-Mount: Hunter Rhinebeck
  9. Best Smart Hugger: Modern Forms Aviator
  10. Best Low Profile Outdoor: Kichler Sola
  11. Best Hunter Hugger: Hunter Builder Low Profile IV



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Minka-Aire Concept II

Indoor ceiling fans are essential for keeping a home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Choosing a smaller indoor ceiling fan doesn’t mean that circulation will be minimal. The Minka-Aire Concept II 52-inch ceiling fan has a CFM rating of 5,710. This means it can cool down rooms between 225 to 400 square feet. The Concept II has a dimmable light, five different finishes to choose from, and is 11 inches from the ceiling to the bottom of the fixture.

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Huggiest Hugger Ceiling Fan

Quorum Custom Hugger

If you are looking for a fan to truly be as small and compact as possible, the Quorum Custom Hugger 42-inch ceiling fan is our “huggiest hugger,” as our Customer Experience Manager would say. This flush-mount option is only 7.5 inches from the ceiling to the bottom of the fan, and it has an 11-inch base. The Quorum Custom Hugger is available in four different finishes. For a slightly larger fan, you can order the Custom Hugger in a 52-inch span. This only hangs a quarter of an inch lower.

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Best Small Hugger Ceiling Fan

Monte Carlo Clarity

The Clarity ceiling fan from Monte Carlo has a sleek, three-blade design that hugs close to the ceiling. It features wall controls and a handheld remote control with full-range light dimming and reverse function. The fan's blade sweep is 52". This indoor ceiling fan is offered in four finish combinations to suite virtually any home décor: oil rubbed bronze, brushed steel, and matte white.

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Best Medium Hugger Ceiling Fans

Craftmade Tempo Hugger

Medium ceiling fans are typically considered ceiling fans with blade spans between 44 and 50 inches. This size fan would typically work best in a room 144-225 square feet (or between 12' x 12' and 15' x 15'). The Craftmade Tempo Hugger houses a 16 watt LED, dimmable light and is 10.43" inches from the ceiling to the bottom of the light. The Tempo also comes with a three-speed remote, and is available in three finishes (Chrome, White, Oiled Bronze, Brushed Policed Nickel, and Satin Brass) and a larger blade span of 52". It is a great choice and brings contemporary style.

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Best Large Hugger Ceiling Fan

Matthews Irene

The varied options that come with the Matthews Irene are simply crazy! This gorgeous hugger-style paddle fan is available in six different finishes, three different blade spans, and two different blade colors. Additionally, the entire Irene Collection offers seven different variations of this model to incorporate lighting and other accessories. With a White finish and walnut tone blades, as shown above, this Irene is bringing a glossy and modern feel.

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Best Hugger Ceiling Fans with Lights

Hunter Fan Company Dempsey

A contemporary ceiling fan with mass appeal, the Dempsey fits flawlessly in today's modern home. The beautiful, clean finish options work together with the high contrast of angles throughout the design to create a look that will keep your space looking current and inspired. Fully-dimmable LED bulbs give you total control over your lighting levels, while the 44-inch blade span and low-profile housing are ideal for small rooms and low ceilings.

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Best Hugger Ceiling Fans without Lights

Quorum Medallion

The Medallion 42" ceiling fan combines just the right amount of efficiency and class in a medium-sized blade sweep that is perfect for the smaller rooms of an apartment, duplex, or town home. This traditional fan features 5 studio white blades and three-speed pull chain. Remote and wall controls can be added separately.

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Best Convertible Flush-Mount Ceiling Fan

Hunter Fan Company Rhinebeck

The Rhinebeck ceiling fan features 58-inch carved wood blades that make a statement while keeping you cool in open concept and loft style spaces. The noble bronze finish complements modern farmhouse style rooms while the matte silver finish is eye-catching in coastal and casual spaces. Convertible hugger ceiling fans come with both a flush ceiling mount and a short downrod.

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Best Smart Hugger Ceiling Fans

Modern Forms Aviator

Pair this smart ceiling fan with the exclusive Modern Forms app to save on energy costs and intuitively create schedules that adapt to your behavior. Wi-Fi enabled controls mean that you can control the fan's settings from anywhere. Two simulated wood blade finishes contrast with the matte black or graphite housings for an understated look in interior or exterior spaces. Available with an optional LED luminaire encased in opal glass. Energy Star certified for energy efficiency.

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Best Low-Profile Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Kichler Sola

Creating a comfortable and creative outdoor area is a priority for many homeowners. Whether it’s your patio or front porch you are looking to cool down, an outdoor hugger ceiling fan can help you to save space and add a stylish focal point. The Kichler Sola is available in three different sizes, 38, 44, or 54-inch, and three different finishes, Matte White, Brushed Nickel, and Aged Bronze. With a UL-rating of "Wet", this fan can be placed anywhere outside, such as a gazebo or lanaii, and last for years!

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Hugger Ceiling Fans From Huner Fan Company

Hunter Fan Company Builder Low Profile IV

Hunter combines 19th century craftsmanship with 21st century design and technology to create ceiling fans of unmatched quality, style, and whisper-quiet performance. Using the finest materials to create stylish designs, Hunter ceiling fans work beautifully in today's homes and can save up to 47% on cooling costs! This fan features a WhisperWind motor and boasts 2,328 CFM of product airflow. Available in three finishes including white, new bronze and antique pewter.

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