Published on April 6, 2016

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It’s no secret that a radiator can instantly be labeled as the eyesore of a room. A misfit among the decor and sometimes, the only thing your eye can see – (it’s just you, we promise). Nevertheless, enter 35 rather clever tricks and ideas for expertly concealing the unsightly radiator in your home. Take a look at these radiator cover ideas!

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Photography by ROBERTA DONATINI

This intricately-detailed cover not only provides this kitchen with additional counter space, it also has us seriously considering the pattern in our own homes. Radiator or not. 

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Photography by CHRISTOPHER BAKER

A bright pop of color reserved for the room’s unsightly elements – heat pipe and radiator, we’re looking at you – can transform them into a dynamically accented touch.

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Photography by DAVID CLEVELAND

A sweet pastel shade can turn an ugly radiator into a stylish accent. Bonus points for pairing it with similarly-hued items. 

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Photography by JEN STANBROOK

This modern wood cover blends so well with the decor, we’d be hard-pressed to think it didn’t come with the home. 

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Photography by HOUZZ

Pair the radiator in the entry with a sleek and handy console by the door. No assembly required!

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Photography by STADSHEM.SE

Installing a radiator cover doesn’t necessarily have to entail a degree in carpentry or a built-in system. These simplistic covers are refreshingly streamlined for the contemporary space.  

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Photography by REFINERY29

Install a shelf above the radiator and transform it into a home bar! No one will be noticing what is underneath. 

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Photography by GOOD LIFE OF DESIGN BLOG

A backless credenza not only conceals the radiator, it also provides ample space for dining room storage. 

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Photography by THIS OLD HOUSE

Sideboard or radiator cover? You decide. This classically elegant guise is perfect for the dining room to keep cutlery and dinnerware close and at-hand. 

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Photography by SMP LIVING

This vertically-paneled radiator cover evokes an illusion of height to the space!

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Photography by LUSHOME

Embrace the radiator and keep it cover free! Install a floating shelf a few inches about the radiator for additional storage space or as an entry console. 

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Photography by BO BEDRE

What was once an unsightly radiator, is now your dream reading spot conveniently located right by the window. 

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Photography by HER INDOORS

This white and wood paneled disguise can almost pass for a faux fireplace. 

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Photography by PINTEREST

Featuring a very chic fleur motif and an intricate border, this radiator cover is also a console for the compact entry.

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Photography by WIT AND DELIGHT

A radiator cover that doubles as a standing desk? Now that’s a win in our book!

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Photography by THE STYLE FILES

This patterned cover blends in with the wall-to-wall shelving while lending a chic decorative element to the room. 

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Photography by ARCHITECTLOVER.COM

With a paneled side and a solid wood top, who could ever guess that a radiator lies underneath?

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Photography by SAVVY HOME

This floor-to-ceiling built-in bookcase also features a radiator, hidden behind the diamond-patterned double doors. 

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Photography by INTERIORR-DESIGN.

This unconventional fix features a slatted top and smooth side, which is paired with an adjoining shelf directly beneath.  

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Photography by KOEKKENSKABERNE.DK

Behind those closed doors lies a rather unsightly radiator, ingeniously disguised to fit in within the wall-to-wall cabinetry of this Scandinavian dining room.  

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Photography by LUSH HOME

Feeling bold? Opt for a deep or vibrant wall color that can seamlessly translate from the radiator to the wall, resulting in the perfect blend! 

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Photography by VON DER SCHULENBURG FRITZ

A fence-like structure built to conceal the radiator is perfect for the rustic living space – much like this bucolic cottage. Talk about bringing the outdoors in!

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Photography by LOUPE LIMITED

A lattice-patterned radiator cover complements the dual chrome aesthetic of this dreamy bathroom. 

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Photography by Lesley A. Unruh

Once you’re certain that the radiator has been turned off for the season, install a shelf well above the radiator and conceal with a durable (preferably non-flammable) fabric. 

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Photography by ANITA CALERO

A wooden block provides ample storage space for books and indoor plants, while fitting right in with the surrounding wooden details of the room. 

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Photography by AIMEE VAN DEN BERG

A horizontally-paneled cover extends in height providing an additional source for storage. 

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Photography by KRISTAKELTANENBLOG.COM

With a cover featuring a petit square pattern, this chic disguise fits right in with the whitewashed elements of the room. 

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Photography by PINTEREST

Not all radiator covers should look the same! We’re loving the eclectically scattered holes of this cover. 

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Photography by @BISQUE_RADIATORS VIA INSTAGRAM

Take things a step further from a simple paint job and distract the eye with an over-the-top wallpaper surround. 

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Photography by @BISQUE_RADIATORS VIA INSTAGRAM

Ditch the existing eyesore in the living room for one of these ultra stylish radiators instead! 

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Photography by @ECORADS VIA INSTAGRAM

A radiator cover with sleek paneled boards also provides convenient shelving in this all-white bathroom. 

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Photography by @ECORADS VIA INSTAGRAM

A streamlined disguise with a paneled front extends along the length of this living room, actually providing the space with a pleasant focal point. 

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Photography by SHELTERNESS

The faux sideboard trick involves pairing a backless cabinet with the radiator. Yep, it’s as easy as that. 

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Photography by ELV-S.BLOGSPOT.SE

Top the radiator with a heat-proof surface to double as a shelf, cleverly lengthening the sill of the window. 

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Photography by I AM THE LAB

Conceal the radiator within a built-in shelf featuring a door with two lengthy, horizontal cutout slabs.