Good Questions: Upholstery Too Close to Radiator?

Good Questions: Upholstery Too Close to Radiator?

Maxwell Ryan
Jan 11, 2007

Hello AT,

Is it okay to put upholstered furniture in front of a radiator? I have a large radiator that is set into the wall beneath the windows in my living room. I would love to have some seating beneath the window, but my husband thinks that the fabric will get ruined from the heat.

Thank you, Jennifer

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Dear Jennifer,

We've also had upholstered furniture (a sofa) placed about 4" in front of a radiator with a radiator cover. It was unaffected by being this close. Has anyone else had experience with this?

Just don't put leather-upholstered furniture closer than a few feet: the heat will dry out the leather.


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