I learned how to fold mismatched towels so that they look good when I helped a friend who owns coastal cottages that she rents out.

The same type of fold for each stack of towels is important, but the trick to making mismatched towels – you know, the kind where they are different sizes, different colors, or have different style embroidered strips on each end – is to make the final folds where the ends are landing inside the fold, instead of on the outside.

Try it out!

Send me your folded towel picture and I’ll post it below.