How to Hide a Radiator | RC Willey Blog

How to Hide a Radiator

Posted by Alyssa on February 26, 2017

hide a radiator

Radiators can be an eyesore. In my first apartment, the radiator was the first thing you saw. In addition to making a clanging sound every time it was on and to emitting so much heat the windows had to be opened even if it was snowing, it was really ugly. If you’re living in a home or an apartment with a radiator and are tired of looking at it, here are some ideas to cover it up. 

radiator cover

via Arts and Crafts Homes

Radiator covers are not only good camouflage, they are also protection from the hot metal. While some covers are definitely utilitarian, you can find beautiful covers if you look. If you’re feeling crafty and have a saw handy, you can even make your own exactly how you’d like it. 

radiator shelf

via A Beautiful Mess

For a cheaper and quicker option, consider installing a shelf above the radiator. While this may not exactly mask it, having a shelf above will draw your eye upwards and away from the radiator.

painted radiator

via Manhattan Nest

If you own the home or your landlord will let you, painting the radiator the same color as the wall helps it meld into the background. If all else fails and you’re feeling brave…

painted radiator

via Apartment Therapy

Paint that thing a pop of color and own it!

Have you done anything else to hide a radiator? Let me know!

 

 

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