I'm currently working on a project that involves a radiator situated in the worst part of the room. I'm not a huge fan of these monsters as they are usually large, rusty, dusty and quite the eye sore, but these are the puzzling design issues that I love solving! Thankfully, there are some decent solutions to masquerading this oh so lovely heating source!
1. Use it as a faux - table. Just embrace it!
(image via American Lifestyle Magazine)
2. If the radiator is in the bathroom, again embrace it, paint it (make sure to use high heat paint) the same color as your walls so it will recede, but then use it as a towel warmer!
A similar idea....use it to warm your breakfast. What a creative invention!
3. Or you can call a spade a spade, but put a custom radiator cover over it to make it a bit more appealing.