In winter, one of the most cozy places in the house is at the radiator. Someone simply does not notice them, but many are sure that they definitely do not add beauty to the interior. Did you know that a ribbed heat source can be magically transformed, partially or completely hidden? For each method, we have collected the most original, practical and labor—intensive ideas – choose!
You can’t ruin the radiator with paint
Let’s start with the usual — coloring. Surely everyone had to act as a painter at least once in their life, and if not, it will not be difficult to master the skills. A hint for beginners: a special brush with a curved handle will greatly facilitate the process — it is convenient to paint the areas between sections with it.
If you want the device to be as conspicuous as possible, choose a color to match the panels. Look at the photo: in my opinion, the “chameleon” principle works perfectly.
Paint is a universal thing. Even a minimal amount of one color can radically transform a typical product. I have specially assembled various models of convectors to demonstrate clearly: if desired, even a cast-iron “accordion” can be turned into a stylish interior detail.
And here are some more interesting ideas: so that the radiator does not look like an alien piece of furniture, it was masterfully included in the overall style of the room.
I liked the idea of a floral ornament — it’s very beautiful! It is not necessary to copy exactly what you saw, especially if you are not sure of your skill. Why not draw something that will definitely turn out: ladybirds or dragonflies, butterflies or daisies? By the way, I remembered about dot drawings — it’s not difficult to do, but they look great!
To depict a burning fireplace on a convector is, in my opinion, one of the most successful solutions. Of course, artistic skills are required for its implementation, and if they are not, it is better to leave this venture — nothing worthwhile will work anyway. However, surely there will be someone among relatives or friends who knows how to draw decently.
Real logs under the furnace are a wonderful touch: with them the fireplace looks more realistic. And the smell! Just imagine what an intoxicating fragrance fills the room!
In principle, it does not matter which image will decorate the heater — an amateur drawing or a master painting. The main thing is that you like it.
Decoupage? It is also possible!
I would never have thought that batteries could be decorated in this technique: bottles, candlesticks, flower pots, even furniture — not surprisingly, but heating appliances! However, there are so many different examples that there is no doubt.
The pattern and the degree of surface coverage are at your discretion.
If you are not impressed with the decoration methods and still want to hide the battery, I suggest you pay attention to the screens. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from: plastic and metal, wood and straw, deaf and openwork — for every taste.
When choosing, do not limit yourself exclusively to the appearance of the product, pay attention to the method of fastening. The most practical is mounted: you do not have to drill anything, screw, etc. Another plus is that the space under the battery will remain free, which will greatly simplify cleaning. Minus — as a rule, side panels are not provided by the manufacturer, so from some angles part of the radiator will still be visible.
The side screen will reliably hide the heater from all sides, some models are even equipped with a kind of countertop. They do not need to be attached to the wall (there may be exceptions), they are already stable.
We must pay tribute to the ingenuity of the developers, they tried to take everything into account: you need funny screens for the nursery — please, you want elegant openwork ones — as much as you like, there are even models with backlight so that in complete darkness you do not accidentally encounter a battery.
Well, for those who prefer simple concise forms, it will not be difficult to make something like this with their own hands.
For low, low—lying radiators, there is an excellent practical application – to use them as a bench. Of course, having previously equipped the devices with one of these designs.
A warm couch on the windowsill is my childhood dream, which still occasionally reminds me of itself. The seedling season is still far away, so there is time to arrange something like this and enjoy a cozy vacation.
Do you think these are real dressers? Nothing like that! These are also screens stylized as furniture. However, the top row of drawers is functional, some small things can be placed.
And now the most interesting and “delicious” will begin. I will not say that I am delighted with the contemplation of radiators, but I did not seriously think about hiding them. Exactly until I saw the screens-tables that literally fascinated me. Stylish, neat — perfect!
I also liked the combo systems: the idea is worthwhile, especially for small rooms. The cabinets are shallow, you can’t put a lot of good in them, but the most necessary is quite enough.
Some decided to use the heat for its intended purpose and placed it over the battery of the shoe box. The problem of drying boots and boots is solved.
Everyone warms what they see fit, for example, bed linen and towels. If the house is not hot, then warm sheets and pillowcases will be very useful. The main thing is to get under the covers as soon as possible before they cool down.
If there is a window above the radiator, you will have to say goodbye to the dream of a built-in closet. But who will stop you from building several shelves on both sides of the device? Not the same as a closet, but still…
A little of everything
In principle, in order not to notice the battery, sometimes it is enough to switch attention to something. For example, on a nice console. Is there an old table in the pantry? It’s a simple matter to make two side shelves out of it, and you don’t need to buy anything!
In the bathroom, the problem will be solved by a mounted dryer on the radiator. The sides are closed, and you don’t have to worry about filling the front and upper parts with what — there are always plenty of things to dry in the bathroom.
To equip a fluffy pet with a warm place to rest is a wonderful idea! And the cat is good, and the battery is doomed to eternal lack of attention: who cares about it when there is such a handsome man in the foreground!
Needlewomen will also not be left idle if they like a romantic cape or a funny cover.
I hope you enjoyed a little trip to the warm world of radiator “outfits”. And if one of the ideas has sunk into the soul, and your battery will meet the heating season in a new look, great!