Because I’m OCD, I’ve always purchased items in sets. Dinnerware? I need 12. Sheets? Gotta have the fitted, flat, and pillowcases. I was no different with towels. I had to have 2 washcloths, two hand towels, and two bath towels for each color. Well, I’ve decided it’s not worth it. We rarely use wash cloths. And certain colors of towels we use more often. Getting the main bathroom functional has made me rethink my old ways. I’ve been craving more color and pattern, so I’ve switched methods. Rather than buying a complete set of something, and not using all of it, I’m going to buy what I use and like. Not limiting myself to a set.
What spurred this revalation? Pretty towels at TJ Maxx. While the hand towels are pretty, I don’t want to pay $7 or more per towel for a matching set. So, I bought one hand towel. I brought it home and happily hung it in the bathroom.
And then I realized, I kind of bought two towels. You see, when flipped over, more of the white is exposed, making it look different.
A few days later, while browsing through World Market, I spotted a gray and coral floral towel. Perfect color combo, so I brought one home. The front has more gray than coral.
But the back has more pizzaz, and flashing the colorful coral made me smile.
When in Minnesota, I do as the Minnesotans do; shop at Target. For some reason, Minnesota Targets have slightly different stock. I couldn’t help throwing a gray and coral towel in the cart along with a fun yellow pillow to toss on the couch.
So excited to see what the new towels look like in the bathroom. Still haven’t found nice navy towels.
What’s your towel policy? Do you prefer matching sets? Or single fun towels for an eclectic look?