Asked on Jul 12, 2016

Decorating with large radiators

LindyCindiMary Overmyer
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In my living room I have 3 windows. One window has a large radiator I am at a loss of how to decorate with matching curtains I want to be able to close the curtains for privacy. Any suggestions appreciated. I have these radiators in all rooms, kitchen included as it's an 1830's home.
7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jul 12, 2016

    Is there a way you can post a picture?

    • Sharon
      Sharon
      on Jul 13, 2016

      I've been trying all evening to upload pictures, so here goes again.

  • Sharon Smith
    Sharon Smith
    on Jul 13, 2016

    With the radiator being where it is, I would go with nice Roman shades or blinds of some sort. That way the material is not going to touch the radiator and you can still get a stylish look. I like Roman shades better than blinds, personally. You can usually get a good price if you look on line. I would like to see however you decide to finish.

  • Virginia Prestridge
    Virginia Prestridge
    on Jul 13, 2016

    PUT LONG ONES TIED BACK AND A SHORT ONE ACCROSS THE MIDDLE THAT DOESN'T TOUCH THE RADIATOR

  • Tauni
    Tauni
    on Jul 13, 2016

    If this were my house ... I would hang roman shades in each window with a fabric wrapped wood valance or just a fabric over the top of the window ... (a wood valance would help with stay the style of the home) ...simply get rid of the curtains ... make sure your molding around your windows are in good shape with a little paint as a refresher if needed ... no curtains will also help your room look bigger :) you could also use a set of nice blinds instead of fabric roman shades. You might also look at inside working shutters.

    • Tauni
      Tauni
      on Jul 13, 2016

      Most welcome Shaon ... Just another reall quick thought ... a tention rod about halfway down for privacy with maybe a lovely chinz

  • Mary Overmyer
    Mary Overmyer
    on Jul 13, 2016

    The big radiator in my house was between two windows in my dining room. A prior own build a wooden structure around it. It was nicely stained and was vented with brass panels similar in shape to small lattice. We have since put in central heat and air and not longer have it so I can't send a pic. I used binds and valances on the windows with decorator rods.

  • Cindi
    Cindi
    on Jul 13, 2016

    I saw a show once where they built a hall table type thing around one of those radiators, with a decorative metal grating. It looked so nice, and seemed fairly easy to do. I think it was an HGTV thing, but you can probably find something like that on Pinterest, or ask you hardware store how to build one.

  • Lindy
    Lindy
    on Jul 20, 2016

    I noticed that you wanted the bottom covered due to the proximity of a road in front of your house. I have seen shades/blinds that pull UP rather than the tradidional down pull. That might work or as another idea how about shutters that are split in the center-kind of on the idea of a Dutch door-bottom can be closed while the top remains open. A fabric valance at the top of the windows with side panels only if you must do a curtain.

    • Sharon
      Sharon
      on Jul 20, 2016

      Thanks for the great idea. I will have to check out those kinds of blinds, exactly what I would like only didn't know they existed.

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