Towel radiators for stylish and cosy bathroom bliss

Classic and contemporary towel radiator designs to leave you high and dry.

We love a multi-tasking marvel, which is why we’re huge fans of towel radiators.

The best towel radiators not only keep your towels toasty, they also make sure your bathroom is cosy for that all-important moment you step out of the shower – you can get enveloped with warm air before drying off with a balmy towel.

Styles and specifications of heated towel rails have come on leaps and bounds, and there’s plenty of chic options to choose from.

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If you prefer a traditional design, Victoria Plum is your one-stop shop. Its Dulwich towel rail offers a contemporary take on a lovely traditional design.

Looking for something a bit different? Look to Crosswater and Frontline Bathrooms – both offer unique, modern designs for the home.

If you're willing to splash out (see what we did there?), look to luxury designs by the likes of Aestus (think chunky warm quartz finishes in a size that fits ALL towels, from hand to bath), and Catchpole and Rye, whose Mercantile arched ladder towel rail is the last word in elegance.

Choose a radiator with plenty of hanging space if you’ve got a big family (or just love a fluffy towel or five), and also think about the finish. Polished brass looks lovely against a concrete or grey background, while chrome offers a sleek, timeless look.

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On the practical side, you can choose whether your towel radiator is ‘floating’ or not, so whether the valves and pipes come through the floor or the wall. You can choose manual valves, where you simply turn the valve to the required heat output, or you can often opt for thermostatic valves with temperature settings.

We’ve picked out the best towel radiators for you for cool yet cosy bathroom chic…

Photography/ David Lovatti

Float towel rail in Satin Brass Lacquered, £1,889, West One Bathrooms

West One Bathrooms Float towel rail

What could be more luxurious than a floating towel rail? Warming your towels – and your bathroom - up to a cosy 50 degrees C, this electric rail packs a punch. Size: H1800xW525xD96mm

Cygnus Harmonique chrome and white towel rail, £752, Vogue UK

Vogue UK Cygnus Harmonique chrome and white towel rail

A handy vertical panel radiator that features a looped rail design, this warmer brings a contemporary look to the bathroom and plenty of places to heat up those towels. Size: H1200xW500xD159-174mm

Dulwich traditional heated towel rail in Black, £269, The Bath Co.

The Bath Co Dulwich traditional heated towel rail

This heated towel rail offers a modern twist on a traditional design. Crafted from mild steel and finished in a high-quality polished chrome, it’ll smarten up any bathroom. Size: H952xW659xD235mm

Suiteart seven-rail towel warmer in Polished Chrome, £1,800, The Sterlingham Co

The Sterlingham Co Suiteart seven-rail towel warmer

Keep it simple yet stylish with this sleek towel warmer. Comes in a standard size but can also be ordered bespoke to fit your every bathroom need. Size: H980xW685xD162mm

Swale heated towel rail in Metallic Black, £815, Frontline Bathrooms

Frontline Bathrooms Swale heated towel rail

Modern style fans will love this contemporary asymmetrical design, which not only looks trendy but also offers multiple hanging areas for optimum towel storage. Bonus. Size: H1244xW465xD32mm

Wedge towel warmer in Metallic Black Matt, £299, Crosswater

Crosswater Wedge towel warmer

Looking for something a bit different? This towel warmer has a unique design with contemporary 3D laser cut sections. Size: H1096xW500xD70mm

Trendy towel warmer in Quartz finish, £869, Aestus

Aestus Trendy towel warmer

If you’re looking for a towel rail that makes a statement, call off the search. This quartz-finished warmer has an abundance of storage space and will make a cool focal point, too. Size: H1494xW600xD100mm

Buckingham towel radiator in polished brass, £1,621, Bisque

Bisque Buckingham towel radiator

For a luxe modern look you can’t go wrong with brass. This clean design will work wonders for a cool, contemporary look. Size: H750xW500xD120mm

The Mercantile arched ladder towel rail in Silver Nickel, £4,680, Catchpole & Rye

Catchpole & Rye The Mercantile arched ladder towel rail

Add some classic design to your bathroom with this stylish towel rail, which looks particularly sleek in the silver nickel finish. Size: H1175xW675xD275mm