Unique Paper Towel Holders

Traditionally seen as primarily functional items that you can run to whenever you spill something in the kitchen, unique paper towel holders can actually be a conscious decorative choice.

From styles that complement your decor to fun twist and conversation-starters, there are all kinds of creative paper towel holders to choose from.

Before we show you our favorite ideas, identify which of these categories would be a better fit for you:

●       Countertop paper towel holders are the most versatile option: you can move them around whenever you need (for example, if you’d like to bring them to the table for your guests) and you won’t have to worry about reassembling them should you move in the future. They’re also available in a wider variety of unique designs

●       Wall-mounted paper towel holders are a more permanent but wiser option if you haven’t got a lot of countertop space left

Unique paper towel holders with a simple but eye catching design

Unique paper towel holders with a simple but eye catching design

If you don’t want a boring paper towel holder but not even a crazy design, we recommend choosing a model that adds one quirky element to the traditional tube shape.

For example, this fisherman design does so for both decorative and functional reasons: its unique element is small and tasteful, but the fish is also there to prevent the next piece of paper from flapping open. 


Cool paper towel holder for a fun twist

Cool paper towel holder for a fun twist

One of the best things about these unique paper towel holders is that you don’t necessarily need to spend extra money for a fun design compared to classic rod-style alternatives.

Sometimes, a simple addition is all you need. Plastic designs like this little ‘buddy’ won’t break the bank, but they’ll definitely grab your guests’ attention.

Decorative paper towel holder

Decorative paper towel holder

If you’re aiming for a cohesive kitchen, it’s important to choose a unique paper towel holder that actively complements your current decor.

Your palette is a great starting point: try looking for a design in one of its three main hues (for the best results, one that will stand out against its background).

Still, the actual style matters just as much. Minimalist or ornate? Contemporary or retro? For example, this decorative paper towel holder would be perfect in a traditional kitchen.

Metal or ceramic paper towel holder

Metal or ceramic paper towel holder

While plastic is a popular cost-effective option, stronger materials might be a better match if you’re looking for a more elegant paper towel holder or one that’s guaranteed to last you for many years.

We’ve also found that metal and ceramic paper towel holders offer more decorative possibilities, both when it comes to colors and intricate designs.

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Cute paper towel holder

Cute paper towel holder

Your unique paper towel holder could even showcase a more ornate or delicate design. This works especially well with more feminine interior styles like shabby chic kitchens or the detail-focused French country decor.

Look for harmonious lines or—why not—even designs representing something cute like an animal or a flower.

Unique paper towel holder for your decor

Unique paper towel holder for your decor

Another easy way of introducing a unique paper towel holder that actively complements your decor is to stick to one of its signature motifs.

For example, if you have a coastal kitchen, you could look for starfish, seashells, or lighthouses.

Shabby chic style? Roses and other floral designs (especially in pink and red shades) are key.

Rustic or countryside inspiration? Look for animal motifs or wooden designs. You get the gist, right?

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Animal paper towel holder

Animal paper towel holder

Animal lover at heart? As well as homaging them through a small nod or a motif, don’t forget that you can actually choose an animal paper towel holder whose entire design is based on your favorite one.

From dogs to cats and farm animals, these designs are some of the most attention-grabbing options out there.

Keep in mind that, in most cases, they’ll follow a horizontal rather than vertical design, which might need some getting used to.

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Creative paper towel holder in a neutral monochrome design

Creative paper towel holder in a neutral monochrome design

Wanting a unique paper towel holder that stands out doesn’t automatically mean that you must choose the brightest colors and run the risk of compromising your palette.

Think about it: paper towel rolls are usually white, so a versatile neutral finish like black will automatically stand out against it!

Rather than a noticeable top, you can simply look for a design with a creative element on its outer side.

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Unique wall mount paper towel holder

Unique wall mount paper towel holder

Just because you prefer wall-mounted paper towel holders, it doesn’t mean that you have to stick to boring or primarily functional designs.

In fact, how about making the most of that section of wall space by choosing one that comes with a shelf?

You could use it to store some items that you’d like to keep always at hand or even to showcase decorative ones like ornaments and recipe books.

Unique paper towel holders with spice cabinets

Unique paper towel holders with spice cabinets

There are all kinds of unique paper towel holders that combine a wall-mount design with other functional elements, so take the time to figure out what else could be useful in your kitchen.

Maybe it’s a spice rack or a practical slot to grab some foil without ripping the entire sheet?

A dual-use design is definitely a wise choice in smaller kitchens where every inch of space matters!

Our advice Buying Guide

Paper towel holders, those indispensable fixtures that rarely get the attention they deserve. Be it the kitchen or the restroom, think about the number of times that you reach out to grab a paper towel. Many a time, with one hand.

And every single time, a paper towel rolls out smoothly. Or does it?

If your old paper towel holder it is too flimsy and tips over when you pull out a towel or if it is too loose and you end up pulling out half the roll at one go, then an upgrade might be on the cards. Only this time, you can select one that also serves as a focal point in your bathroom. Here’s a little shopping guide to help you select a unique paper towel holder.

How to mount a paper towel holder?

Paper towel holders can be categorized into wall mounted or countertop designs. Your choice will depend on the available space in the kitchen or the bathroom.

In limited space setups, a wall mounted paper towel holder utilizes the dormant vertical space. Countertop models are best suited for kitchens with ample room. Once you decide on the type of installation, it’s time to select the type of dispenser.

The types of paper towel dispensers are there?

The type of dispenser in the holder should be compatible with the type of paper towels that you use normally.

  • Perforated paper towel rolls are the easiest to use. You can tear as much as you need. These work best with simple towel holders that have a vertical bar in the center, a weighted base to prevent them from tipping over and a spring loaded dispensing mechanism.
  • Pull down dispensers, which are typical in wall mounted towel holders feature a spring assisted release mechanism which allows users to tear off one towel at a time, rather than tearing half the roll off at once.

What are the most unique paper towel holders available?

All it takes is some out of the box thinking to create a unique paper towel holder.

  • There are holders designed to mimic a wooden barrel with a vertical slot that allows users to tear off one or multiple towels at a time. These can be made of solid wood for kitchen use or ceramic for use in the bathroom. These prevent the towel roll from getting dusty or stained due to oil spills.
  • Metal paper towel holders with intricate latticework allows you to eyeball when the roll needs to be replenished. Not to mention that they look stunning.
  • One of the most creative and unique designs that we’ve come across is a kitchen knife styled metal bar with a round wooden base. The detailing is so amazing that it can almost pass off for an actual kitchen knife. The heavy duty wooden base provides it the much needed weight to prevent tipping off.
  • Antiques can be repurposed to convert them into paper towel holders. Have an old brass faucet? Attach it to a metal pipe and it gets converted into a rustic looking towel holder. Have a tall wooden giraffe statute? Use the neck as a paper towel holder.


Unique ceramic hand towel soap and toilet paper holder

Unique ceramic hand towel soap and toilet paper holder
Very original hand-styled holder for towels and toilet paper. These white hands hold a horizontal element made of metal. They are not only practical, but they also decorate bathrooms and other indoors.

Classic Paper Towel Holder

Classic Paper Towel Holder
Made of aluminum decorative paper towel rack is a wonderful detail for each type of interior. Classic Floral details captivate style and timeless character. Beautifully presented both in the kitchen and in the dining room stle.


A funny eye-catching contemporary toilet paper holder in the form of ... a female clothes dummy. It's dressed in black shoes, beige shorts and a blouse. A roll of toilet paper is put on a rod in the place where a neck is.

Metal paper towel holder faucet metal

Metal paper towel holder faucet metal
A funky addition to a kitchen in an industrial style – an unusual and unique paper towel holder made out of wrought iron and meant to resemble a faucet with a valve, giving the piece a one-of-a-kind appearance.

Paper Towel Holder

Paper Towel Holder
It is very useful to have a paper towel holder at home. You can always easily reach it and clean your hands when you need to. It has a light wooden construction so you can try mounting it to the walls.

Industrialrustic toilet paper holder

Industrialrustic toilet paper holder
A small, but useful and aesthetic element of equipment. This toilet paper holder features a metal holding element and a durable wooden construction of the mounting surface. This hand-made product is solid and aesthetic.

Patrice Paper Towel Holder

Patrice Paper Towel Holder
This is a must-have for every kitchen. This Paper Towel Holder in Venetian Bronze Finish features a weighted bottom for proper stability, heavy duty steel construction for durable usage, and a sturdy screw with a ring-like tip.

Perfect Tear Paper Towel Holder

Perfect Tear Paper Towel Holder
This unique paper towel holder is not only very practical, but also extraordinary stylish! Check it out and enjoy an amazing design in your kitchen together with the highest functionality and convenience.

Pipe paper towel holder

Do you need to refresh the toilet, bathroom or kitchen? You will do that with the unique paper towel holder! It features the ceramic construction and light blue color, which fits to any style.

Unique paper towel holders

This unique paper towel holder brings the exclusive touch to any interior. It has got the bronze finish , glass base and beautiful decoration. Everyone will be impressed how fab this product is.

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This paper towel holder is a nice and practical decoration for any kitchen. Hand crafted from sturdy materials, the holder as well as its lattice design brings rustic accents, and a helping hand in case of a spill.

Country paper towel holders

A unique look for a funky and cute paper towel holder with a round, wooden base made out of a piece of walnut wood. The frame of the holder is made to resemble a knife sticking out of the base, giving the piece an unusual vibe.

Zorb ceramic paper towel holder

Zorb Ceramic Paper Towel Holder

Sea Life Turtle Dolphin Fish Seashell Paper Towel Holder

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Decorative country cow paper towel holder

Decorative Country Cow Paper Towel Holder

Hummingbird Kitchen Paper Towel Holder

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Zebra toilet paper holder

Original toilet paper holder in the shape of photo camera. It is made of plastic and finished with pastel colors. Adds freshness and modernity to any bathroom.

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Mud Pie Lobster Paper Towel Holder

A fun take on the traditional paper towel holder - paper towel holder with a small lobster. Features detailed metal lobster icon and mango wood rod and base accented with decorative bronze grommets. Original and unique addition to the kitchen, perfect as a gift for a housewarming.

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Paxis Place - Unique to Paxis Place - Paper Towel Holder

Unique paper towel holders

Here is something truly unique that can be an original decoration for your master bathroom. This toilet paper holder is designed from horseshoes, and two pieces of material that resembles horse legs. A great addition, especially, for country interiors.

Chicken paper towel holder

This cute, little giraffe is made of rustic cast iron, adding a funky accent to your bathroom or kitchen decor. This whimsical paper towel holder has the size of 65 In. L x 3.35 In. W x 18.5 In. H.

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Unusual towel racks

A unique proposition for the fans of nautical wildlife. This unique brass paper towel holder is a unique construction, comprising all the nautical wildlife in one place - including turtles, dolphins, fishes etc.

Country paper towel holder

The eternal fight of cats with dogs is really just an expression of perverse friendship. For lovers of both animals, a unique paper towel holder was created. It has a post in the form of a green tree with a cat at the top and a dog at the bottom.

Designer paper towel holder

Very useful especially when you are in the heat of cooking, you have dirty hands and you are looking to grab a towel without getting dirty all around. The unique brass paper towel holder can be mounted in the kitchen cabinet.

Paper Towel Holder

Paper Towel Holder

Unique hand towel holders

In a unique way, you can pay attention to the passion for industrial elements at home. Surprisingly, instead of a traditional toilet paper rack - in the bathroom, there appears industrial pipes finished in a dark color as a unique 2-paper towel holder.

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Nautical Beach Cottage Reclaimed Cedar

Rustic paper towel holders

Diy a washboard, spindle and curtain rod holders, would also work for paper towels or bath towels

Nautical paper towel holder

A very unique and useful addition to any kitchen decor. This wall holder for paper towels features a rustic chicken wire design. It looks very attractive and features solidity and resistance to negative factors.

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Cool paper towel holder

A functional, country-styled element designed for kitchen use. This paper towel holder features a rooster pattern, so its construction is not only supportive and functional, but it also decorates kitchen indoors.

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