If there is no room on the walls near the sink for a hand towel ring or hook, take it to the countertop. Designer Jennifer Foster filled a red tray with a small towel stand for a boy’s bathroom. Decorative hand towels also are an easy way to make a bathroom look more polished, and designers often opt for ones with simple patterns such as stripes.
Butterflies and birds take flight in this powder room, helping the small space feel full of interest and energy. Notice, too, how the designers used candles and striped towels to bring out the pink blooms of the wallpaper.
A beautiful mounted counter supports a stainless steel vessel sink and towel rack in this modern bathroom. A gray tile accent strip extends from the counter to the ceiling adding color and texture to the white walls. A horizontal mounted mirror crosses the accent strip to create great lines and contrast. Two box pendant lights extend from the corner for a great lighting addition.
The red-striped pillow on this kitchen banquette was made from an antique French flour sack, but you can create a similar look using vintage dish towels, says author Susan Sully. For a weekend craft, make no-sew accent pillows with the dish towels or another fabric of your choosing to add color to your kitchen.
A comfy armchair is tucked in the corner of this cottage-style sitting room. Topped with wire bird cages, a skinny armoire organizes towels and household items. Its striped interior is a fun surprise that coordinates with the canary yellow walls.