Top 10 contemporary tea towels

Whether you love it, or hate it, have a dishwasher, or not, every home kitchen needs a tea towel - even if all you do is hang them up to be admired.

For those that are drying up, a quirky tea towel can liven up the experience and raise a smile or two and there are some great contemporary tea towels on the market today. It’s been hard to choose, but here are our current top 10 favourites.

1. Birdsong Tea Towel


This bright and funky fuschia coloured tea towel would add a splash of colour and liven up any dark kitchen corner. By Lush Designs, it features the joys of spring and birdsong.

Buy it from To Dry For (the tea towel emporium), it costs £10.

2. A Meal Without Wine…. Tea Towel


It says it all really – if you love slogans on your tea towels and a big fan of meals without wine, then this could be the perfect tea towel for you!

It’s available from To Dry For for £8.50.

3. Owl Tea Towel


This organic fairtrade cotton tea towel, with the colours blue, white and black, features a starry night with two owls perched in a tree.

The owl tea towel is available from Hunkydory Home for £10.

4. Russian Doll Home Tea Towel


One of the current trends in home designs is the traditional stacking Russian doll, which is cropping up in all sorts of items.

Whilst the traditional image and bright colours may be too whimsical for some, this tea towel, with its horizontal design, offers a modern black and white take on Russian dolls that may fit more comfortably in a contemporary home.

It’s designed by Ros Shiers and costs £10 from To Dry For.

5. Beach Hut Tea Towel


This blue and white beauty features a range of beach huts and could remind you of summer days and holidays.

It’s available from the Creative Flourish shop on Not On The High Street and costs £7.

6. A Room Of One’s Own Tea Towel


One for literary fans, this purple, black and white tea towel features the iconic design of a Penguin book classic, A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf.

It’s £8.76 from Art Meets Matter.

7. Give Me Sunshine Tea Towel


This jolly tea towel makes me want to burst into song. It’s designed by Mary Fellows and is made of cotton.

You can get your kitchen sunshine fix by buying it from Pips Trip for £9.50.

8. Just Do It Tea Towel


The ultimate motivation tea towel, and perfect for encouraging someone to get on with the drying up!

The Just Do It tea towel can be purchased from Where Did You Buy That for £11.99.

9. Love Birds Tea Towel


In a classic black and white style, this simple but effective Ferm Living design features six black birds perched on a branch.

The Love Birds tea towel is made from 100% organic cotton and is packaged in recycled cardboard. You can buy it from Mode Twenty One £9.50.

10. Sprig Tea Towel


This bright and cheerful contemporary turqouise tea towel is digitally printed with a sprig design and has a handy hanging tab. It’s available from Velvet Boutique £11.


This blog post is part of the ‘Pass It On Kitchen series’, a collaborative blogging project.

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