From an interior designers perspective I have always personally found hallway radiator covers ugly. There I said it.
However, there is both a function and a cost benefit of having them. Firstly, some radiators are just plain ugly, yet replacing for a cast iron or super contemporary radiator carries a three figure price tag with it, per radiator. It gets expensive very quickly.
Often, if you already have a dark narrow hallway, a radiator takes up space and stops you from having even a slim console table in a hallway. But, a radiator cover is a perfect way of killing two birds with one stone, hiding the ugly, and delivering a shelf on top to style.
There are so many more options than just white these days to really make a design aspect out of it. So, I promise, these 11 hallway radiator covers that don’t look ugly will become a focal piece in your hallway that will become an integral part of your interior design scheme…
11 Hallway Radiator Covers That Don’t Look Ugly
1.Palermo Mini Radiator Cover
If space is a premium in your hallway, this nifty radiator cover has vertical storage at the top with a drawer, and a space to display your decorative items.
It looks like a console table from a glance and is a great choice for modern, Scandic and even traditional interior design schemes.Shop At Dunelm
2. Anastasia Black Glass Radiator Cover
Since when did radiator covers look so glam? If you have the budget, this radiator cover is hard to beat.
It looks like a work of art with a stunning black body and brass base, it will add a defining feature to any hallway space.Shop Now
3. Crosby Mini Radiator Cover with Drawer
If you want to add some rustic charm to your hallway, this La Redoute mini radiator cover combines beautiful dark wooden tones and defining black edging.
The top creates the perfect shelf for a vase, a pot for keys, frames and candles to create an ambient feel.Shop at La Redoute
4. Radiator Cover With Side Drawers & Solid Oak Top, Farrow and Ball French Gray
A lot of radiator covers are all constructed in a similar way, but I found a true beauty with beautiful craftsmanship with this Etsy find.
Again, if hallway space is a premium, this radiator cover with side drawers delivers additional storage space and presence, without eating into the depth of the hallway.
It looks like a custom made console table and is finished beautifully in French Gray by Farrow & Ball.Shop at Etsy
5. Antoinette Standard, Mirrored Radiator Cover
For maximalist and art deco interior schemes, a traditional radiator cover will just not cut it.
This stunning mirrored radiator cover features vertical mirror strips for verticality in the space. It adds a stunning focal piece and the perfect shelf on top to style.Shop Now
6. Slatted Modern Radiator Cover
This modern radiator cover is one of the most common and affordable options on the market. This no-nonsense radiator cover could be painted to match your interior colour scheme.Shop at Amazon
7. Fulton Radiator Cover Pine
This clever radiator cover looks like a beautiful wooden piece of furniture, you’d never know a radiator was hiding behind this.
It comes with the addition of two handy drawers at the top, adding vertical furniture like this is such a great solution to adding storage in a space strapped space.Shop at Dunelm
8. Vale Designs Storage Radiator Cover with Drawers – Rattan Black Large
I adore the raffia panels on this radiator cover, I actually have a very similar TV unit with this type of panel and it brings such a relaxed yet stylish addition to a room.
The black cover introduces a defining accent into the space, pair with other black accents in the hallway for a cohesive pull.Shop at Plumbworld
9. Radiator Cover Black Painted MDF Cabinet Horizontal Slat Storage Drawer & Shelf Large
Defining black furniture is perfect for Scandic, black and white hallways and modern hallways. This large radiator unit incorporates a set of three drawers for functional storage, and a shelf for decoration.Shop at Amazon
10. Vida Arlington Radiator Cover Grey Medium
This classic grey radiator cover with vertical panels is another affordable, popular choice for concealing radiators in a hallway.
It’s the perfect alternative to a chunky console table, whilst providing a pop of colour in the hallway.Shop at Wilko
11. Malvern Oak Effect Radiator Cover
Finally, we have this ultra sleek and modern beauty from Next.
Cream coloured with a contrasting oak top, this style of radiator cover is well suited to cottage style and modern rustic hallways.Shop at Next
I’m not totally against radiator covers, and the right style can really elevate a hallway whilst being a much more affordable choice than replacing an entire radiator.
Where space is a premium in narrow hallways always make sure you opt for covers which don’t protrude much more than the radiator, keeping a good flow in a narrow hallway is key to making it feel slightly bigger than it is.
Which of these hallway radiator covers is your favourite?
Before You Go…
Decorating your hallway? You might be interested in introducing a gorgeous runner into your hallway too. They are one of the best ways to introduce subtle colour, tie the space together and make a narrow hallway feel that little bit longer, these are some of my favourite picks!