Guest Room Decorating Ideas: Towel Wall

Do you have a guest room or a kids room or bath where towel management is needed?  If you are a mom, then I know you are well-versed in how kids hang up their wet towels – they don’t.   They usually end up on the floor.   I have a guest room, but not a guest bath, so when guests come they share the bathroom that my daughters use.

The only problem with so many people using one bathroom is what to do with all the wet towels?  There are never enough hooks to allow them all to dry. With the help of some handy Command™ Brand Damage-Free double hooks, I think I have come up with a solution to the problem.

Guest-Room-Towel-Wall using Command Brand Double hooks

I created a place for my guests to hang their towels in the guest room not the bathroom using Command™ Brand Damage-Free Hanging Double Hooks. They come in 3 colors, I chose the slate to go with the black accents I have in my guest room.

Towel hooks on wall displayed in a decorative way

If you have used any of the Command™ Brand products, then you know how easy they are to use and remove.  The best part they leave no holes or damage, so after your guests leave  – you could easily remove them if you wanted.  You can make them as permanent or temporary as you like.

guest room wall before:

Guest-Room-before makeover



I dubbed this corner, Guest Grand Central.  I stocked the tray stand with water, energy bars, area maps, extra towels, magazines, and some chocolate in the form of Hershey Kisses – everything a guest would need.


…plus it looks nice and organized and allows the towels a place to fully dry that is out of the way.    No more looking for a hook or worse, have the guest place a wet towel over a piece of furniture to dry.  Yes, this has happened to me on more than one occasion. Wet towels placed on wood furniture to dry  – get stuck. When you find a dried towel, it is too late, it needs to be peeled off, leaving a terrycloth imprint and towel fibers on the wood surface.  Which then means furniture refinishing time!

supplies needed:

  • Wood letters (to spell out the word “TOWELS”)
  • Isopropyl rubbing alcohol
  • Command™ Brand Double Hooks in Slate
  • Command™ Brand Medium Picture Hanging Strips

Note: Follow all Command™ Brand package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesive strip placement and recommended weight claims; for example one Command™ Brand Double Hook holds a maximum weight of 3 pounds.

Command Brand Picture-Hanging-Strips

1. Clean the back of each letter and the wall area with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, and let dry.

2. For each letter, you will need one set of Command™ Brand Medium Picture Hanging Strips. To make a set, simply attach two strips together until they snap. (Note: 1 set of medium strips will hold 3 lbs.)

Command Brand Picture Hanging Hooks Snap together

3. Remove one green liner from one of the Command™ Brand Picture Hanging Strips, and attach it to the back of the wood letter. Remove the other green liner, and press the letter into place on the wall firmly for 30 seconds. Repeat this process for each of the remaining wood letters.

Guest-or Kids Room-Decorating-Towel-Wall

4. Remove the letters from the wall by slowly pulling the bottom of each one straight towards you. Press the strips for 30 seconds on the wall and on the letters to allow for proper adhesion. Wait one hour to re-mount the letters, pressing the fasteners together until they click.


5. To create the towel rack, you will need six Command™ Brand Double Hooks, spaced evenly along the molding in the corner of the room.

Command Brand Double-Hooks

6. Remove the red liner of the adhesive strip and press to the hook firmly for 30 seconds. Then, remove the black liner from the adhesive strip and press the hook to the wall for 30 seconds. For maximum holding strength, slide the hook up and off the wall, and press the base to the wall for 30 seconds.


7. Repeat this process for each of the five remaining hooks. Slide the hooks off their bases and wait one hour before adding the hook back to the wall and hanging colorful towels for your guests.


For more guest room decorating ideas, add additional items to the area for your guests, such as sparkling water, local maps and restaurant guides.


If you would like to learn more about Command™ Brand products and see more ideas on how you can use Command Picture Hanging Strips and Damage-Free products in your home you can visit their web site –

I am working with Command Brand from 3M to share projects I created in my home. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Oh, I pinned this. Cannot forget this priceless idea! THANKS

  2. I hadn’t thought about using Command hooks. Great idea! I have each guest choose a different color towel so they can use it more than once. Another thought…I stay away from chocolates wrapped in foil because little bits of chocolate seem to get on the floor or furniture (not good). Six weeks of guests during my six months in FL make me eager for ideas!

  3. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    You so amaze me with all the clever ideas.

    How much were the letters? Okay, wondering where I can get them around my neck of the woods. And I bet they are expensive too.

    I must have those Command hook thingies. I love that they don’t damage the wall if you decide to move them. Put them on my list.

    1. Danneel Mitchell says:

      The letters are sold at Michaels! They come in white and black. The cost (depending where you are) can start at $3.99 to $5.99 per letter.

      1. Sheryll & Critters. says:

        Thank you Danneel.

  4. Rebecca - HomeSeasons says:

    This is such a great transformation! Loving the block letters you added. Thanks for sharing!

  5. This! My full bath is quite small and has no counter space – but why designate permanent bathroom space to temporary guests?! This is perfect out-of-the-box thinking!

  6. Thank you Diane, it is because of you that we have gone Command Hook crazy in our home. I love this towel idea!

  7. I love this guest bathroom update. Great idea. So neat and pretty:)

  8. Danneel Mitchell says:

    Love this space! I do not have a guest room, but I can use this idea in my own bath. The letters are also awesome! (Michaels) I spend a better part of my check at work. (Michaels) Your blog and projects have pushed me over the edge! :)

  9. Jann Newton says:

    This is a great use of the corner! Good job.

  10. Debbie @ Deliciously Inspired says:

    This is so cute and such a good use of space. It takes a bare corner and gives it a voice that says “look at me – wink wink.” Thanks for the great pictures especially on using the Command products.

  11. I love this! I hung a rack that has 5 hooks on it (from Hobby Lobby) in my guest bath for this very reason. The rack may have been intended as a coatrack, but it’s all some kind of wrought iron-type of material, so it looks decorative when empty, and it holds plenty of wet towels when guests come.

    I really love the table you tucked in the corner with water & snacks, and I love the extra towels in the basket below. I roll guest towels into sets & tie a ribbon or rope-twine around each set. It keeps the sets together and looks cute too, but I may be stealing your idea of putting them into a basket. I also have every intention of stealing your idea w/the little table the next time I see a small cute table in a thrift shop that’s begging for a painted facelift! :)