There’s nothing quite like wrapping yourself in a plush, cosy towel after a bath or shower. Once you’ve decided on quality, you need to think whether you’re going to go with classic white, calming neutrals or inject some spice to yourself and your bathroom decor with colour. We’re here to soften your landing with our bath towels buying guide.
How to choose your bathroom towels
It can be a bit of a minefield of information when shopping for towels but the first thing you want to consider is what you like about the feel of a towel. Do you like something that feels super soft with a luxurious pile? Do you like something more lightweight that dries very quickly? Do you like a texture that almost exfoliates the skin as you dry yourself? This can help determine what quality of towel you want to go for.
The next decision is to look at colour and whether you want something tonal to work with your bathroom scheme, or something brighter and more directional to make a statement. You may want to choose something with a pattern or a plain dye block colour range.
Our Spa cotton range is our luxury choice. Made using yarns with a ‘zero twist’, they have a deep pile and are super absorbent. Shadi is our statement pattern range, using many different coloured yarns woven together to produce something quite striking. This range has a cut velour on one side and soft terry loops on other.
Lastly, you may want to make sure your towels work with other accessories in the bathroom from cabinets to soap dispensers, from bathmats to shower curtains. Habitat have a wide range to select from so you can build you room scheme and colour palette.
What are the different types and sizes available?
Towels usually come in set sizes; face cloths (30x30cm), hand towels (50x100cm), bath towel (70x140cm), and bath sheet (100x180cm). Note that these measurements are approximate as towel sizing does vary slightly depending on how and where they are made.
Bath towels are a good everyday size for drying you. Bath sheets offer a little extra luxury in terms of wrapping yourself up after a bath or shower.
What are the different materials
and fabrics available
All of our towels are made from 100% cotton. The difference in the quality comes from the type of cotton used, the way they are woven, and the weight of the towel (measured in grams per square metre – see each range for details).
How to care for your bath towels
The most important thing is to protect the absorbency of your towels. To do this we recommend that fabric softener is avoided, and that the towels are tumble-dried after washing to maintain the loft of the fibres and therefore the absorbency. All of our towels can be washed repeatedly at 40 degrees.