How to Fold Towels for a Luxurious Bathroom Experience

Learning how to fold towels correctly is an incredibly easy way to add a touch of luxury to your bathrooms. Forget fancy waterfall showers and heated flooring - a beautifully presented towel (and maybe a few candles) is all you need to recreate that soothing spa experience in the comfort of your own home.

In this guide, the towel experts at Christy will teach you how to fold your towels in 4 different ways. You’ll gain a folding method that makes your towels easy to store and adds a luxurious, hotel-like feel to your bathrooms.

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4 practical and appealing ways to fold your bathroom towels

'Well-folded towels enhance the aesthetics of your bathroom,’ says Christy’s Head of Creative, Amanda King. ‘They create a sense of orderliness and cleanliness, contributing to an overall pleasant atmosphere. Also, if you have guests staying over, neatly folded towels convey a sense of hospitality and attention to detail. It creates a positive impression and makes guests feel welcomed and cared for during their stay.'

Here are 4 simple ways to fold your towels to enhance your bathroom’s aesthetic appeal:

1. How to fold towels for a towel bar

If you have a towel bar in your bathroom, folding your towels in a way that looks neat and luxurious couldn't be any easier. This simple method is perfect for those who want to make their bathrooms more spa-like without too much effort.

  1. Fold your towel in thirds lengthways.
  2. Fold it in half, then drape it over the towel bar so that the long ends hang evenly over either side.

Christy's sumptuously soft Prism towels come in an array of bold and vibrant shades. Pick the shade that suits your interior best - perfect for displaying over your towel bar and adding a pop of colour to your bathroom.

2. How to fold towels in a way that reduces wear and tear

Believe it or not, the way that you fold your towels has an impact on how long they stay in top condition. To keep your towels fluffy and luxurious for as long as possible, try using this folding method:

  1. Fold your towel in half lengthways.
  2. Fold in half widthways so the short ends are together.
  3. Fold in half widthways again for a wide, flat fold that can easily be stacked OR fold the towel in thirds on the final fold for a more compact shape.

Folding your towels this way ensures they can neatly be displayed or stored away without taking up too much space. What's more, this method minimises potential wear along the crease, which might occur if your towels are displayed on a towel bar for long periods of time.

3. How to fold towels like a hotel

Ever wondered how hotel towels always look so perfect and fluffy? Sure, the quality of the towels probably has something to do with it, but the reason they look so appealing is ultimately down to the way they're folded.

Fortunately, the standard hotel towel fold is super easy to replicate at home, allowing you to add a touch of luxury to your bathroom with no fuss. This technique creates clean, crisp edges, which makes it ideal for a stack of towels stored on an open shelf.

  1. Start by laying your towel out on a flat surface. Fold one long end towards the middle, and then repeat on the other side.
  2. Next, fold each short end towards the middle. Leave a gap where the ends meet to allow room for one more fold.
  3. To complete your hotel fold, pick up one end and fold it over the other. Smooth out the surface and store your towels in a stacked display.

Choose something like Christy's Egyptian cotton Renaissance towel to bring hotel quality into your home.

4. How to roll a towel as luxury spas do

For a truly luxurious bathroom experience, try displaying your towels in a spa-inspired rolled arrangement. Not only does this folding method make your towels look beautiful on open bathroom shelves, but it's also a great space-saving technique if you need to fit lots of towels into a small storage space.

  1. Lay the towel out on a flat surface. Fold one corner diagonally towards the centre so that the short side lines up with the long side, creating a point at one end.
  2. Fold the towel in half lengthways, then flip it over so that the folded edge is on the bottom.
  3. Tightly roll the towel starting at the short side opposite the point. When you reach the end, tuck the point into the roll to stop it from unravelling.

This is also a nice way to display face cloths in a guest bathroom.

What towels should you be using to recreate the luxury spa experience at home?

When it comes to adding a touch of luxury to your bathroom, knowing how to fold towels in an appealing way is only the half of it. For a truly luxurious experience, you also need to make sure you're using the highest quality towels.

There is a wide range of towel textures to choose from, but the best option for you depends entirely on your personal preferences. If you want something ultra fluffy and velvety soft, Christy's Supreme Hygro towels could be the perfect addition to your bathroom. One of our most luxurious ranges, these sumptuous towels make you feel as though you've been wrapped up in a warm cloud and come in a variety of elegant shades.

If you prefer a towel that is lightweight and super absorbent, you might prefer something like Christy's Brixton towels. These towels are designed with a textured weave to quickly dry and gently smooth your skin, effortlessly transforming any bathroom into a spa-like sanctuary.

No matter what towel texture you prefer, you'll find it all at Christy. With over 170 years of experience in crafting luxury towels made from only the highest quality materials, you can count on us to effortlessly transform your bathroom.

Explore our full range of premium towels and create your own luxurious haven of relaxation.

How to Fold Towels for a Luxurious Bathroom Experience