Here's an example of a masonry heater. From what I can tell, it's built right into the design of the home. It's subtle in design so you don't even really notice that there's a heater there at all. I like that idea!
Another great heating option that you never really see is radiant heating that's bulit into the floors of a home. This allows the home to heat from the bottom up without taking away from the total design of the rest of the room. You can't even tell that the tiles of this gorgeous space are all heated up!
This house is designed in a way that allows the occupants to make use of passive solar heating throughout the year. I love the idea of building a home in such a manner that you can actually heat it directly from the sun! There are a lot of eco-friendly options for heating the home in a stylish, modern way.
For something that looks a bit more old-fashioned, how about this terrific gas stove? It's a stylish piece of furniture all on its own. And yet, it serves the functional purpose of heating the room!
Of course, there's always the option of using a traditional fireplace in the home. Sadly, I actually have a fireplace in my apartment but it's been dismantled and I'm not allowed to use it!
What I have, instead, are the wall heaters that you see here. This room looks a lot better than mine, though, because the people here have painted the heaters to match the room's decor. I suppose that's a good option.
Sometimes you don't need to heat the whole house to stay warm; you simply need to heat certain areas. The bathroom is an area that I like to keep warm. Installing a towel heater so that my towels are warm when I get out of the shower sounds like a great idea!
I also love the idea of having a heated pool someday. What a perfect combination of heating and cooling in one!