Nov 272010
 

bath towels

For folks who care about their bath towels, two words come to mind – quality and luxury. When it comes to bath towels, not all of them are made equal. The best are considered the ultimate indulgence for the bath. The best way to end a refreshing shower or a relaxing bath is to slip a quality bath towel around the body.

Purchasing good quality is worth it not only for how these products feel to the touch, but also because of how long they last. Sure, you can buy cheaper products, but how will they feel to the touch and how long will they last? Are you really saving money if you have to buy new bath towels every year?

These luxurious products come in a variety of types, such as Egyptian cotton. When it comes to bath towels, luxury doesn’t get much better than an over-sized, thick and absorbent Egyptian cotton towel. Choose from a range of colors that will best match your bathroom. These are towels you’ll want close at hand for easy access after the bath or shower. Look for them in sets of bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths.

Nov 232010
 

christmas

There’s nothing quite like a house decorated for the holidays. But if, like most people, you are watching your pennies this holiday season, there’s still a way you can enjoy some new decor without busting your budget.

If you don’t already have one, purchase a shallow glass bowl from your local discount store. Stack Christmas balls inside for an instant boost of holiday cheer. For extra elegance, coordinate the color of the balls with your room. Can’t find one with a pattern you like? Purchase plain ones, some craft glue and glitter. Paint the glue on in stripes, polka dots or all over then poor the glitter on top (be sure to lay out some old newspaper on your table first).

If you have a straight vase, tie peppermint sticks around it with a red ribbon for a bit of holiday flair.

Purchase a few Christmas-themed hand towels to display in your kitchen. For your bathroom, some whimsical holiday towels with gingerbread men are a nice and surprising touch for guests.

With touches like these, it’s easy to give every room in your home a holiday feel without breaking the bank.

Nov 182010
 

Robe

The bathroom in my new one-bedroom apartment was covered in small tiles of speckled robin’s egg blue-on-white, but the carpets in the living room and bedroom were champagne brown, which dictated that all bath towels, bath mats and bathrobes had to be in shades of brown.

I had moved into my new apartment on the Monday and, by Thursday, was ready to launch myself into the mundane yet delicate business of populating it with quality towels and luxurious bath robes. I had never, however, suspected that my choice would be limited by the apartment’s color scheme, but I was now convinced that nothing but beige, chocolate brown and perhaps a greyish-hued taupe would compliment the carpets and painted accent wall. Hand towels, a tubmat or two and almost certainly more than one soft waffle bathrobe were on the must-buy list, and the challenge would be to find them in colors complimenting those resident in the apartment.

I chose to shop online and was immediately confronted with choices that ranged from eco friendly and Egyptian cotton to organic and bamboo rayon/cotton mix. I was also barraged with browns and found myself contemplating the advantages of the ecru – whitish brown – bamboo bath towel over those of the chestnut-shaded luxury supima towel. The waffle bathrobe was brilliant in beige and looked equally as good with or without a monogram, and I was debating whether or not to buy it along with either the taupe and chocolate renaissance towels or the coffee and linen organic towels. As far as bath towels went, however, the adventure was not over, and my attention was soon diverted by the cayenne-colored elegance towels and – this was possibly the most exciting of all – the espresso, lite gold, chocolate-charcoal, cream and rosebud Egyptian cotton towels.

All too soon my buying spree was over, and I was anxiously awaiting delivery of my delicious cream, chocolate and espresso Turkish bathrobes/towels and tub mat set. When they arrived, they complimented the apartment’s color scheme perfectly and even made the somewhat unappealing robin’s egg blue tiles seem more acceptable.

Oct 292010
 

Towels

No home is complete without the right set of towels. This is more than simply walking down an aisle and picking just any old hand towels or bathrobes off the shelves. Instead, it means really thinking about how to find the best quality towels for your home. Soft, organic, and attractive mats, hand towels, and robes speak volumes about you. The following are some reasons to buy only the best bath items.

Whenever a person looks down at your monogram bamboo towels, they will think of you, your home, and their stay here. This ensures that the best first impression is made and that people will leave your home impressed. And of course, this sort of makes a person feel as though he or she belongs to your family and that they are welcome.

A guest is only as happy as how you make them feel: every little detail counts. This is why you should only buy the most luxurious and eye pleasing towels around. You can take great pride whenever you see loved ones walking around in a waffle bathrobe with your family’s initials embroidered on the cotton.

Comfort is everything when you shower, wash your hands, or get ready for a night on the town. If you wear a soft robe made of the best Egyptian fabric or bamboo cotton, you will no doubt feel more pampered, relaxed, and happy. Thus, such a simple decision as which robe or towel to buy can really have some great effects. This is a chance to feel as though you are wiping your body with a cloud after a long hot shower. The little things mean a lot when it comes to your happiness. This is why you should buy the best towels money can buy.

Be smart about this decision so that you can really make guests, family members, and friends feel at home when they come to visit. Such decisions ensure that people feel comfortable, have a nice time, and get what they need. Being a good host means considering all options when filling your house full of towels of all shapes and sizes. Choose only the best and you and your loved ones will no doubt feel pampered every single moment they use such a bath towel or accessory.

Oct 232010
 

I have always been fascinated by colors and am totally in my element whenever I’m in a paint or crafts shop where hundreds of hues are displayed for my enjoyment. It wasn’t, however, until I started shopping for luxury towels and bathrobes that I realized I could provide a fix for my color addiction in my very own bathroom.

Quality bath towels and hand towels were on top of my list of must-buys, and I was simply stunned at the number of colors that towels are available in today. Egyptian cotton towels, for instance, come in no less than eight different colors ranging from the fairly predictable white and cream to the excitingly new espresso, meadow, rosebud and air blue. Supima towels, on the other hand, which are made of American Superior Pima cotton, come in such intriguing shades as bisque, merlot and tarragon while organic towels – 100% eco friendly – come in, among other colors, green tea, Aegean blue, coffee and stone. Bath mats were next on the list, and, when I looked at the luxurious Bamboo bath mats, I had a hard time choosing between the mat in adorable aloe, the tubmat in calming cloud and the bath mat in soft sandstone.

The world of bath robes also opened up a world of colors for me, and I was totally in my element exploring the different robe brands and their cleverly creative colors. The Terry kimono robes, for instance, came in sparkling white while the Waffle bathrobe was available in a beautiful shade of beige. The Ultra Soft cotton / bamboo bathrobes, on the other hand, dazzle the eye in coffee and the interesting shade of light blue that’s known as rain, and kids robes – possibly the most fun of them all – are pretty in pink and wonderful in white.

The fact that most of these Turkish bathrobes/towels and pure cotton bath mats are machine washable, of excellent quality and can even sport a monogram will – strangely – always be less important to me than the fact that they come in such gorgeous colors.