FYI: You're gonna need one of Urban Outfitters bath mats (because college bathrooms are nasty)

One way to stop your floor turning into an ocean

Colorful bath mats on pastel background
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Urban Outfitters bath mats are some of (if not) *the* best I've seen out there. Its ability to turn such a functional bathroom staple into something fun is second to none. Because name another retailer that pushes the bathroom boundaries with expletives and party motifs. No one is brave enough to do it like UO does.

The best bath mats stop you from having a slippery accident once you've stepped out of your cubicle (or shower-over-bath setup), and soak up any water that's escaped from your tub or enclosure. But that's not all they do! UO's designs inject your space with color and interest (yes, even those bland dorm spaces) for cheap.

All of the pieces I've chosen are under $40, and every single one is a) made from tufted cotton (for tactile coziness to keep toes warm), and b) machine washable. IMO it's one of the best investments you could make for your shower room. And, if your budget stretches, don't forget to see if Urban Outfitters stocks the matching shower curtain too. Because your bathroom is defo one place you can afford to be extra.

9 best Urban Outfitters bath mats

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Food-inspired bath mats

While I wouldn't indulge in a full-blown meal in the shower, I'm quite partial to a glass of wine propped on my bath tray. Being the foodie and small kitchen appliance expert, *of course* I'm going to give you edible-looking accessories.

Trend-inspired Bath Mats

Seen a trend on Instagram or TikTok that you want to experiment with, but are too scaredy-cat to go OTT with? A bath mat is a great way to test the waters to see if it's compatible with your space if you're not ready to fully commit.

Millenial bath mats

Born in the 90's or noughties. These were my childhood and teen decades so naturally I'm vibing with these styles. The shapes, colors, and cultural references make me feel incredibly nostalgic. So while no one's built a time machine, these bath mats will bring back the best memories.

Things to consider

A bath mat isn't *just* a bath mat. As I mentioned above, yes it works to soak up excess water and provide a stable surface in a very wet room, but to get the most out of it, ask yourself the following?

Size: Is it big enough? Sure you might have small feet, but if you live with someone else (especially a male with a typically larger foot span) you might need a bath rug with a wider diameter.

Material: This will determine the washability of your bath mat. Ideally, you'll want one that is machine washable so you don't have to buy a new one each time it gets dirty. All of the ones I've selected are made from 100% cotton.

How I chose these Urban Outfitters bath mats

Rather than ordering one of each of these Urban Outfitters bath mats, I scrolled through authentic customer reviews and took my pick of the most highly rated. Many of these mats have at least a 4-star review and some of these have been spotted on social media.

With our interior design hats on, we've selected styles that are trending rn. Granted, I don't get it right 100% of the time, UO has a good exchange and return policy so you can send it back.

Up next: The best Urban Outfitters shower curtains to step up your bathroom

Christina Chrysostomou
Former acting head ecommerce editor

Hi, I'm the former acting head ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a first class degree from Keele University, and a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket and have gone through the internal customer advisor accreditation process.