Luxury towels are great way to make your bathroom feel that little bit more spa-like. Adding in a leafy fern or two to bring that botanical vibe, ensuring it’s as clutter-free as possible, and lighting a beautiful scented candle while you relax in the bath are additional ways to ensure this space makes a serene sanctuary to escape in after a long day.
To ensure you don’t spoil the mood as soon as you hop out of the bath, investing in a set of thick, fluffy bathroom towels will mean you’ll never have to emerge from a relaxing, zen-inducing soak only to have to wrap yourself in something ratty and threadbare. So, especially as we come into the colder season, treat yourself (and your bathroom) to a new set of fresh, plush luxury towels that will dry you quickly without becoming soaking wet or looking bedraggled after a spell in the washing machine.
Luxury towels: the lowdown
What does GSM mean?
The weight of fabric is measured in GSM, which stands for grams per square meter. The higher the number, the more dense the towel, so opt for higher numbers if you’re looking for something more luxe.
What’s the difference between a bath towel and a bath sheet?
Just the size. A bath towel is generally about 27 inches by 52 inches in size, up to 30 inches by 58 inches. Bath sheets, in comparison, tend to be sized around 35 inches by 60 inches, so it’s good to keep one handy for those cold evenings when you need something bigger to wrap yourself up in.
Here are our picks of the best luxury towels for 2020.