How to Choose the Best Bath Towels for Your Home: Guide 101

Towel set in a bathroom

Your bathroom is an integral part of your home. It should be the place where you can detox and relax after a long day, where you can start getting ready for the evening and the night thereafter for restful sleep. As such, most people like to keep their bathroom spruced up, updated, and nice across the board, and an integral part of this drive is the things we use in the bathroom, not just the décor, like towels!

Now, if our pointing out towels made you realize yours could use a bit of a touch-up, fear not! We will walk you through how to pick the best bath towels for both comfort of use and enjoyment of the eye.

Decide on the Type of Towel

Collection of bath towels

The first and most important part of buying new towels is knowing what kind of towel you want/need. The last thing you want is to get a whole towel set because they look nice, then realize that they’re all cotton when you wanted a microfiber or two. Get a little grocery list of towels going.

If you’ve got curly hair, you’re going to need a microfiber (or three). If not, what kind of towel do you prefer? Do you want high thread-count cotton, or do you prefer a more exfoliating, rougher feel? Also, if you reuse your towels by hanging them up between uses, consider how thick you want them to be; the thicker they are, the longer it will take them to dry fully.

Bath Sheets vs. Bath Towels

Bath sheets and bath towel

In your search, you may have stumbled upon bath sheets. If you don’t know what those are,  we’ve got your back: bath sheets are a specific type of towel that tends to be larger. Because of their increased surface area, they are more absorbent and better for wrapping around yourself. They can also be thinner, meaning they dry quicker and easier if you’re a towel-hanger-upper. Bath sheets aren’t for everyone, but they can fit some niches better than towels.

Logistical Considerations

Bathrobe in a bathroom

When you’re deciding on the type of towel/bath sheet you want, another important aspect to keep in mind is logistics, specifically in the laundry room. Too many towels can take up an entire load (or three!) on their own. 

Bath sheets can help with this, as they are less bulky and thus take up less laundry space. This can also be where hanging up and reusing your towels can come in handy. The last thing you want is to spend a ton of money on brand-new towels just to realize you’ve gotten too many/ones that are too bulky for your laundry machines!

Set a Budget

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Once you’ve figured out your preferred type(s) of bath towel, set a budget for yourself. Like most things, Towels can be as expensive or as cheap as you want them to be. If you’re investing in an entire bathroom renovation, maybe get some mid-range towels—durable but inexpensive. If you’re just getting new towels and you want to splurge, then the sky’s the limit!

You know your finances; just make a good decision. Bathroom towels are important, but they’re nothing to break the balance book over.

Look at Bath Towel Sets

Bath towel sets

With a budget and towel type(s), you can search for your new towels! The best option for new bathroom towels is almost always to buy them in sets. Not only does it make them more aesthetically pleasing—you can match your hand towels to your face and body towels!—but it’s also more economical to buy in bulk. Sometimes, an entire set of three hand towels, two face towels, and two body towels can cost you the same as one or two bath towels or sheets.

Towel sets are especially important when you want towels/sheets with designs on them. Whether it’s a set of comic-book, kids’ bath towels, or luxury towels with an intricate floral arrangement for the master bath, having unity in your towel designs is important to tying their aesthetic together.

Buy Those Bath Towels

It’s done. You’ve got it all figured out now; the only thing left is to get those new towels and bring your towel collection—and your bathroom as a whole—to the next level. Homeloft has thousands of towel options—with hundreds of towels on sale—so feel free to check out our online store.

And, if you want more home design tips and tricks, check out the rest of our blog!

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