Modern Home décor with radiators for every room

Long gone are the days where a radiator in your home needed to be a plain, white unit that was installed purely as a functional piece of equipment to heat up your home. Now, there is a multitude of sizes, styles and even colours available to the home owner. This choice means you can easily find a radiator that is a perfect fit for the styling of your home. This guide provides a basic overview on the different types and styles of radiators that are available to buy.

Living Room & Bedroom Radiators

In terms of the types of radiator that are available for living rooms and bedrooms - the sky is the limit. Traditional panel radiators, placed underneath the window looks great in a sitting room and bedroom. These are available in a range of different widths and depths so as you can fit in the right radiator in the space that you have.

One thing to consider, particularly in the living room where a radiator will be more on display is that you may want to purchase more decorative valves for the radiator too. The good news is that there are a range of both modern, funky and traditional designs available. The choice is up to you!

Also remember that you’re not stuck with traditional white radiators. How you can select a radiator that is available in a range of different colours or finishes. For those looking for a radiator that is more discrete, or that needs to fit in an unconventional space, or even for a home office, then practicality might be of more importance over design. For example, it is quite common for a home office to be tucked away in a corner of the house where there might not be much space for a traditional style radiator. In these instances, vertical radiators may well be the solution that you are looking for.

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Bathroom Radiators

Generally, bathrooms are quite small rooms and perhaps more functional than some of the other rooms in the house. That doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style or quality of design in the bathroom. Now there are plenty of well designed, great looking and performing radiators to choose from. If the space allows then you can of course go for a standard designed radiator that matches other rooms in the house. For example, vertical radiators can be a good fit in a larger bathroom.

More often than not there is not enough room to feature a dedicated radiator in a bathroom and many people opt for a towel rail radiator which offers both a practical and good looking solution.

Here you could go for a traditional looking towel rail that features modern performance qualities:

Revive 1130H x 553W Traditional Column Towel Rail

Or those with a modern bathroom can go for a chrome towel rail that also performs brilliantly by not only heating the room, but drying your towels too. Towel Rail curved chrome 1000h x 400w

Kitchen Radiators

One room of the house where it can sometimes be hard finding the right style, or even shape of radiator is in the kitchen. Kitchens tend to be either ultra-modern or have classic styling such as the country cottage look. The style of your current kitchen will ultimately dictate the look and feel of the radiator that you choose.

Often the other consideration that needs to be made for a kitchen radiator is space. In many cases there is not a lot of room for a radiator, and traditional radiators that are designed horizontally may not be a good fit. However, for some kitchens, the more modern styled vertical radiator may be a great choice since these type of radiators can generally be added into tighter spaces, or spaces that are a little bit unconventional, such as behind doors.

For example, this white vertical radiator would be a good fit in a modern kitchen that has a lot of white goods on show: {image from here: https://www.columnrads.co.uk/900h-x-490w-2-column-vertical-white-radiator}

These radiators are available in a wide range of finishes from chrome, raw metal to black ensuring that you can get the colour combination that is right for your kitchen. If space is tight and you’re looking to replace a traditional horizontal radiator, then a compact radiator may be way to go. These radiators take up less space and are a ‘no fuss’ solution for many modern kitchens.

Revive 300h x 800l Single Premium Radiator (K1)

For those looking for a more traditional radiator to fit a country kitchen then we’d recommend having a panel radiator. These are available in a range of different sizes and you can get two panel and three panel radiators in this design.

You’re not constrained to just white radiators, you can get radiators in a multitude of different colours, which would look great in a kitchen that features bold colours. 300H x 1502W 3 Column Horizontal Traffic Red Radiator

Radiators for the Hallway

Another area in the house that can be a little bit difficult to find a good radiator that fits is in the hallway. Space can be tight here, but in addition the hallway is the entrance of your home and typically the very first thing that anyone sees when they walk into it. Two great options in the hallway are vertical radiators, placed in awkward spaces that are perhaps hidden from view or another option is to go for something that has great design, and perhaps little bit different like a radiator finished in silver or a metal effect look

These days with the wide range of radiators available to buy you can pick from designs that are traditional in styling, which will look great in a period property, or you can go for something more modern and really push the boundaries of what can be done with home styling. Whilst white radiators can still look great in a home, for those individuals looking to make a radiator statement, a coloured or metal effect design can really stand out, and instead of being a practical, yet ugly piece of kit the house, can now be transformed into a statement piece in their own right.

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