When your towels begin to feel like an exfoliating scrub as you shiver into your morning routine, it’s time to think about replacing them. Adding a few extra sets to your linen closet can also unify your bathroom decor and demonstrate your hospitality to overnight guests. Stay simple with everyday classics, choose a colorfully dyed bamboo blend, or indulge in textured jacquard to fit your unique aesthetic. These four standout sets perfectly pair affordability and style.
Excellent for everyday use. Amazon
Fill your shelves with multiple sets of these affordable towels and you’ll have a whole color palette to mix and match to your taste for daily use—and sophisticated home goods to show off when your relatives come to visit. Each set of 600 gsm (grams per square meter) medium-density cotton towels comes with two washcloths, two hand towels, and two bath towels. The dimensions of the bath towels are 2.25 feet wide and 4.5 long, and all the towels in the set have classic detailing at the bottom.
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If you want organic cotton towels at an affordable price, this GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard)-certified set delivers. With a density of 450 gsm, these are fairly lightweight towels, although they’ll generally dry more quickly than very thick towels. The egret-white color is an attractive alternative to basic bright white, with additional muted shades from navy to mint. Each set is also textured to add an element of refinement, and comes with a washcloth, hand towel, and bath towel with slightly more generous measurements than the Cotton Paradise collection.
Colorfully cozy. Amazon
For many people, the texture of bamboo towels can feel softer and silkier than cotton. While this set has the same 600 gsm density as the Cotton Paradise collection, they’re made from a bamboo viscose and cotton blend for extra plush softness. Choose from an array of earth tones with ribbon-like detailing—including blush, ocean mist, and blue lagoon—to complement most decor. Each set contains one washcloth, one hand towel, and one 30 inch by 56 inch bath towel (2.5 feet by a little more than 4.5 feet).
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If your design aesthetic includes patterns, there’s no reason your bathroom towels have to be solid colors, or even a uniform texture. The lovely floral-patterned jacquard trim on these towels isn’t fluffy like cotton terry, and you can find higher-density towels for less (these are 550 gsm). But that’s not the point. Much like your best dishes, this set is for special occasions and looks great in your guest bathroom. In addition to two bath towels and two hand towels, the set features two fingertip towels, which are 12 inches by 18 inches—perfect for drying your hands before sitting down to dinner.