Many people like to decorate around the baseboard heaters, or they hire professional interior designers. It makes your room more presentable if you put furniture or different decoration pieces around it.
How to Decorate Around Hot Water Baseboard Heaters? You can decorate around hot water baseboard heaters using different decoration pieces and furniture. For example, you can add wooden cabinets, stylish curtains, colorful rugs or carpets, and chandeliers around them to make your room look cool. It is essential to consider related safety measures while adding them to your interior to avoid inconvenient circumstances.
Always keep a safe distance from the heater to prevent any damage to your furniture.
How do you decorate around hot water baseboard heaters?
You have to decorate around heaters to make your room look cool.
Add wooden cabinets
It is better to build wooden cabinets in your bedroom to store your outfits and other essentials.
These days, cabinets are more of a furniture item than just a storage space in your room as you can get different colorful designs on them.
So, you can build a thoughtful wardrobe near your bed on the opposite wall of the heater, maintaining a safe distance of about 5 to 10 inches.
You can also get a wooden cabinet on which different artistic patterns are carved with some appealing colors that give your room an aesthetic look.
You can use an aesthetic color palette for your wardrobes, like darker shades and a neutral base.
I decorated it with a creamy white base and golden panels that goes well with the white wooden slates of my room’s window.
Be careful while selecting curtains or any type of window treatment for the room where the vent is fixed. You can hang these curtains above the baseboard heaters.
You have to read the heater’s manual for the instructions or limitations regarding window treatments.
It is better to add wide wooden panel curtains where the vent is mounted.
Moreover, you have to ensure that the curtain’s length should be 5 to 10 inches above the baseboard if you are using fabric curtains.
Arrange room furniture
You can put the complimentary chairs or tables around them, keeping a safe distance in your mind.
Moreover, you should not put furniture directly in front of the heater but place it 5 to 8 inches apart to avoid any fire outbreak in case of overheating.
You can add the reading chair around it to get yourself cozy and warm while reading on winter days.
Buy readymade heater covers
You can easily get ready-to-use covers of hot water baseboard heaters from the market.
It enhances your room look when you put a decorative cover around them.
It is better to get a decorative wooden chest of the same color as the walls to give the room a presentable look.
Furthermore, you can also keep your vent safe from any dust particles while putting a cover onto it. However, many people mentioned that these covers are very expensive.
Place a TV stand
You can place a TV stand along the opposite wall maintaining a safe distance from the heater.
You can also place your TV on the inbuilt wide wooden wracks in your room, giving it a more elegant look.
Moreover, you have to consider a wooden TV stand instead of the metallic one.
The metallic stand absorbs more heat and increases the chances of burning in case you have children in your home.
You can give your room an elegant touch while adding 1 to 2 rugs in the middle of the room or in a nook where it compliment the wall paint.
It also requires a safe distance from the heaters as it is near the floor and can cause any serious hazard if it is tucked in the vent.
The rugs and floor runners are such a mood setter in the aesthetics of your room, giving it a warm and elegant look.
How do you keep decorations safe around hot water baseboard heaters?
It is better to keep a proper safe distance while decorating the room with a baseboard heater.
It is better to use high heat-resistant paint instead of wallpaper in the room.
Moreover, the heat coming from the vent can damage your favorite indoor plants if you place them near it. So, you should ensure that the pots are almost 5 to 10″ away from the baseboard.
You can put your plants on the right side of the vent along the wall or in the nook according to your desire.
You can add fake plants because they never get any effect from the environment, adding a subtle look to your room.
It is better to build wooden cabinets or a wardrobe on the left wall to avoid direct heat so that it cannot damage the quality of the cabinets.
Moreover, you have to select cool colors for the walls while decorating your room around the heater. These lighter shades complement the white baseboard giving your room an elegant look.
Is it safe to add a carpet in the room with hot water baseboard heaters?
Carpets are usually made of Nylon, wool, linen, jute, cotton, and natural fibers. These materials can catch fire around gas heaters leading to severe fire outbreaks.
Unlikely, it is safe to use around these heaters as they generate heat instead of blowing gas or hot air.
Furthermore, you have to add rugs or carpets near them, considering the safe distance to avoid any folds below its fins.
You have to ensure that there is no extra amount of carpet touching the bottom line of the heaters as it can be unsafe.
Why would you decorate around hot water baseboard heaters?
You can decorate baseboard heaters to make them presentable and give your room a charming look.
To adjust space
It can be difficult for you to manage your furniture if you get into a new home. You can face space issues while putting all the furniture items according to the desired interior.
So, you can place the chairs or couch around the vent that goes with the color and design of that wall.
This way, you can easily manage your furniture while placing it all around and even in the middle of the room, maintaining the aesthetics.
To make your room look cool
A well-arranged living room or bedroom gives you a warm and comfortable feeling while relaxing or doing your work.
You can modify your room according to the desired interior to give your room an overall cool look.
The heaters are used in winters, but these can also use in summers in places where the climate remains cold all over the year.
You can easily place your bed or sofa near them in summer living in hot places, and enjoy your desired interior decoration all around the room.
To decorate for a party
You need to fix your room if you are having a party at your home and your home is less spacious than the invited people.
So, you must adjust extra chairs and tables to accommodate all the people in your living room.
What do reviews say?
I surveyed 843 people to know their experience of decorating their furniture around baseboard heaters to give their rooms an appealing look.
Out of 843 people, 405 (48%) said they added stylish curtains and wooden cabinets around the heater to make it presentable and attractive.
However, 327 (39%) people said that they do not prefer any decorative item around the heater to avoid any hazard.
While the remaining 111 (13%) people said to maintain a proper distance from them to avoid any hazard due to overeating.
These days, modern interior designers prefer to use minimum decoration in the rooms instead of stuffing decorative items close to each other.
“I have decorated my baseboard heater with a floral pattern wooden case to make it unique and elegant. I also added a bookshelf near it as I love to hoard books in my room. The combination of this decorative furniture adds an attractive look to my room.”
“I have added a fancy chandelier on the ceiling of my room above the baseboard heater that gives warm vibrations.”
“I added a stylish rug of vibrant colors in front of the heater that gives my room a cool look. One of my friends noticed the rug when she came for a party, and she admired the new interior of my room with that rug”.