Turkish towels are all the rage these days (just scroll through Instagram and you'll see what I mean). It's no surprise because they do so much more than what a regular towel can do. It's true, it's not just a towel.
They're versatile, lightweight, and durable. And, they look super good, no matter how you use them.
Here at The Bali Market we love that Turkish towels help you live a more minimalist life. We believe minimalism starts with useful and versatile products, and Turkish towels nail both usefulness and versatility.
That's just one reason we love Turkish towels. You can check out our About Us to see how we're cleaning up the junk in the Earth, in your home, and in your life.
But you didn't click on this article to read about how awesome our Turkish towels are. You clicked to learn seven cool ways you can use Turkish towels. So, here's what we want you to know.
Want a FULL guide to Turkish towels? Click to read ---> The Ultimate Guide: Everything You Need to Know Before You Buy Turkish Towels.
We asked our customers their most favorite ways they use their Bali Market Turkish towels. Here's what they had to say.
Sara of Larks & Co. (@shemley) used her Perfect Classic towel to set the table for a late afternoon lunch on the beach in Costa Rica.
You certainly don't need a table on the beach in order to use a Turkish towel as a runner, though. The Bali Market Turkish towels can be used as a table runner to add a boho chic vibe to your casual get togethers. Think brunch, summer BBQs or lunch with the girls.
To get the perfect towel for a tablecloth or runner, check out the Perfect Classic Towel.
Rocco (@rophowa) and Vanessa (@vanessalandit) both used their towels in cooler weather as a scarf. The Bali Market's Waffle Weave towel is the perfect choice for this use. It's slightly plush, making it a perfect fluffy blanket scarf!
Pro tip: If you're traveling, you can wear your Turkish towel as a scarf to the airport and then use it as a blanket on the plane. Talk about making the best use of this towel. Double duty!
Our customers agree, Turkish towels are simply too pretty to hide in a closet. They love to show off their Turkish towels on hooks, shelves, baskets and ladders inside and outside the bathroom. They also love to throw them over their couches or favorite chairs and even as a throw blanket on their bed. They add a splash of color and a little bit of pattern and a boho chic vibe to their home.
Turkish towels are generously sized and buttery soft for snuggling. Mix that with their pretty fringes and you get a towel that looks right at home on the couch.
Erin of @kismet_house is known for her boho-chic style and uses her towel as a light throw blanket in her CA 1970s beach house. She is so passionate about using her Perfect Classic towel as a throw blanket she commented "the first person that uses it as a towel dies!"
But even if someone did use it as a towel, it would be just fine. Turkish towels soften with use so go ahead and use them!
Ashley from @athomewithashley pairs her pink Turkish towel with a soothing cup of tea. She says "Now that it's warming up, I like to use a Turkish towel for a throw since it's perfectly light while being cozy. And how pretty is that pink color?!"
Because they're light and compact they also make ideal travel blankets. Tuck one in your carry-on and you can use it to cover-up on a chilly airplane.
The Bali Market's Essential Stripe towel is thick and perfect as a throw blanket.
You need a towel at the beach, why not have one that works as a stylish cover-up as well? Learning how to wear a Turkish towel is simple. You can wear it high like a dress or slung low on your hips like a skirt. Tuck it or tie it to get it to stay in place.
Victoria of @thesoutherntrunk spent a day outside with her family and brought along her towel as a spot to sit and have a few snacks. She wrote a cheerful post about her afternoon on her blog The Southern Trunk.
Rachel of @rachellaurenlucy was moving to her new house and knew she'd be without proper furniture for a bit. She set up this classy picnic to enjoy an afternoon with friends while she was waiting for her furniture to arrive.
The towels are oversized, but for a comfortable space to spread out and adequate room for the snacks, we recommend using one towel per 1-2 people.
You already know a Turkish towel makes a great sarong and picnic blanket. You also know it's perfect for adding texture and color around your home. Why not also use it as a beach towel?
Terry bath towels don't work well as beach towels. They're bulky and take forever to dry. It also looks like you just grabbed your bath towel and took it to the beach... You're chicer than that!
But Turkish towels work perfectly as both bath and beach towels. They have a casual beach style and they're so light they pack perfectly in your beach bag. Plus, they dry quickly so you'll never have to pack a damp towel for your trip home.
Jyotsna of @cuppajyo took her towel on a few of her trips. She travels around enjoying beaches all over the world and also in her home state of California.
Looking for a travel beach towel? We recommend our Saltwater Stripe.
April @aprilzelenka took her towel on a "don't think, just go" trip to Oahu, Hawaii. She said "When you head to the beach you have to pack the essentials. Sunglasses, wide brimmed hat and one of the adorable Turkish towels by The Bali Market."
[BONUS] 8. HANG THEM UP AS CURTAINS IN YOUR HOME OR RV
Ok, ok, I know you were expecting 7 ways to use Turkish towels, BUT, this one was too good not to share. Using Turkish towels as curtains has got to be one of the most creative ways to use Turkish towels! With a few clips, a rod and a couple Turkish towels Shelby @shelbyretsoor created these boho-casual curtains in her #rvliving home. The best part? No sewing required.
I bet you're thinking seriously about getting a Turkish towel (or you're planning to get more, and I can't say I blame you). Here's two fun facts about Turkish towels:
The thin, flat weave fabric makes them more versatile than their bulky terry-cloth counterpart. It also means they'll dry faster and never get stinky. You'll easily find uses for them in all areas of your life.
This one towel is all you'll need. You won't need to store different towels for bath and the beach. They're compact so they don't take up a bunch of space in your linen closet or suitcase when you travel. Turkish towels fit perfectly into a minimalist lifestyle.
1. Choose your favorite style and color (feel free to mix & match)
2. Order 2 towels per person in your home (2 bath + 2 hand)
3. Wash before using and use daily
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