{inspired} kitchen fabric options

So, as for the kitchen remodel, we're getting so close to the fun and pretty part - decorating! Adding some color, some fabric, etc. The stressful part, though, is that I freeze and quadruple guess myself when it comes to picking out fabric. I am the worst at picking fabric - it takes me forever. And in this case, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. Let me set the scene for you guys.

Because of the new couch, and yet to be shown new ottoman that will serve as a coffee table, we're mixing up the entire first floor a little. I'm looking for ottoman fabric (desperately needs recovering), kitchen window fabric and nook window fabric. Because everything is so open to each other, they need to coordinate on some level. I'm also trying to decide if the kitchen window fabric should match the nook window fabric to give in a cleaner look, but then I think it might be more fun to have a different fabric. See? Factors.

Our rug, which I love, is pretty traditional. The color palette in the rooms, as I talked about last spring, will be blues and greens. As a lot of you probably know, I'm really drawn to geographic patterns, which I think would balance out the traditional rug really well. Here's what I've been looking at so far:
I love them all! Oh, but there isn't a lot of green here, so I'm still looking.

A part of me also really loves soft florals, though. And I think they play off graphic patterns beautifully - when done well. My fear with these, though, is they can quickly escalate to granny. Granny is NOT the look I'm going for, but these fabrics can be nice:

It's a start, right? I'm sure we'll be talking about this more :).

Friends, how do you narrow and choose fabrics?


  1. Oh I like your picks! Do you plan on having full curtains in both the kitchen and nook, or will it be a valance length in one or the other? You could always do a cheater roman shade in the kitchen. I love the ones in the 2nd and 3rd rows along with the schumacher. When I'm planning, I figure fabric is a very easy thing to switch out so try not to over think it! Good luck!

  2. I have the same problem with picking fabric. I really like the first two graphic prints and the bottom two florals! Good luck!

  3. You, my friend, are so very creative!!! White wooden blinds. That is how I choose fabrics. :)

  4. How did I miss this post? Is the rug that you refer to the one in your living room adjacent to the kitchen? I love the idea of maybe doing something different on the kitchen window vs the nook - keeping with the same color palette. If you did a geometric in the kitchen, the nook would be pretty with a floral. You could even trim out your kitchen fabric with another color that you bring in with the nook fabric. Lots of fun choices and possibilities. I really love the Mader fabric that I used on our cafe curtains in the kitchen and I think there is at least one blue colorway (but maybe not a lot of green in it). Looking forward to seeing what you choose.


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