Towel Display Ideas

white subway tile bathroom with wood vanity
Whether you put them in baskets or on shelves, get ideas for stylishly storing your bath towels. We have bathroom storage ideas for all types of towels, washcloths, linens, and more.

Take a Break

This powder blue bathroom is dressed in gorgeous wallpaper, but without a visual break, it could get overwhelming. That's where towels come in handy. Top three plain white shelves with neat white towels to contrast busy wallpaper. Open shelves make it easy to grab towels and toiletries during your morning routine.

Basket Solutions

For a collected but casual look, store towels in a basket instead of on a shelf. A large woven basket can store up to five bath towels when rolled up. Maximize the functionality of this simple towel display by pairing it with a matching basket to collect used towels and easily bring to the laundry room.

Busy Bee

This funky bathroom has multiple fun towel storage solutions. Large bath towels hang neatly on hooks designated to with the initials of each user. On the opposite side of the vanity, a unique geometric shelving unit provides several compartments for toiletries. Rolled-up washcloths and hand towels make great use of the space and are just an arm's reach away from the sink.

Industrial Idea

We can't get enough of industrial-style decor. Making its way from the living room to the bathroom, this trend is perfect for a beginner DIYer. In this towel display, extra linens fill the top shelf, while daily items sit at a more accessible height. The best part about making your own shelf is the opportunity to include custom features, like this handy bar meant to hold hand towels.

Tower of Towels

Don't be afraid to use furniture in your bathroom that is meant for other rooms. This bathroom benefited from a glass display case nestled between the vanity and wall. The slender storage unit holds bathroom towels and display-worthy decor. The enclosed shelves keep everything neat, tidy, and away from moisture. 

Nifty Nook

At first glance, you might miss this bathroom's clever towel storage spot. A recessed shelf near the base of the vanity holds two generous stacks of towels. Keeping towels in a separate compartment makes room in limited vanity drawers and recessed shelves above the vanity for toiletries. To recreate this towel display idea, take advantage of the space between wall studs when remodeling your bathroom.

In Plain Sight

Make towel storage ideas part of your bathroom decor by stashing them where they can be seen. A ladder shelf displays folded towels that look organized and give the room an added pop of color. Plus, you'll be able to tell with just a glance when you're running low on fresh towels and need to do a load of laundry. 

Semihidden Storage

Towels can be easily stored in open bathroom cabinets underneath countertops. For a more formal look, use structured baskets to hold stacks of towels. To change up the feel of a bathroom, don't be afraid to use baskets with lots of texture and color. 

Conveniently Close

Store baskets under sinks for easy access to towel storage. This is a way to avoid putting holes in walls with towel rings and bars. Towels will stay neatly folded and give the bathroom a homey touch.

Stack Them Up

Stack towels on a bathroom towel shelf placed close to the shower. This bathroom storage does double duty: folded, clean towels sit above, while hooks below hang wet towels to dry. A small bathroom storage cabinet keeps other linens close.

Shelf Drawers

Warm up a space by designing bathroom shelves with large "drawers" for towels and supplies. These can go in a vertical space like the one shown here, or try an open area under a sink or in an unused niche.

Repurposed Coatrack

Need quick towel rack ideas? Take a coatrack from the hallway to the bathroom for sophisticated and convenient storage. Placing the coatrack by the tub or shower ensures that towels are always close by. 

Freestanding Shelves

Create unique bathroom towel storage by using a freestanding hutch or bookcase in the bathroom. You'll gain tons of extra storage, plus keep towels at the ready. Use a large basket to house washcloths and other small linens.

Rolled Perfection

Give open bathroom cupboards a boost of style by rolling towels and stacking them to fill each cubby. This technique also lends a spa feel to a bath. Be sure to enlist at least one of our towel hanging ideas to give wet linens a place to dry.

Basic Bar

If space is tight in the bathroom, put a simple towel bar on the side of a cabinet or vanity. Or, add a hook to the back of a door. These small bathroom storage ideas create a place for towels to stay without getting in the way.


On the Shelf

Not a fan of displaying your towels? Add a custom pullout to your bathroom wall cabinets for hanging hand towels out of sight. You can also outfit existing cabinets with towel bars that attach over the top of the cabinet door.

Take a Seat

Use a spare chair as a towel holder and add a little charm to your space at the same time. Fold towels neatly on top of the seat so the bathroom still feels in order. And don't stack more than two or three towels at a time. 

Use as Accessories

Mingle towels amongst other bathroom accessories in a hutch. Here towels are rolled, folded, and put in a bowl. Depending on the accessories you choose, the possibilities for storing towels are endless.

Hotel Chic

Make any bathroom feel like an upscale hotel by adding a multipurpose bathroom shelf with towel bar. This rack has space to stack folded bath towels and also has a rung for hand towels. Take the look further with monograms or decorative bathroom towels.

Short Stack

For a sophisticated look, neatly stack towels in open shelves. If there are varying sizes of towels put the biggest towel on the bottom of the pile and work your way up in size to make a pyramid. Stack three or four towels at a time so shelves don't look overcrowded.

Double Towel Rack

Save space by installing two towel bars. This smart hack holds twice the towels in the same wall space as a single bar. Each bathroom guest will have their own rack, and you'll avoid any confusion as to who's towel is whose. 

Rolled for Display

Any bin, basket, or pot can be turned into a stylish towel holder and underscore bathroom themes. These cubes are perfect for holding four rolled up towels. Plus, they look consistent with the rest of the bathroom's storage. 

Towels as Art

Bathroom towel holder ideas that double as decor? Sign us up!Outfit decorative shelves with careful displays of accessories, towels, and bath necessities. Consider each item as art and choose ways to show off its best features.

Out of Sight

Window seats, vanities, and benches can provide lots of handy towel storage behind closed doors. Sort towels by size or color to get the most from your available space. Place any bathroom storage units that double as a seat next to the shower for easy access. 

Within Reach

Make your bathroom towel rack ideas work even harder. Bars installed under an open countertop are a handy place for towels used every day. But they also serve to hide less-than-attractive plumbing under the sink.

Vanity Shelf

In a small space, any bathroom towel storage ideas can help. Hang towels from vanity shelves to keep them within reach after washing hands. This is a perfect solution for bathrooms with pedestal sinks where counter space is limited. Plus, you'll have the chance to show off any decorative bath towels you have on hand. 

Bowled Over

Give your bath a designer look by filling a punchbowl, box, or platter with a set of rolled towels. These bathroom decor sets look great, but are also highly functional. Make sure to keep the bowl regularly stocked so you or your guests are never left wet-handed. 


Get Hooked

Hanging towels lets you store more of them in a narrow area. Put simple hooks next to the sink for small hand towels and washcloths. This solution makes smaller towels easy to change out.

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