Skirted cabinets are often fixtures in country kitchens and retro spaces. But, see what you can do with skirted cabinets in all kinds of decor styles.
In every home I’ve ever lived in, cabinets have always come with doors. Creaky or silent, with or without knobs, still, there is no way around the typical, ordinary kitchen cabinet with doors.
But, as the world of decor always amazes and surprises me, there’s also this thing showing up right now on a lot of design blogs and magazines: the skirted cabinet.
I find skirted cabinets an interesting curiosity when it comes to home decor. They can look amateurish and “least-complicated last resort” but can also give a kitchen or bathroom a touch of je ne sais quoi that really changes the feel of the whole place. Let’s have a look at some trends and ideas for using skirted cabinets.
Shabby-chic and eclectic
The first impression of skirted cabinets, to me, is one of shabby-chic and eclectic. Changing your cabinet doors for a fabric skirt requires some creativity and comfort with risk–after all, everyone’s gonna ask you what happened to your doors.
But hey, if that’s what you’re going for, go ahead: skirted cabinets can make your kitchen look more creative and personal than with anonymous cabinet doors.
Modern and contemporary
But skirted cabinets can also be used in spaces that are more modern–surprising, I know! However, I did find several instances of beautiful skirted cabinets that match the contemporary style of a kitchen or laundry room.
It’s all about choosing the right fabric.
You can also use understated fabrics with geometrical prints to complement more minimalistic spaces.
Add some pizzaz to a rental
Skirted cabinets reach they full potential as both practical and beautiful in rental units.
If you’re a renter, it’s easy to change the fabric that comes with your unit to something that suits your tastes. When you leave, you can simply put back the original skirt. No damage, and you get to at least make a choice or two about the look of your apartment.
Skirted cabinets: would you dare?
Now, skirted cabinets aren’t for everyone. They are “heavier” than doors and can easily distract from the rest of a decor. But they can also add a touch of needed color and personality in an otherwise drab room.
What do you think? Do you prefer good old doors, or would you dare to skirt a cabinet or two? Let me know in the comments!