Many homes, especially older ones like mine, have unattractive radiators in each room. Although they are much needed for many months of the year, radiators can be an eyesore year round!
Here are some ideas for making your radiator less conspicuous.
Paint is probably the easiest and least expensive fix. In the room below, the radiator is painted in a dark shade resembling the wall color, which helps to hide it.
You could instead paint the radiator in a way to make it stand out as a feature, as done in the girl’s bedroom below.
Shelf or Table It:
The entry table below camouflages the radiator underneath.
This demilune table hides the radiator below it:
By installing a shelf above the radiator, this homeowner created a bar:
The homeowner disguised their radiator below with a desk, turning the space into a little study area:
Install a Cover:
In the photos below, the radiator covers serve as both a table and display area.
The radiator in our master bedroom:
Below, the radiator is cleverly hidden in the bottom cabinet of a built-in bookcase.
The radiator below is disguised behind a simple curtain cover.
Turn it into a Window Seat:
In our apartment, the radiators have covers that I painted the same white as the moldings, and we use them as window seats. Our dining room radiator is below:
Here are some other examples of radiator window seats:
Below is our family room. The window seat on the far left is actually hiding a radiator. It provides extra seating for guests.
The next below is a corner of our formal living room, which has a radiator running along a whole wall under the windows. Adopting the same approach as used in the family room, we disguised this radiator as a window bench. You can see a little of the bench/radiator on the far right of the picture.
I hope this post provided some ideas and inspiration for those of you in a home with radiators. See you tomorrow for another post!