Coming in Hot

Decor assistant Jen Gough rounds up the latest and best in heating solutions, ensuring you and your family stay warm this winter.


Photograph: Karl Rogers

A traditional wood-burning fireplace not only heats up a space in colder months but also creates an inviting focal feature and ambience in a room. Arrange your furniture around a crackling hearth in a way that ensures optimal warmth and comfort. From a classic, unadorned mantelpiece to an ornate shroud that oozes luxury, choose a fireplace and finish that suits your style and space.

Shop Piazzetta ‘E905’ freestanding wood fireplace, from R34 800, Calore

Shop ‘Wexford’ fireplace surround, from R9 500, Vasco Henriques

Shop Nestor Martin ‘IQH 43’ 16KW fireplace, from R41 995 (excluding surround), Morso Fireplaces

Modern appliances

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Simple, sleek designs and state-of-the-art capabilities means choosing a heating device is easier than ever. Depending on your needs and space, opt for a fan, infrared or convector heater or up the luxury factor with a heated towel rail in your bathroom.

Shop Tangent ‘l’ black-coated heated towel ladder rail, from R6 175, Jeeves

Shop Dyson Hot + Cool ‘AM05’ bladeless fan heater, R9 599, @home

Shop Convector heater in red, R879, Russell Hobbs

Fuel efficient

Photograph: Annalize Nel

If you prefer a real fire and saving on electricity costs is a priority, opt for a sophisticated combustion system. Fuel is used five times more effectively than an open fireplace and due to the design, mess is kept to a minimum. The sleek lines also means it can fit into the interior scheme of any home – from contemporary to heritage.

Shop ‘Riano No1’ Mild Steel Freestanding Combustion Fireplace, from R19 699, Heatwave

Featured image Karl Rogers; supplied