Implement Radiators

How To Implement Radiators In Your Modern Home Décor

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Radiators are an essential part of any home, and over the years, designs have changed. We're used to the plain, white traditional radiators that are made to heat our homes that fade into the background – but did you know you can use a radiator to enhance your home's décor? There are radiators to suit every aesthetic, whether you need a stunning centerpiece, a modern radiator, or a product that will fit easily into a small space without looking out of place. Read on as we look at how you can implement radiators to boost your home's aesthetic. 

Types of modern radiators 

Gone are the days when radiators are simply plain, white, and forgotten. There are so many radiators on the market that can enhance the look of your home while also heating it efficiently. If you're not sure where to start, here are a few of the most popular that you can choose from: 

  • Column radiators: These radiators not only look great, but they also have a high-heat output. They can add a vintage, chic look to your home – whether you live in a period property or a modern home, and you can benefit from warmth no matter how large the room is. 
  • Designer radiators: These radiators come in all designs, colors, and sizes. They are luxurious and should be treated as a piece of furniture. They are decorative, so whatever your favorite color or finish, you can use them as a talking point and even a centerpiece in your room. 
  • Vertical radiators: Perfect for small spaces, sleek and versatile – these radiators are essential to achieve a modern look. You can choose from various finishes to suit your style, whether polished or colored. 

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More than just heating… 

All our homes have radiators; in the past, they were to heat your space and keep you warm. But as times are changing, radiators are too. They are more efficient and come in a range of styles to suit your aesthetic. Below, we'll look at how you can implement them into your modern home to achieve both the look and feel that these high-quality, innovative radiators can bring. 

Use them as a centerpiece

Using a radiator as a centerpiece may seem strange, but with the various designer radiators, you can choose from, adding one to a room as a talking point can be one of the best ways to implement them into your home. For example, you could use one of these modern radiators to create a talking point. Next, you could choose a bright color to contrast with the room's look so that it stands out. Finally, you could choose a polished finish to create a sleek, contemporary look. There are so many ways that you can make your new radiator a centerpiece, all you must do is choose your favorite style and finish.  

A chic and classy addition  

If you need more than bright colors and stand-out styles, there are still plenty of ways to implement a radiator into your modern home. Instead of using them as a centerpiece or a talking point, why not use them to replace your plain radiators with something a little chicer? Chrome radiators are some of the most popular in the modern home – they suit all styles and can be added to your chosen room to change the look and feel. They are popular in bathrooms and kitchens as they are hard-wearing and come in many designs to suit you. 

Choose Functionality 

Having a radiator that looks the part is all well and good, but it must be functional too, and thankfully, that doesn't mean they're not stylish – you can add an effective radiator that still looks the part. Cast iron radiators are some of the most popular when it comes to heating abilities. They are traditional in appearance but could suit various styles depending on your chosen color and finish. Adding a radiator based on functionality means you can benefit from a warm home without compromising style. 

Small spaces 

There is even a radiator to suit you if you're working with a particularly small space. Whether it's a hallway, a small bathroom, or a room that doesn't have a lot of wall space to fit a radiator, some designs make it easy for you to benefit. For example, you can choose a slim, vertical radiator that looks sleek but takes up as little room as possible or a horizontal radiator to slot into your home nicely. 

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.