Home radiators are warm and cozy, but can look unsightly due to their old metal elements. With their exposed slats, they also have the ability to attract and trap dust, cobwebs and other objects while reaching temperatures of up to 100 degrees! Yes, you can repaint or replace the old radiators in your home. But there is another solution that is very practical and allows you to use the space in creative ways. Read on to discover 10 creative ideas on how to dress up your radiators and add a stylish touch to your home.
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Get inspiration on how to cover your radiators
What is a radiator cover?
Radiator covers are a very simple matter. They are intended to cover the slats in different ways and still allow heat to pass through by creating visual accents. Because most covers have a raised top, they are significantly cooler, allowing popular items to be placed there. You can even place heat-sensitive objects such as plants on a well-insulated radiator cover. However, for this purpose you need to choose a material suitable for this.
The aim of radiator covers is to conceal the old, coarse radiators
Does it make sense to cover radiators?
A radiator cover can be installed for safety reasons, to reduce the cost of a radiator and not to come into contact with the surface of the heater. It’s also a great way to hide an ugly old radiator or create an interesting visual element when using the space. Whatever the reason, sometimes it’s worth doing. If a radiator hasn’t been replaced in years and is worn and unattractive, a cover can be a great way to give it a little more elegance.
There are many reasons why you might decide to cover a radiator
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#Radiator cover made of poplar wood
This poplar wood frame radiator cover is not only a beautiful design choice. Because this wood is a poor conductor of heat, it provides a cool surface for plants and other decorations. The MDF frame conducts heat through the central openings. The punched aluminum grille conducts heat into the room while covering the radiators. The construction is extremely simple but stylish. You can even make such a panel yourself without much effort.
MDF is a wood material from the fiberboard sector
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If your radiator is low, you can take advantage of this by installing a wooden bench at the top. You can use the bench as a decorative element or even as a seat if it is sturdy enough. On the coldest days, you can enjoy warm afternoons by sitting on the bench over the radiator and reading your glossy book…
This wooden bench harmonizes perfectly with the radiator to create a cozy space in the room
#Cane front radiator cover
Reed is practically perfect for building your radiator cladding as it offers great privacy protection but allows heat to pass through – it is light, cheap and easy to work with. Reed tapes are available in rolls online that you can stretch over the front of the heating frame to make the paneling yourself.
Reeds give this radiator cover an interesting look
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#Clunky console table
Another way to draw attention away from the radiator is to place a chunky console table on top and decorate it with various decorations. However, keep in mind that for this option you need to choose a material that does not transmit heat. MDF is a good choice.
If the radiator is right next to the front door, it is the perfect place for a vase of fresh flowers
#Invisible radiator cover
Some radiator covers stand out for their craftsmanship and beauty. Others want to remain unnoticed at all. Depending on the effect you want to achieve, you can have the radiator cover merge with the shelf so that the radiator is almost invisible. This is also a good choice for the toilet, for example.
If you have a radiator in the toilet, this is a good idea to hide it and use the space
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#L-shaped radiator cover
These twenty vertical hardwood slats aim not so much to hide the wall radiator, but rather to provide a charming visual change. The L-shaped elements of this panel extend from the top of the radiator to the bottom, creating an interesting visual element in the room.
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You can paint this radiator cover in any color you want