Kitchen Curtain Fabric Shopping

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  January 16, 2014 — 6 Comments

I took down the cafe curtains in my kitchen for a few days while I painted and despite the privacy concerns (we live in an historic neighborhood where the houses are really close together), I kind of dug the added light.

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I decided to keep the cafe curtains but maybe hang them a few inches lower, which would require hemming the fabric panels and, you know, I have just never been in love with those curtains. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to change out the fabric. But before I did anything drastic I decided to try hanging up some cloth napkins with curtain clips as a stand-in.

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I decided I definitely wanted my new curtains to reach all the way to the windowsill, but the lowered height was perfect and the pop of color was fun too. So fun, in fact, that I decided to scrap my original plan to whip up some plain white curtains from fabric I already had on hand and shop around for some more colorful fabric instead. This is only a few feet away from the large-scale floral fabric in the laundry room, so I think that something geometric or small-scale would play nicely. I’m also really digging the idea of navy blue. Here are a few choices I rounded up, all under $12/yard:

geometric and small scale navy curtain fabrics1 / 2 / 3 / 4

5 / 6 / 7 / 8

Here’s a tip when shopping online: pin things you’re interested in to Pinterest (you can use a secret board if you don’t want anyone to see) and Pinterest will suggest other boards that the item has been pinned to. This can help you discover new possibilities through pinners who have similar tastes. I found a couple of these picks that way, and another was through the “you may also like” sidebar on fabric.com. How do you wade through the thousands of fabric options out there to find what you’re looking for (at a price you can afford)? And which fabric do you think I should choose? I have a favorite, but I’m not totally sold.

 

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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6 responses to Kitchen Curtain Fabric Shopping

  1. I choose #6!

  2. I Love #6 and #4! I am digging anything navy and gold now, so I love your color choice.

  3. Thanks for the input! I was leaning towards #3 but changed my mind after hearing from y’all!

  4. Go for the stripe #5! In my experience stripes always look great. And think how quick it will be to cut them out!

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