Round Up: 7 Ideas For Masking The Radiator

103001heat-09.jpgNow that it's the time of year when we focus on heating our apartment we also pay more attention to our heater in general. After getting it serviced by the gas company and making sure it's in working order, we also want to make it blend in with our surroundings--not stick out. Here are 7 easy ideas for masking the radiator in the room.

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We found this idea on Decorate it Darling, a decorating blog. We love the bookshelves above the radiator, drawing the eyes focus upward, away from the eyesore. They also hung a picture on the radiator, just in case your eyes find their way down.

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Sometimes, old radiators come with a house and they don't work (but are still part of the landscape of the house). This homeowner decided to hang hooks below an installed shelf to make use of every inch of space. You also might try this idea in the hotter months, when the heater is not in use.
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We love the simplicity of a shelf installed above the radiator. Again, making a wasted space more useful. Especially if the radiator is in the entryway where you can repurpose the area for a landing strip.

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This idea is brilliant for those of us that want a way to keep coffee and muffins warm with the Natural Wave Radiator Heater.

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This is a great idea for masking the radiator--stenciling a design. Not only are you covering up the radiator, you're also creating something beautiful to look at.

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We love the modern look of this radiator kept under wraps with black paint. While the eyesore is semi-covered up, the black paint gives the radiator a new textured look making the space quite interesting to look at.

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And if all else fails, Grace's post earlier this month says, "just go with it." Make the eyesore stand out but in a creative way.

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