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Modern Home décor

Radiators used to only be a practical means to an end, now, there is a multitude of sizes, styles and even colours available to the homeowner.

Obviously, this is great news, but it can be slightly overwhelming when choosing which radiator may work well in your home. This guide provides an overview on the different types and styles of standard and bespoke radiators that are available to buy for your central heating system from ColumnRads today.

Living Room & Bedroom Radiators

Living rooms and bedrooms are the most versatile when it comes to contemporary radiators. Traditional panel radiators, placed underneath the window looks great in a sitting room and bedroom and can blend in with any decor. 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 a room with specific décor or where it may be on display more, is the valves and accessories. The good news is that there are a range of both modern, funky and traditional designs available. The choice is up to you!

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Also remember that there is a lot more choice than just white radiators, especially at ColumnRads. For those looking for a radiator that is more discrete, or that needs to fit in an unconventional space, 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. These vertical designer radiators work well in kitchens and bathrooms where wide walls might not be available.

Bathroom Radiators

In average households, bathrooms are generally quite small rooms and perhaps more functional than some of the other rooms in the house. That does not mean that you have to sacrifice style or quality of design in the bathroom. There are plenty of well designed, great looking and performing radiators and heated towel rails 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. 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.

All of our towel rails come in different colours and configurations, for any size or décor.

Kitchen Radiators

One room of the house where it can sometimes be hard finding the right style, or shape of radiator is in the kitchen. The style of your kitchen will ultimately dictate the look and feel of the radiator that you choose, but luckily there is a wide variety to choose from.

Often the other consideration 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, vertical radiators may be a great choice since they can generally be added into tighter spaces, or spaces that are a little bit unconventional, such as behind doors. Also, our shorter horizontal radiators can fit well under windows and other tighter spaces, which may work well in a kitchen too. We supply a wide choice of horizontal designer radiators for your home.

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, along with all our colours and the option of our custom colour service. If space is tight and you’re looking to replace a traditional horizontal radiator, then a compact radiator may be the way to go. These radiators take up less space and are a ‘no fuss’ solution for many modern kitchens.

For those looking for a more traditional radiator to fit a country kitchen then we’d recommend having a panel or column radiator. These are available in a range of different sizes, BTU heat outputs and colours and are extremely versatile even with an updated kitchen.

Radiators for the Hallway

Another area in the house that can be a little bit difficult to style effectively is the hallway. Space can be tight here, but it is important to create a good impression when people (and you) enter your home. Two great options in the hallway are vertical radiators, placed in awkward spaces that are perhaps hidden from view, or perhaps a metal finish column radiator. You can check out our Instagram for more inspiration on hallways and many other rooms.

These days with the wide range of radiators available to buy you can pick from designs that are traditional in styling, which will look especially perfect in a period property. You can also 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, either as a statement or to compliment the décor. We can supply a range of looks, from a cast iron radiator look, to anthracite or even black radiators- the choice is yours.

Don't forget we also stock radiator valves and thermostats to compliment your central heating system. We also supply high quality flat panel radiators, electric radiators, double panel radiators and towel rails for your home.

View our selection of radiators by room.

For more inspiration and real customer pictures, visit our Instagram page and get some décor ideas from our Pinterest.

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