Radiator covers play an essential role in the living room. However, you have to select them carefully since they have both a functional and aesthetic purpose in the room. Below are several factors that you should consider when you are shopping for a custom radiator cover. Functionality of the Cover Some radiator covers have multiple functionalities whereby they also act as shelves or drawers. In this case, the top of the radiator can consist of a shelf that can be used to display pictures or to place flower vases.