Designer radiators will always be on trend. They are amazing pieces of engineering that have tremendous aesthetic appeal. And in the past few years they’ve revolutionised home decoration thanks to their unique designs and effective heat output.

Styles to suit your home

Modern designer radiators add the wow factor to any room. Long gone are the days when, if you wanted to keep warm, you had to have a boring slab of white metal underneath the window. Contemporary radiators now complement your interior design plans, thanks to their different shapes, designs, innovations and vibrant colours.

In this blog we’ll take a closer look at some of our favourite radiators that are bang on trend, and which will retain their appeal for years and years.

Heating/cooling radiators

The desire to be at a comfortable temperature will never go out of fashion. Climate change has radically changed UK weather patterns, and the only thing that seems predictable is that every summer there are more uncomfortably hot days than there used to be. Air conditioning has been a staple in commercial buildings for a long time, but in the home it’s difficult to justify having it as well as central heating. So radiator manufacturers have devised a radiator that does both.

Heating/cooling radiators provide a clever use of space and work well with heat pumps and renewable energy technologies. Usually vertical and placed on the wall, one device will keep your home warm in the winter, and the integrated cooling fans can be used to reduce the temperature by a few degrees in the summer. If there’s one thing we can confidently predict, it’s that they’re going to be the next big thing in radiator trends.

Energy efficient designer radiators

Unsurprisingly there has been a surge in interest in energy efficient radiators in the past few months. You’ll get all the heat you need thanks to an optimised heat exchanger which needs 90% less water than standard radiators – with a lot less water to heat, there are big savings to be made in energy consumption.

Traditional radiators

It seems very odd to say that traditional radiators are trendy, but the good old fashioned cast iron radiator has never gone out of style. Cast iron radiators work extremely well in period properties and even though they’ve been around for well over a hundred years, continue to be bang on trend, even for ultramodern homes. Some, like the Rococo, come with relief patterns that show your radiator is a thoughtfully placed element that’s aligned with your existing décor. All traditional radiators can be elevated by your choice of colour.

Art radiators

Modern radiators that look like works of art have the ultimate wow factor. Whether it’s a radiator that looks like a traditional painting, for example the Frame range, or comes in interesting shapes, such as the Cinier range, Milano electric or the Oslo, these radiators utilise your wall space in order to become the focal point of the room.

Sustainable radiators

Sustainable consumerism is huge. We’re all conscious of the effect of modern life on the planet’s resources and as a result people are shopping for sustainable brands. In 2023, 60% of consumers said they wanted to have a positive environmental impact, so sustainability is definitely trendy right now.

Livingstone radiators are the most environmentally friendly radiators you can get. They’re made from recycled marble powder – a by-product of the marble-cutting process that would otherwise end up in landfill. These more eco-friendly designer radiators are made by hand using a cold process and dried naturally, drastically reducing the energy consumption needed in the manufacturing process. What’s more, the marble is fully recyclable at the end of the radiator’s life.

Every Livingstone radiator is fitted with a control thermostat that will help you avoid wasting energy at the same time as enjoying the right temperature for you.

Come and see them for yourself

If you’re in the market for a new radiator that will make a bold statement, you’ve come to the right place! Examples of our huge range of traditional and modern designer radiators, as well as the colours and finishes available can be seen in our showrooms in St Albans, Islington, Clapham, Brighton, Bristol and Leamington Spa. Talk to our team of radiator specialists who can help you choose the perfect radiator for you, and will always make sure you get the right size of BTU (British Thermal Units) for your room so they provide the heat output you need.