Are you thinking of buying new radiators for your home? Do you want to know what trends there will be for 2019? If so, you've come to the right place. Today, we are going to explore 5 of the biggest trends in radiators for 2019.
If you want to be bang on trend with your interior design, then you need to read this article. Many people overlook their radiators as a design feature, but if you think about it, it is one of the biggest items of furniture in any room. They can be a focal point. Focal points are very important in design.
This means you can make a feature of radiators and when you do, it will vastly improve the space...well, it will if you choose wisely and we are going to help you do that now by looking at 5 upcoming trends in contemporary radiators.
The industrial look is very popular in older properties, especially designer Victorian homes. This year, we are seeing a large trend in all things industrial. For example, you will be able to find bookshelves made from industrial piping, overhanging lights with an industrial feel, and industrial style handles for kitchen units.
Not to be outdone, radiator designers are getting on board this year with the industrial look; you'll see many examples, especially with column radiators.
In a way that might not be apparent immediately, the mirrored radiators are following the same trend as the industrial style radiators are. This is postmodernism, where things that traditionally had one function now have multiple functions and are being put the different uses.
What better way to express the postmodern sentiment than having a radiator that doubles as a mirror? It is minimalist and multifunctional. It requires some thinking out of the box, which is typical of postmodernism.
They look good too and they're useful!
Another take on postmodernism is the shelving radiator. As the name implies, these radiators double as shelving, normally for books or other items that are not damaged by heat. These are not the same as radiator covers; these are actual radiators that are shaped like shelves.
There are some radiators that have the industrial look of pipework and which double as shelving. These are my personal favourites and I am saving up to install one in my home. They work great in old-fashioned homes, such as Victorian homes, which is where I live.
We are also seeing a huge increase in the number of novelty radiators. These radiators have quirky and unusual shapes. They are intended to act as art installations as well as radiators. There are some fantastic examples on the market and there are radiators that suit every budget, so even those of us on a very limited budget can improve our space dramatically by buying a novelty radiator.
Of course, we don't all like the same things and for many people "If it ain't broke don't fix it". If that's you, don't worry. There are plenty of traditional contemporary radiators available and they come with some of the best technologies around, such as double convector fins, triple panels, and TRV valves.
One thing you should take away from this article is that if you're looking for new radiators, you'll be spoilt for choice in 2019.