How to choose new towels for your bathroom

Our guide to towels won't leave you out to dry.

Image of a bathroom with different types of towel hung up.

Who doesn’t love the feeling of a fresh set of towels? Whether you like your towels super-soft, thick and plush or bright and bold in colour, we’ve got a bale load for you to choose from.

Towel types and sizes

Scratching your head over what type of towel you need? Let's grab the measuring tape and take them out of the airing cupboard so we can give you a full rundown of what each type is for and what size they are.

Image of a towel storage unit with three towels hung up.

Bath sheets
Width – 100cm / Length 150cm
The big ones. This is the towel you’ll want to be waiting for you after a long soak in the bath.

Bath towels
Width 70cm / Length 130cm
A bit smaller than a bath sheet – it might be worth picking a pair. One for body, one for hair. 

Hand towels
Width 50cm / Length 90cm
Need we say more? Dry your hands on these… definitely not the dressing gown on the back of the bathroom door. 

Face towels
Width 30cm / Length 30cm
Heated towel rail + face cloth = the only way you should be drying after a face wash.

Shop our towel bales

Looking for a fresh set? With our towel bales it's out with the old and in with new.

Image of a patterned bale of two towels.

2 piece bales

Image of a patterned bale of four towels.

4 piece bales

Caring for your towels

Like any piece of fabric, your towels need a little TLC. Here’s our top tips for keeping them in good condition.

  • Ahhh toasty… tumble drying your towels can help them keep their fluffiness.
  • Help your towels keep their colour by using a colour-care laundry detergent. Just don’t forget to take the whites out…
  • Fabric conditioner can make towels hold less water over time, so use it sparingly when you stick them in the wash.
  • After you’ve bought your towels, give them a quick wash before you use them for the first time.

Towel storage

Don't leave your towels hanging...unless it's on one of our rails or hooks. Or find them a nice home with a bathroom storage unit.

More fresh threads

A white bathroom with navy blue and natural wood accents.

Bathroom ideas

A wooden framed bed with botanical banana leaf print bedding.

Bed linen guide

A white bathroom with a white and natural wood storage unit.

Bathroom storage ideas

Why buy at Habitat?