Towel ladders for super-stylish bathrooms

Designed to hold multiple towels, towel ladders are made to look like climbing ladders. You can potentially hold a towel on each rung, which makes these super-versatile for a busy bathroom. There are freestanding versions available in the UK, however they will not provide you with any heat. At DQ Heating, we advocate plumbed-in or electric models, because you can benefit from toasty towels, which will dry in next to no time. This is important because quick-drying methods will ensure your towels will stay fresh for longer. So, we asked our director Stewart how to choose fully functional towel ladders to create a stylish bathroom. Here’s what he had to say…

Why choose a heated version?

Once seen as a luxury, heated towel rails have now become the norm in many homes. And it’s no wonder as these models come with a whole host of benefits. Whether you select plumbed or electric towel ladders, these will make your whole bathroom feel warmer. In fact, increasing the heat in this room can help tackle any issues, such as humidity. This tends to be inevitable to some degree in this space, thanks to typical activities involving hot water, such as showering.

Multiple rung towel ladders can also keep your entire household’s towels warm and dry at the same time. So, this means you can potentially reduce your laundry load, making you more energy efficient . After all, you can wash your towels fewer times if they are drying almost immediately after use. And, with heated rungs, you can always enjoy wrapping up in a warm towel after every shower.

Our Stalia towel rail is sleek, chic and can be utterly unique. Choose from hundreds of colours, sizes and a variety of finishes to create your own bespoke model. With clean lines, this is a simple, elegant design, which will suit contemporary and classic bathroom designs. This towel ladder is also highly versatile for modern living, as it’s available in both central heating and electric versions

Choosing your preferred style

You’ll find you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to all the styles, which are available for towel ladders today. From a huge variety of finishes to a rainbow of shades, these choices can help you create a statement piece in your designer bathroom. Think about the feeling you want your bathroom to conjure up when you step inside. Beautifully bold? Chicly modern? Creatively colourful? Certain aspects of your chosen towel ladder can be adapted to suit your style.

Available with central heating or electric options, our Tesoro towel ladder is showcased here in Infinity Steel. This model looks striking, with sleek curves, making it perfect for an elegant bathroom. However, it features a high output too, making this ideal for keeping you and your towels warmer this winter

Multi-functional towel ladders

It is possible to pick towel ladders with more than one benefit. So, you will not only enjoy a toasty room, mitigating any potential damp issues. But you can choose a model, with innovative shelving options, too. Look for versions, which allow you to place your shelves on the bars anywhere you want them. This way, you’ll instantly have a place to store unused towels, giving you more storage solutions.

If you’re looking for statement towel ladders, our flexible Fender, showcased here in black with oak shelves, makes a fantastic choice. You can fit up to three shelves to any bar, offering you instant storage. However, you can also choose your beech, oak or teak shelving to blend or contrast with your bathroom decor

Black is back in the bathroom

Matt black is definitely a colour to watch as more bathroom embrace this trend. Whether you want to complement a matt black vanity unit and/or contrast with copper brassware, this shade works for industrial-style bathroom glamour. There’s no doubt this colour is sleek and sophisticated, but it’s also extremely versatile. You can even team this striking shade with a neutral bathroom scheme, if you’re looking to create a statement with your towel ladder.

Our Vulcano T, shown here in a Signal matt black finish, offers amazing heat output, plus fabulous good looks. It works wonderfully with bold décor like this wood-panelled, industrial-style bathroom scheme. And, if black isn’t your thing, you can still benefit from this style. Instead, simply choose from hundreds of colours and a variety of finishes

Introducing a sense of calm

Creating a sense of calm and tranquillity in your bathroom is paramount these days. After all, this has become a retreat where you can enjoy time for yourself. So why not introduce a towel ladder, which will complement the look you want to convey? For example, if your prized vase has become a feature in this room, create more cohesion with a similar colour on your towel rail.

If elegance is key in your bathroom retreat, Italian styling comes into its own with our Cube T towel ladder. Shown here in Signal Violet, this ties in well with the matching vase in this bathroom

Create a sense of luxury

Hotels used to always offer the luxury of a heated towel rail. However, now they are a more affordable option, but towel ladders still retain that elevated feel. So, this is perfect for a room where pampering should be given centre stage.

Design-wise, the sort of towel ladders you’ll find in high-end hotels tend to be straight-fronted. This classic look is ideal for those who want to add a more traditional feel to an elegant bathroom design. It will also allow you to make more of a feature of the rest of your room, where sophistication could be key.

If you’re still looking for a more striking element for your towel ladder, then consider the finish carefully. Look for models, which offer hundreds of colour choices and a variety of finishes, from gorgeous gun metal to historic copper.

The Chrome finish on our Metro towel ladder contrasts perfectly here with a high-shine copper freestanding tub. However, this style would look just as good in any of the wide variety of finishes and colours available. So explore your creativity! 

Got a specific shade in mind but haven’t seen it anywhere? We have a state-of-the-art powder coating facility at our UK factory, so we can create a huge array of customised colours and finishes. Call on 01842 810 833 and we’ll be happy to help.