Update Your Kitchen with Colorful Fabric
Update your kitchen in a flash with fabric. From crafted or purchased curtains and shades to seat covers and more, find attractive and affordable ideas you can use in your kitchen.
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The pair of black-background prints in this tie-bottom balloon shade complements the porcelain tile countertop below.
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Have a Seat
Just off the work core, a fabric-topped banquette updates the expected kitchen table and chairs. Formal yet cozy, this is a relaxing spot at any time of day.
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Say It with Stripes
A vertically striped skirt on this cute kitchen's sink base hides plumbing pipes and sets the room's accent color scheme. Red also appears on the floor, wall sconces, and various pieces of pottery.
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Classic granite and richly stained wood are easy to update: Just change the fabric that tops your kitchen chairs or barstools. A few yards of fabric makes all the difference.
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A Summer Place
Take a break from cooking in this windowseat furnished with cool green floral fabric on shades and seat cushions. Wicker chairs add to the summery décor.
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A flirty skirt suits this vintage apartment's era and charm. Neutral fabric lets items displayed on open shelves stand out.
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A red tomato and green pepper print pops against this kitchen's practical white color scheme. The large-scale pattern screens pantry shelves and the area under the sink; its companion border appears as a Roman shade.
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A Little Bit Country
This one-of-a-kind hutch project combines crown molding, rococo arches, seeded glass, beaded board, and fabric shirred behind chicken wire panels.
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What was once wasted space between ovens and china display is now a convenient seating and storage unit. Pastel print fabrics keep the mood light.
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Give 'Em the Slip
All wrapped up and tied with a bow, slipcovers add charm and romance to plain wood barstools. If anything spills on them, the covers are easy to remove for laundering.
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French doors can be a little too revealing in front of cluttered pantry shelves. Use yard goods or sheets -- one casing already exists -- to screen the scene.
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The Same but Different
The color red unifies two very different fabrics in this dining bay. Stripes on the valances harmonize with paisley on the chairs. Paint on the upper walls ties everything together.
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Salvaged cabinets find new purpose as this colorful island. Paint and beaded board hide the wood's imperfections, and crisp fabric replaces missing glass doors.
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Pretty in Plaid
Folksy, and a little patriotic, the print on this sink skirt goes well with the kitchen's baskets, stoneware bowls, and farm-style sink.