Radiators often take a backseat when we're decorating our homes, but with a selection of colourful, grand and decorative designs now available, it may be time to give our heaters some limelight.


There's a lot to consider when choosing a radiator, with the size of room you're heating, and the location of your radiator being an obvious place to start. Narrow panel radiators are proving popular thanks to their sleek appearance, and they're handy for neat spaces. Think about the room too, as with a bathroom radiator, you may fancy towel hanging features.

Once you've got the measurements and practicalities sorted, you can have fun choosing your design. For a contemporary home, you can find designs that look more like art installations than functional radiators, or you may just fancy a pop of colour to contrast a plain white wall. Whatever your interior, we've got you covered, so take a browse below and heat your home in style.

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The best stylish radiators for 2023

Vertical Column Black Radiator

Black radiator on wall

For a contemporary, sleek look, black radiators can work really well. If you don't want to overdo the black colour on your wall - as it can be a bold, dominating addition to a room - opt for a thin design. This model is just over 27cm in width, so it'll create a thin strip of black against your wall. Enough to make an impact without darkening your room too much.

Place against a white wall for a smart monochrome vibe, or it would also look lovely on a pastel pink, or sage green wall. These dimensions suit an awkwardly shaped kitchen, or an open plan space with lots of wide archways.

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Sunset Orange Vertical Double Panel Radiator

Best Heating

Go bold with a brightly coloured radiator for a wow factor effect. Orange interior is proving incredibly popular right now, particularly when paired with blue, dark green and teal, so we were drawn to this Sunset Orange design.

Best Heating has a number of stylish radiators to choose from, so if you're after a colourful pick, it's well worth a browse.

Camellia Pink Horizontal Radiator

Pink radiator on wall
Best Heating

We couldn't resist this dinky baby pink radiator, also from Best Heating. A sweet touch for a bedroom, pair this stylish radiator with pastel accessories to complete your Barbiecore aesthetic.

Available in a range of sizes so you can find the perfect fit for your room.

Arroll Cast Iron Radiator

Arroll Cast Iron Radiator

If you're looking for a stylish radiator for a Victorian townhouse or country farmhouse, this regal number could work a treat. We love the intricate detail and unique pewter colour of this design - it's no surprise it's one of the most popular designs in Arroll's collection.

This radiator is suitable for central heating systems, and it comes with a ten year guarantee.

Hex Vertical Radiator

Hex Vertical Designer Radiator

Wayfair is well worth a browse if you're after a stylish radiator with a designer feel, you'll find a range of funky and unique styles on the retailer's site.

At first glance it's hard to recognise this model as a functioning radiator as it looks more like a piece of elaborate wall art, so it's certainly one for those looking to make a statement. The hexagon shapes give this model a honeycomb vibe, and we love the bronze colour that helps to add a touch of glamour. Great for a bathroom in need of a decorative touch.

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The Heating Co. Santa Fe Traditional Radiator

Radiator on bathroom wall

Another lovely choice for a bathroom, this stylish radiator oozes sophistication and charm. A great balance between traditional and contemporary - perfect for a refurbished farmhouse - and a neat size for all kind of bathroom sizes.

HOMCOM Double Panel Radiator

HOMCOM double panel vertical radiator

A slate grey radiator is sure to blend into your colour scheme of choice, whilst still offering a more stylish design than a standard double panel white radiator.

At under £90, this is a budget-friendly option, and despite its sleek look, this model is double layered for fast heating. This colour could work well in a kitchen, and we like its clean look - a nice choice for a minimalist vibe.

Wärme WiFi Electric Wall Heater

WiFi radiator

If you're a fan of the smart home life, you may want to go down the smart heating route. Set weekly programmes, adjust the temperature and set target temperatures on an app on your phone. You won't even have to remove your snuggly blanket when you're lying on the sofa to control your heating. You can also connect it to your smart speaker and just ask for the heating to be put on.

Ideal for a modern living space, this slim design has a depth of just 8cm so it's not overly obtrusive. A great addition to a home office - warm up the space before you sit down at your desk in the morning.


Check out our roundup of the best smart thermostats for more ways to efficiently heat your home.


Rachel HowatsonDigital Writer

Rachel Howatson is a digital writer who works across Our Media’s home and craft brands. With a love of eclectic furniture and bold, statement decor, and an ability to scour out the best deals online, she’s got your interior and crafting needs covered.