When purposefully displayed, towels add a soft elegance to a bathroom or linen closet. Rolling the towels, as opposed to folding them, opens up your presentation options and affords a host of other benefits; namely, it’s much easier for a child to learn to roll her towel than to fold it, which means your kids can help keep the bathroom neat and tidy. Mix hooks, some at child-friendly levels, for drying the towels after use: A rolled wet towel will soon become musty.
1. A Perfectly Rolled Towel
1 Lay a bath towel open and flat on a table. Fold it in half lengthwise.
2. A Perfectly Rolled Towel
2 Begin rolling the towel from one end. Adjust the towel as necessary to keep the rolled portion in line with the edges. Roll it tightly for a streamlined, elegant look or a bit looser for a more casual effect.
3. A Perfectly Rolled Towel
3 Lay the towel seam side down when finished to keep it rolled.
4. Display Ideas
1 Arrange the rolled towels vertically in a wide umbrella holder. Place this on the floor in the bathroom or in a linen closet on a tall shelf.
5. Display Ideas
2 Place the towels on a bathroom or linen closet shelf pointing outward, displaying the spiral design the rolling created. In the bathroom, use a shelf that has hooks below it to dry wet towels.
6. Display Ideas
3 Slide tightly rolled towels onto a wine rack, one towel per holder. A wood rack adds warmth to a bathroom outfitted in cooler colors, while a metal rack is typically thin, displaying more of the towel.
7. Display Ideas
4 Create a pyramid of towels inside of a cube organizer or along a shelf. Arrange one row of rolled towels along the bottom and then a second row right on top, nestled in between the two towels below. Repeat this process, working your way upward, until the shelf or cube is filled.
8. Display Ideas
5 Install a decorative rolled towel holder on the bathroom wall or on the back of the door. This features sets of two deep hooks, spaced a bit apart, that allow you to lay the rolled towel on the rack horizontally.
9. Display Ideas
6 Collect rolled towels, either vertically or horizontally, in a basket. Place this under a pedestal sink, near the shower, in a linen closet or atop a larger vanity.
10. Display Ideas
7 Stack the towels inside of a decorative magazine rack. This makes grabbing a fresh towel easy and putting towels away simple for younger kids.
Items you will need
- Umbrella holder
- Wine rack
- Cube organizer
- Decorative towel holder
- Magazine rack
- Installation hardware
- Drill with various bits
- Mix and match different-colored bath towels for a more exciting display, either grouping colors together or alternating them.
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