Monday, 27 August 2018

Three ways to style: A radiator cover

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.

Anybody else find they 'faff' with accessories a lot? I'm terrible for getting bored with how a space looks and moving everything round every so often. So in honor of that I thought I'd have a go at showing just how easy it is to change things up and refresh your home - with accessories you already own so no need to spend a penny either!

If you've got an ugly radiator you can't bear the look of, I'd absolutely recommend investing in a radiator cover. This one was from B&Q, and its such a cheap and easy way to update an ugly, unloved radiator (without spending a fortune on a traditional style one). Not only that, but its also a great way to create a focal point in a room - particularly one without a fireplace, like my lounge.

First up here's the before (babies toys kicked out of the way, obvs): I usually try and have a vase of fresh flowers in the centre there, and style the rest really simply with some candles.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.


1. All the (faux) greenery
I've got a complete obsession with house plants at the moment (or artificial ones, as I just can't keep them alive!) so I couldn't resist collecting them up from all over the house to create this first look. The planter makes the most of that awkward corner, and the pops of green definitely break up quite a plain area. I've added some touches of black with a mini-lantern and candlesticks to compliment the mirror.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.


2. Statement piece 
Something I think this area is definitely crying out for is a big, bold statement piece to draw the eye - and a flower display is definitely an easy way to do this. I've gone with artificial again, using bargain hydrangeas and eucalyptus from Homesense. I've added candlesticks to bookend the radiator cover, and a basket with a soft throw adds texture and makes use of that lost corner.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.


3. Cosy corner 
Finally I've gone with a 'whack all the candles on' look, and while I initially wasn't convinced I was going to like this one, I'm actually quite impressed with how cosy and pretty all the flickering candlelight looks. I think it would be even more effective on a dark winters night. Some fairy lights around the mirror would have finished this look off nicely, so will definitely be investing in some closer to Christmas time.

I've stuck with neutral tones to embrace the all-white look here, but the rug softens the edges and adds some texture and warmth.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.


How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.

How to style a radiator cover in your living room using accessories and items you already own including artificial greenery, candles and flowers.


Which one is your favourite look?

Thanks for reading,
Sam Xx

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9 comments

  1. I must say, it's quite nice on its own - definitely better than my unsightly radiators haha you've styled them beautifully though. The pops of green from the plants are just lovely x

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    1. Thank you! Yes its made a huge difference to the room, as its was a particularly ragged old radiator!

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  2. oh my thats such a stylish radiator cver and i love all 3 ways you have styled it that mirror also fits there beautifully x

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    1. Thank you! It defiantly needed the cover, you should have seen it before!

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  3. I love the plants look, but come autumn, the candles would be my favourite!! I now just need to get a radiator cover as I don't have a focal point of the lounge either :-)

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  4. I loved this post! What a great guide, so many people forget about radiator decor and they can often feel like after-thoughts.

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  5. I don't think I've ever come across a radiator cover this stylish before. It looks great. I'd probably go for plants at this time of year and then switch them out for candles come winter. It looks so cosy. Definitely add fairy lights though.

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  6. Hello, this mirror is a great addition on top of the radiator cover, it looks like there is a window there! I have a similar setting in a corridor but with a round mirror, so happy I got a radiator cover looks much better than before. My prefer styling is number 1 if in a corridor or number 3 if this is in the living room.

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  7. Loved the cosy corner it looks more chic and sophisticated, more va va voom I guess. Great lanterns :)

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