Towel rails for the bathroom – 17 unusual and creative ideas

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In the bathroom there is usually not that much space for all of our bath accessories and the towels in particular take up a lot of space. If you want to reorganize your bathroom and no longer just want to hang up your towels or stack them in the bathroom cabinet, let our creative and simple ideas for you Towel holder for the bathroom to inspire. With these tips, the room will not only appear tidier, but you can also give your bathroom a special and attractive look with everyday objects.

Towel holder for the bathroom – storage

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A great idea for storing fresh towels in a large bathroom would be to use wooden boxes to assemble a towel rail. Wooden boxes in different colors, for example, which are stacked horizontally or vertically, create enough space for storage and your self-created free-standing towel rail for the bathroom looks really playful and fresh.

Attach the towel rail to the wall for the bathroom

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If there is not enough space in your bathroom, there is also enough storage space on the wall. Depending on your taste, use woven baskets or baskets with linen of different sizes, shapes and colors, mount them on the wall and roll the towels together. Practical and decorative at the same time, without it looking cluttered. In addition, you have your towels within easy reach after showering.

Turn a stool or newspaper rack into a practical towel holder

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A wooden stool can be a practical and decorative accessory for your bathroom. It offers comfortable seating and, thanks to the lower storage compartment, also functions as a towel holder. If you have space under your sink, you can also use it optimally as storage space for your towels. Get foldable newspaper racks and store the towels rolled up.

Rustic wood trunk as a bathroom towel holder

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If you love the minimalist style but want to give your bathroom a warm touch and want to let in some nature, you can easily achieve that with a tree trunk. You can use it decoratively or to put your bath towel down. Your bathroom will be a real eye-catcher in a modern style with a rustic flair.

Use repurposed wooden ladder as a towel holder

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This towel rail for the bathroom is a successful combination between a beautiful old ladder and a shelf. Thanks to the different sizes of the shelves, which you can easily attach, it can be used for both decoration and storage. You can put flowers or books on the top shelf and your towels and toiletries on the bottom shelf. A wooden ladder as a towel holder looks cool and a bit vintage.

Metal frame as a fancy towel holder


Towels are ideally hung on such a towel rail to dry the towels that are soaked in the shower. If you don’t want to drill into your tiles, you can take a ladder-like metal rack and just lean it against the wall. This towel holder for the bathroom is also very small on the wall, can be easily adjusted, offers space for several towels and looks individual and modern.

Lend a Mediterranean touch with rope towel rails


If you want to add structure to the tiles in your bathroom, there is an easy and inexpensive way to do it with a rope as a towel rail. This great alternative to the classic towel rail gives your bathroom a Mediterranean touch and transports you to a sunny beach thanks to the wave-like course of the rope.

Swinging towel holder as an alternative to the towel hook


If you want to add something extraordinary to your bathroom furnishings that is also practical, you can adopt this idea and implement it easily. For this swinging towel rail, you need a wooden or metal rod, an old leather belt, leather straps or sturdy fabric tape, dowels, screws and drill bits.

Original towel holder on the wall for a small bathroom

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If you want to attach this towel rail directly to the wall, cut two shorter strips from your old leather belt and use them as a holder for the rod. The towels are always ready to hand on such towel rails and your self-made towel holder looks original.

Wooden rod as a towel holder for a country house style

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Attach a wooden pole to a shelf with steel wire or to the wall with two hooks. If you don’t have a wooden pole, you can use a suitable branch. This simple and creative towel holder fits in with a rustic and rural furnishing style.

Towel holder on the vanity


If you have a spacious bathroom with a large vanity in your apartment, you can not only use the empty space under the washbasin to store the fresh bath towels. You can mount wooden rods directly on the sink front and use them to hang up the towels you have just used, so that everything is close at hand.

Round towel holder on the wall


If you want a holder for smaller towels next to your sink, use a metal ring and a short leather strap so that you can attach this round and simple towel holder to the wall.

Ring towel holder with wooden balls

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If you want to spice up the ring towel holder, you can also thread through drilled wooden balls, which you can match in color to your bathroom. You can also use this towel holder for tea towels.

Rope ladder as a space-saving towel holder for the bathroom

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The most inconspicuous place in the bathroom where you can put things is behind the door. An alternative to the classic coat hooks is this wooden rope ladder that is hung on the door. If you like the natural colors and materials, you can accentuate the rustic in your bathroom with a few tree branches and some rope and store it neatly and space-savingly.

Wine rack as an elegant bathroom towel holder 


Could a stainless steel towel rail for the bathroom be something to your taste? With a wine rack you support a modern and elegant ambience. This bottle holder is suitable for smaller towels and has a decorative effect.

Bookshelf as a freestanding bathroom towel holder

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With a standing towel rail you can store several towels in your bathroom. If you want to own an unusual towel rail, you can for example add a bookcase with several compartments to your bathroom furniture. Such a towel rail made of stainless steel or metal visually enhances every bathroom.

Classic stand hanger in an unusual design


If you want a standing towel rail, but prefer it in a more classic style, you can either convert an old stand hanger or assemble one yourself from a wooden strip and a few coat hooks. If you find a suitable branch while hiking, you can of course use it for hanging. In no time you have created a cheap, creative and portable towel rail for the bathroom.