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.

You can buy radiators in the shape of ladders — Image Source
Works of art —  Image Source
Botanical inspired — Image Source
You wouldn’t ever guess that that was a radiator!? — Image Source
Cool cats — Image Source
Stylish and simple — Image Source
Love this floor standing screen radiator — Image Source
Modern electric radiators that come in the shape of Lego bricks — Image Source
Cool colours — Image Source
Disguised as mirrors — Image Source
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.

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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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22 thoughts on “Baby it’s cold outside | Modern electric radiators”

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



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