While I absolutely love the heat on a summer holiday, it’s just not quite the same when a heat wave hits the UK and you don’t have a fan in your home.
In a country with a dire lack of air conditioning, this heat wave is anything but enjoyable.
It means sleepless nights and sweaty days, with people scrambling to buy electric fans to avoid their living rooms from turning into actual saunas.
With temperatures expected to reach up to 34°C in parts of the UK this week, do yourself a favour and invest in one before things get too sticky.
A good fan should make dealing with this killer heatwave a lot more bearable by circulating cool air around your room and making those hot nights (and days spent working from home) a lot more comfortable – dare I even, say enjoyable).
When making the all-important purchase I know we’re supposed to consider the sensible requirements such as size, noise levels, power settings and so on but I find myself concerned most with what it will actually look like.
Let’s be honest, fans are usually unsightly – there’s no two ways about it. While essential, it just doesn’t change our need for them to be aesthetically pleasing in our homes.
Luckily brands seemed to have answered our prayers this summer with a surprising number of prettier models available that won’t ruin your interiors.
We’re loving all the wood-effect options that are available. You can find so many slimline models these days as well that you’ll hardly even notice they’re there.
We’ve done our best to round up some of the best fans that won’t ruin your living room decor this summer with standing, desktop and handheld fans from Amazon, Dunelm, Wayfair, Dyson, Argos and John Lewis.
As the best fans are selling out at an alarming rate, get yours while you still can. Keep scrolling for our edit of the best and most stylish fans on the market right now.
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Shop stylish fans
Wood Effect Taper Tower Fan, 35″, £90, John Lewis – buy now
Stadler Form Otto with Eco-friendly Bamboo Ring, £181, Wayfair – buy now
HEPA Purifier Cool™ Formaldehyde Air Purifying, £549, Dyson – buy now
Swan 16″ Retro Cream, £59, La Redoute – buy now
Russell Hobbs Scandi Electric Tall Standing Pedestal , £44.99, Amazon – buy now
Tower T605000C Copper Effect, £36.99, Amazon – buy now
45cm Floor Fan, £76.78, Wayfair – buy now
F230 Air Shower Floor Fan, £179.99, Dunelm – buy now
Russell Hobbs Scandi 13” Mini Tower, £40, Argos – buy now
Pifco P51006 Tripod, £79.99, OnBuy – buy now
Oscillating in Pink, £47, Wayfair – buy now