Baby it’s cold outside | Modern electric radiators

I wish the weather would make up it’s mind — one minute it feels as mild as spring, the next it’s Baltic.

On warmer days, I’ve been sitting in my she-shed with the doors and windows open but on cooler mornings I’ve literally had a blanket around my knees as I’ve been working.

To ensure I stay cosy through the winter months, I’ve been thinking about getting an electric heater and have been merrily pinning away on a Pinterest board dedicated to modern electric radiators and searching online for stylish examples .

Long gone are the days when there was just a couple of styles to choose from; we’re lucky enough to live in an age where there are so many cool designs.

Whilst you can still buy traditional looking panel radiators, that blend discreetly into their surroundings, there are some surprisingly progressive options available too.

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You can buy radiators in the shape of ladders — Image Source

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Works of art —  Image Source

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Botanical inspired — Image Source

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You wouldn’t ever guess that that was a radiator!? — Image Source

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Cool cats — Image Source

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Stylish and simple — Image Source

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Love this floor standing screen radiator — Image Source

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Modern electric radiators that come in the shape of Lego bricks — Image Source

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Cool colours — Image Source

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Disguised as mirrors — Image Source

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And looking utterly gorgeous – I love everything about this  set-up — Image Source

Some are floor standing, others wall mounted. Plus they’re available in an array of colours and styles to suit any interior.

Some look like sculptures that hang on the wall.

Others come in the guise of a mirror.

Some resemble cast-iron Victorian style radiators, whilst others are super modern — undulating and curved — or come in paintbox shades that give a plain room a pop of much needed colour.

Once upon a time they were merely functional items — designed to be practical and useful, rather than attractive — but the new breed of modern electric radiators are literally works of art.

They’ve never really been on my radar until now but having sone a little bit of research, I’ve been blown away by the choice on offer.

That said, I’m not sure that my she-shed is quite the right setting for the more avante-garde designs ;) I’ve had to rein in my ideas a little — my current favourite looks like a log-burning stove.

Supercute and economical to run, it’s available in various colours and sizes and I’ve got my eye on a dinky little white one that will fit the space perfectly.

So roll on winter, do your worst.

I’ll be ready for you.

PS — pop and have a look at my Pinterest board, dedicated to modern electric radiators, for more amazing examples.


This is a collaborative post but all thoughts and words — as ever — are entirely my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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22 Comments

  1. 25th October 2016 / 9:35 pm

    The first one and the one before last are my favourites. I love how sleek the bathroom one is. Actually, some of the really old radiators I have seen (I realise this may make me sound like a radiator geek), have looked like sculptures too. My friend sometimes looks after a huge country house and the radiators there are column like and just beautiful. Proof that there should be no reason for the unsightly ones we put up with in our homes. The ones my my house are ghastly! Radiator covers all the way!! xxx

    • 6th November 2016 / 7:01 pm

      AGREE!! I know just what you mean!! I’m a bit of a radiator geek too — some of the really old ones are amazing!!! And snap. The ones in our house are vile too. Except for my shed ;) I have a FAB one in there!!!!

  2. 26th October 2016 / 8:06 am

    I really like the look of the ladder ones. Still practical but a lot cooler than the blocky old ones.
    #HomeEtc

    • 26th October 2016 / 8:02 pm

      They’re fab aren’t they? Amazing how far they’ve come!

  3. 26th October 2016 / 8:07 am

    These are fab. We are having our garage converted soon and part of it will become my office so that the boys can have their own bedrooms. Maybe I should add something like this to my wishlist instead of a tradtional radiator. x

    • 26th October 2016 / 12:18 pm

      They’re great aren’t they? And they really kick out some heat!! I have a little white log burner for my shed now — it looks fantastic!

  4. 26th October 2016 / 8:20 am

    Wow! Who knew radiators could be so cool! I love the last one and the lego one would go down very well in my kids’ room! Thanks for sharing :) Philippa x

  5. From Day Dot
    26th October 2016 / 9:08 am

    Whaaat?!! Aome of these are amazing! I really like the ladder one and the log burning one on your Pinterest board, brilliant that you can get heaters like this and make it a feature in the room. Love it! #HomeEtc x

    • 26th October 2016 / 12:16 pm

      They’re really fab aren’t they?! Have got the little log burner for my shed!!!!! ;) LOVE it :)

  6. 26th October 2016 / 11:09 am

    Oh my GOODNESS!!! I want the lego one! Wow, I knew that they had come a long way and it’s now possible to get all kinds of sleek and modern design but I had no idea about the range available. This will give me such inspiration – we want to maintain most of the period ones but when we do the extension which will be very modern I really want something that reflects that. Just LOVE them!! X #HomeEtc

    • 26th October 2016 / 12:01 pm

      They’re amazing aren’t they?! I didn’t realise how far they’d come ’til I really started looking — some of them are incredible!!

  7. 26th October 2016 / 11:21 pm

    These are fabulous! The Lego one and the log burner one, especially! Who knew electric radiators could be stylish and cool?! Right, I’m off to nosey at your she-shed now. I keep forgetting! I click on the link to open in another window and then I forget by the time I’ve commented! Old age! #HOMEETC

    • 26th October 2016 / 11:24 pm

      Aw! I thought the finished shed post was up?! Am I missing it or are you keeping me in suspense!

      • 2nd November 2016 / 2:46 pm

        I WISH!!! I’ve been maniacally trying to finish the posts but there just aren’t enough hours in the day!!!! I WILL have them finished by the end of the year!!!! That’s the plan anyway!! ;)

    • 2nd November 2016 / 2:47 pm

      They’re so fab aren’t they? I LOVE the Lego one too — would look amazing in the boys’ room! :)

  8. 27th October 2016 / 8:23 pm

    My Husband would love the Lego Bricks one! How awesome! x

    • 28th October 2016 / 9:28 am

      YES!!! He’s a lego dealer isn’t he?! That would be the PERFECT thing for his office!!!!! Brilliant :)

  9. 31st October 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Who knew radiators were SO amazing !! Wow! I thought there were about 3 choices! I love these and so funky too. xx

    #HomeEtc

  10. 15th November 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Wow – who knew radiators were so un-radiator-like these days. Love the lego-looking ones – thanks for hosting #homeetc

    • 21st November 2016 / 4:03 pm

      Amazing aren’t they? No excuse for ugly old heaters these days!! :)

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