Homes & Gardens

9 Radically Cool Radiators

Turn up the heat in style with this pick of stylish radiators.

Radiators have come full circle when it comes to their prominence in our homes. When invented in the 19th-century, to have plumbed central heating was something to shout about. As such, ornate, cast iron radiators were placed front and centre in the home as a symbol of wealth and modernity. Fast forward to the 21st-century and radiators started to get a bad design rep, being hidden behind purpose-built covers, or removed all together in place of de rigueur underfloor heating.

In 2021 the statement radiator is back in full force, turning the practical piece of plumbing into a design feature once more. For this week’s edit, we’ve scoured the internet for the best designer radiators – from contemporary installations to reimagined classics – to fit every style of home.

Lazzarini Way

Best Heating

The curved lines and porthole detail of the Lazzarini Way make it a unique, contemporary option that will definitely be a conversation starter amongst house guests. The circular cut-out can be filled with a mirror – or even a picture – to make a real statement. Now £439.98. Buy it here.

Milano Capri

Best Heating

The broad, flat panel design of the Milano Capri immediately gives it a modern feel, while the powder coated crisp white finish gives a contemporary feel. £354.95. Buy it here.

Arroll Montmartre


If you’re looking for all the ornate design of a traditional cast-iron rad but with modern efficiency, the UK-made Arroll Montmartre comes in a range of colours, all with Rococo scroll detailing on each column. With effective heat retention, they are perfect for period rooms with high ceilings – delivering style and substance. £570. Buy it here.

Terma Hex


A real statement buy, this is more wall sculpture than plumbing accessory. The overlay matrix design of the Terma Hex gives texture and depth to a wall. We think it’s perfect for a bathroom. Available in a metallic copper or monochrome black finish. £478. Buy it here.

Soap Ellipse Electric Mirrored Glass Radiator


It’s a radiator, but not as you know it. Frameless, with a glass finish, this infrared radiator produces healthier, energy-efficient heat as it keeps dust and bacteria to a minimum. Sensor-controlled to deliver comfortable, continuous heat, the super slimline design and touch-screen controls make it the perfect option for a bathroom or a sleek, minimal home. £555.30. Buy it here.

Aeon Ottoman

Designer Radiators Direct

Another statement piece for a modern home, the Aeon Ottoman is, essentially, a radiator seat. Perfect for bedrooms, install one of these and you can get dressed in the morning while warming your toes. The low-level design is perfect in-front of floor-to-ceiling windows as it won’t obscure the view, while the architectural feel makes it a style statement you will want centre stage in any room design. From £2,152. Buy it here.

Elegant Vertical Mirror Radiator


The perfect option for a narrow hallway or bijou bathroom, this radiator with inbuilt full-length mirror is space-saving as well as stylish. £187. Buy it here.

Corus Corner

Posh Rads

In smart, matt anthracite grey, this clever curve-fronted, corner design from Corus is a great option for awkward rooms, or where wall-space is limited. Fitting snugly into the right-angle, its curves also make an angular room feel cosier and warmer too. From £390. Buy it here.

Traditional Cast Iron

The Radiator Company

The perfect thing for a period property that calls for a classic-look radiator that won’t dominate an elegant interior with a heavy metal finish. This range of cast-iron beauties from The Radiator Company can be supplied in a range of official Farrow & Ball colours to blend effortlessly with their surroundings. Prices from £71.44 Buy them here.

By Lydia Mansi
Updated September 2023

Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.