Not all heating radiators look standard and ugly, there are design options that our site of advice wrote about in detail. But not everyone can afford such models of heating batteries. So you have to come up with ways to hide or refine the appearance of the radiator with your own hands.
The first option is very simple. The frame is made of thin bars according to the dimensions of your radiator, and on top, a plastic or metal grate attached with a construction stapler under the mat. Yes, you will need to buy such a grill, but it costs literally a penny. You will do the rest yourself.
A very similar option, only in the previous case the radiator was recessed in a niche, therefore the frame was appropriate. Here, the heating battery protrudes from the wall, so the frame was made more visible, carved, painted with paint. But the lattice is again the most common, cut to size and attached with a stapler.
The lathing is made of simple wooden battens. Its trick is that the rack-and-pinion design does not correspond to the dimensions of the radiator. It stretches along the entire window. Therefore, it completely masks the heating battery, while freely passing warm air.
Just a console table. And how harmoniously it looks over the radiator, which now looks like a piece of furniture, a piece of decor.
Also a crate, but in the form of a bench with soft pillows. Very simple, rests on the floor, allowed to expand the low sill and at the same time partially hide the radiator.
Pallets are a truly versatile material. So many of them do not. Including these brutal, rustic (as you like) grilles that hide the heating batteries.
This grate was made from scraps of wood, wood cladding and bars left over from the restoration of the fireplace. Everything is very budgetary, but it looks like a factory version.
There is often no point in hiding the radiator completely. It is enough to make it more functional. For example, this massive cast-iron battery is located in the hallway. And a simple wooden shelf on it will allow you to conveniently dry mittens, shoes and other things.
This is no longer a console, but the most ordinary coffee table, which is covered by a wide and low floor radiator. The storage place turned out to be heated.
An unusual way to hide a radiator! Shiny pendants, lighting – this is already a real art object, which no guest will pass by.
In addition, as the portal already wrote, you can always choose the right paint and paint your radiator in any shade. It will already look fresh and more attractive.