Towel Racks: 10 Fun and Functional Alternatives

Towel racks are one of the features in a bathroom that allow you to get very creative. The function of a towel rack is pretty simple, so even the DIY options usually require very little work. This makes your towel rack one of the easiest things to switch out in your bathroom.  And they can add so much character. Even though the function and execution may be simple, there are tons of creative design ideas out there to try. From using things found in nature to recycling old materials, these 10 ideas could inspire you to look at the towel rack in a whole new way.

Towel Racks

1X-based towel holders have a contemporary, hotel-like vibe that suits the upscale look of this bathroom.

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Better Homes & Gardens

2Wood logs serve as rungs in a white ladder to create a charming and stylish towel rack.

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Vera Iachia

3This towel rack was taken right from nature and has a naturally beautiful aesthetic that warms up this bathroom.

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Martha Stewart

4Knotted rope looped along the wall fits right into the subtle nautical theme captured in this bathroom.

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Martha Stewart

5A wood palette was recycled and turned into a DIY towel rack, while crates above it hold more towels and other toiletries.

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A Beautiful Mess
Photographer: Janae Hardy

6Antlers (I personally would choose faux ones to recreate this look) bring a rustic character to this bathroom full of antiques and other interesting finds.

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Savvy City Farmer

7The silhouette of a tree cleverly holds towels on its limbs, an adorable idea for a bathroom for kids.

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Designer: Emily Elizabeth Interior Design

8If you love an industrial look, this copper pipe re-imagined as a towel rack would be a perfect addition to your bathroom.

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Scout Mob

9Door knobs come in a myriad of shapes, sizes, and styles, making them a very easy alternative to hold your towels as your options are practically endless.

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Martha Stewart

10An old ladder not only holds your towels with no alterations needed to the structure, but also has a great vintage appeal that will add character to the space.

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French Larkspur

Which of these towel rack alternatives would you love to try sometime?

Peggy
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    says

    Such cute ideas. I especially like all choices that use hooks. People are MUCH more likely to put things back on a hook than on a bar or a hangar – kids and adults alike.