Written by Hayley Gilbert

12 heated towel rails for your bathroom

As well as being used as a heating solution in the bathroom, towel rails provide us with a stylish way to store our towels whilst bathing. And with guests now allowed to stay overnight in our homes, they provide a convenient way to present freshly-laundered towels for hand drying or showering.

Available in dual fuel, central heating or electric, today’s heated appliances can keep your towels toasty meaning they can be kept in use for longer. Instead of leaving them hung over a radiator in another room, or draped over a door, why indulge in the luxury of picking up a warm towel or robe post-shower to cocoon yourself in?

By doing so, you can create a little spa-like experience in the heart of the home. Because let’s face it – we’re all in need of a little TLC this year…

1. Circular storage

Make your heating a fun feature in the bathroom with Bubbles towel warmer (£552, The Radiator Centre). Take your pick from plenty of colourful finishes as well as the more subdued white or matt black, creating a complementary or contrasting look that pops out on the wall. The six-bubble design also has lots of space for all the family’s towels.

blue bubble heated towel rail mounted on wall

Photo: The Radiator Centre

2. Dual fuel

Milano Elizabeth (£524.99, Big Bathroom Shop) is a dark gold and white column towel radiator that comes with a choice of Wi-Fi touch screen or round thermostat and cable cover. Its vintage design is dual fuel so you can use electric or central heating to warm your towels and with the free Smart Life app, you can manage settings and schedules so you always have a warm bathroom to step into.

white marble heated towel rail with chrome pipes

Photo: Big Bathroom Shop

3. Distinctive design

With its distinctive design, this Wedge heated towel rail (£375, Crosswater) is available in Black or Soft White Matte, makes an instant style statement.

Best towel rails for your bathroom | Wedge heated towel rail, £315, Crosswater | Good Homes Magazine

Photo: Crosswater

4. Space saving

Great for small bathrooms and en-suites, the Terma heated towel rail (£236.99, Plumbworld) is an Incorner design in Modern Grey. With a high heat output and large gaps between the bars for thicker towels, it’s ideal when there is limited wall space to place the radiator on just one wall and it can be fitted as dual fuel, too.

heated towel rail dark corner unit

Photo: Plumbworld

5. Regency radiator

Cottagecore fans rejoice! Part of the traditional collection from Bisque, this heated towel radiator (from £1,673) is ideal for a regency scheme. So if you want to bring Bridgerton vibes into your bathroom, this will make an great period-style purchase!

Best towel rails for your bathroom | Balmoral towel radiator | Good Homes Magazine

Photo: Bisque

6. Eco offering

Available in Anthracite or White, this energy-efficient aluminium towel warmer (£318, Vogue) heats up quickly and efficiently.

Best towel rails for your bathroom | Astute aluminium towel warmer. £318, Vogue (UK) | Good Homes Magazine

Photo: Vogue (UK)

7. Luxe look

Bring some bling into the bathroom, cloakroom or en-suite with the Arezzo heated towel rail in brushed brass (£299.95, Victoria Plumbing). Its classic design is made from steel with a high heat output to gently warm towels as well as the room itself. Matching valves are also available for a co-ordinated look and it can be used as electric only if required.

Small golden heated towel rail on grey tiled wall

Photo: Victoria Plumbing

8. Multi purpose

Get three in one with the Crosswater Artist towel warming radiator (from £419.26, UK Bathrooms). In four finishes – Cashmere Matt, Storm Grey, Matt White or Onyx Black – it works as a towel warmer, radiator to heat the room and you can also add a solid oak shelf onto any of the bars, handy for plants, shampoos, bubble bath and shower gel.

mint tiled bathroom with marble floor

Photo: UK Bathrooms

9. Super steel

This ultra-modern steel heated towel rail (£271, Nuie Bathrooms) is available in a clean chrome finish. Its squared edges provide a contemporary look that will suit a Scandi-chic suite when complemented with different textures such as wood and concrete.

Best towel rails for your bathroom | Eton steel heated towel rail, £275 | Nuie Bathrooms

Photo: Nuie Bathrooms

10. Hidden plumbing

The FloBar collection (£761, Vogue UK) comes in two designs and four styles with a freestyle arrangement that allows you to position the heated bars in a configuration to suit your space. Plumbing is hidden from view and you can choose from Form (rounded) or Flux (flat) styles in finishes including brushed copper, brushed brass and nickel.

brass heated towel rail in hexagon tiled bathroom with wooden floor

Photo: Vogue

11. Small space saver

This heated towel radiator (£248.20, Easy Bathrooms) is a great purchase for small bathrooms that need to maximise on space. What’s more, it has handy protruding rails to hang or stack towels on.

Best towel rails for your bathroom | Easy Bathrooms’ Laiken steel heated towel radiator, £214 | Good Homes Magazine

Photo: Easy Bathrooms

12. Timeless style

For a classic design in a contemporary finish, the Santa Fe black traditional radiator (£269, The Heating Co), available at Victoria Plum, suits all decors. Made from mild steel, it has a high heat output and features black enamel columns with a polished chrome frame to keep towels warm.

Silver sleek heated towel rail against panelled wall

Photo: Victoria Plum


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