Decorating can be so much fun, until something gets in the
way of your vision. Most times the answer is simple, move said object out of
the way and carry on. But what about the times when something is there to stay,
like a radiator? You can’t really make this disappear, and it’s kind of vital
to the comfort of your home...so what do you do? Give up and let your style go
down the drain? No way! We have some simple solutions that will tie your room
together with the radiator and your style still in tact.
Love floor length curtains? Yes, you can still have them!
Choose your favorite curtain and hang them on a stationary Panel
to have the look of the curtain but not the function. The floor length curtains
will flow down on either side of the window (outside each end of the radiator),
with an open curtain appearance. Don’t worry, you can still have privacy and
shading with adding additional window
treatments between the curtains. Try Wood Blinds for a contemporary clean look,
allowing you to open and close the blinds at your discretion. Or you can use Roller Shades to cover the windows, giving you
the flexibility to roll them up or down letting in light or keeping your
privacy, while still enjoying the look of floor length curtains. If you like
both ideas, have the best of both worlds with Woven Wood Shades creating it’s own unique,
Shutters can look just as modern as you want!
Choose a bright white for a classic look, or a dark wood for a warm look,
letting them come down to the bottom of the window. You can open for light, or
close for darkness -- and are best on their own holding their look strongly in
the room, while keeping flesh to the edge of the wall with the radiator
gracefully sitting underneath.
Cellular Shades, especially those that lower
from top to bottom, are a great option for adjusting light levels without
sacrificing privacy. These won’t interfere with the floor radiator, and you can
also add side curtains for a little extra “wow” factor. Regardless, these look
great on their own and add a crisp look to the room even with the occupied
Like the curtain look but don’t necessarily want them to hit
the floor? You can always use short curtains as an option, eliminating the need
for a second window treatment if unwanted. Short curtains can come right above
the radiator, covering the length of the window, with space to open and close
as normal. The only drawback is they tend to divide the room, so as a general
rule this is ideal in more casual spaces such as a child’s room or a home
office. Another good tip is to avoid heavy fabrics and intense colors, and go
with a more casual look to blend in the room easier.
Whether you mix and match, or stick with one treatment ---
there’s a solution for every window. You can even change it up within the same
room, as long as the colors and styles complement each other. Maybe you only
have one window with a radiator underneath -- no big deal! Adding shades
between that one window with curtains that match the rest of the windows,
blends perfectly all around. A radiator doesn’t have to be a focal point --
especially with so many options to explore.