Things You Thought Were Impossible: Towels Hooks That Aren’t Hideous
15 chic options.
Updated Oct 11, 2018 2:31 PM
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So you found your dream bath towels. After weeks, maybe even months of searching, you have found The One. But how do you display those beloved towels? Either your bathroom is stuck with the old rack left behind by former tenants or you have empty walls that beg for some inspiration. No matter your situation, chances are there is room for improvement. Here are 15 hooks that look as good solo as they do when holding your new find.
If You Want to Live in an Oasis
Prop your Turkish towels on this leaning towel ladder. Part sculptural object, part useful rack, this piece is perfect for those wanting to bring a touch of casual to an already airy home.
If You Want It to Look Like Art
Want your rack to be as interesting as your towels? Grab this artistic stunner. And feel free to take it a step further and coordinate your towel colors to the blue- and earth-toned leather hooks.
If You Want to Keep Things Finnish
This trio of ash wood hooks gives the illusion of floating on the wall, adding visual interest to your space.
If You Prefer It Sculptural
It’s rare when you can find an object that’s both utilitarian and attractive, but this hook toes the line between both. And fun fact: It’s made in Brooklyn by a small design studio that focuses on minimalism.
If You Want to Keep Things Elegant
Prefer luxe vibes in your loo? Grab this white Carrara marble towel bar with sleek antiqued brass finishings then. Or if you just need a hook but still like this eleganza vibe, try this option.
If You’ve Got Zero Room
Tight on space and can’t find a towel destination anywhere in the bathroom? Grab this hook, which fits snugly over the door.
If You Want Major Boho Vibes
Total Jungalow vibes abound for this multi-hook rattan option. Add some palm-print towels to complete the bohemian oasis.
If You’re an Aspiring Ceramist
This coil-built option (from a small Brooklyn studio) makes towels look artisanal and extraordinarily special, placing them behind the circle to give the illusion of floating on the wall.
If You Want to Mix and Match
Think of these like paint by numbers but for towel hooks. Any color and sizing cluster is possible, so you can arrange them any way you’d like.
If You Want to Live in the MoMA
Okay, so this is technically a coat rack, but rules are meant to be broken. This iconic Eames option has tons of space, enough room for the whole family’s towels to dry.
If You Want to Keep Things Chic
This polished brass–and-marbled version looks so chic that we’d design an entire bathroom around it. Your hand towel will never look fancier.
If You Love Terrazzo
A dose of terrazzo just makes everything more fabulous, right? The same rule applies to your bathroom hooks. It’s almost a shame these sturdy dots will be covered up with a towel, but don’t feel bad—these beauties have a singular job, so they know the drill.
If You Want That “Under the Sea” Look
Add a touch of beach chic with this Art Deco seashell that will make every bathroom look exponentially more fabulous. One alone can make a statement, but a few clustered together will completely captivate.
If You Prefer Minimalism
A hook this simple actually takes a lot of design. The intuitive piece can hook at two separate spots—the top bent wire and the underneath hook. Leave it to clever Danish design studio Moebe to devise such a sleek option.
If You Can’t Drill Into the Wall
Can’t mess with your rental bathroom walls? All hope is not lost—just find a suction cup shower hook that will hold up beautifully while keeping your security deposit secure.
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