Happy March! I’ve been styling, photographing, and editing my office images this week (exciting!), which hasn’t left me a lot of time to spend in the kitchen tackling food prep, cooking complex dinners, or baking for fun this week. However, last night I did take the time to quickly swap some of our kitchen linens. It reminded me how easily that tiny, inexpensive task can totally change the look of a kitchen vignette- adding texture, functionality, pattern, and color. I love a timeless kitchen towel that is as pretty as it is absorbent. I enjoy switching them often to reflect the season or my mood, using them for daily dishes or dinner parties, and of course I like how they instantly make a kitchen feel lived in. Hang one from your range, dishwasher, cabinetry hardware, kitchen hooks, or the island for easy access. Click through to check out 35+ favorites I found and saved this week…
I know kitchen linens may not sound like an exciting design topic, but they’re one of those things I really enjoy collecting and curating. We use our kitchen towels often and a pretty one always makes me happy. Sometimes it’s the little things!
I usually have one draped over our sink or nearby hanging from the dishwasher pull to easily dry hands or dishes. That’s probably the one that gets used most frequently in our kitchen.
I also really love personalized, vintage, or embroidered kitchen towels… they feel extra special and bring a thoughtful touch to the kitchen. Those also make a great gift for newlyweds or the host of a party! The one pictured above is from an Etsy shop, and it’s very affordable ($14).
Other places you might notice my kitchen towels? Sometimes I’ll use them as oversized napkins, there is always one at our coffee bar, and I often use them for serving or hosting. They add a nice textural touch for tablescapes! Ready to see my favorites?
Click right on the objects to be redirected to the source, or use the numbered links below to shop my finds… not all are clickable.
01: hatch hand towel // 02: ticking stripe towel // 03: toile kitchen towel // 04: waffle towel // 05: measures kitchen towel // 06: monogrammed towel // 07: striped towel set // 08: black kitchen towel // 09: jadeite kitchen towels // 10: floral towel // 11: turkish dish towel // 12: patisserie towel // 13: flour sack towel // 14: olive towel // 15: pinstripe terry towel // 16: gingham towel // 17: farmhouse towels // 18: dish towel // 19: abbot towel // 20: cotton towels // 21: linen stripes kitchen towel // 22: chambray kitchen towel // 23: index of teas towel // 24: sage towel set // 25: french urn towel // 26: gray dish towel // 27: patchwork cotton towels // 28: monogrammed towel // 29: linen floral towel // 30: flax linen towels // 31: tea towel // 32: linen grid kitchen towel // 33: woven stripe towel // 34: super absorbent towels // 35: striped kitchen towel set
What are your favorites from the roundup? I think I have too many to count… there are some really gorgeous options in there for spring!
When I’m sourcing kitchen linens, I typically gravitate toward natural materials- like cotton and linen. They have a nice hand, they’re absorbent, and they always have a timeless look.
Another perk to towels that are made of natural materials… they get softer with each wash. We currently have linen towels in our kitchen (from the shop)… they’re over a year old and feel even better than they did on the day I brought them home.
I also like the relaxed and casual look that linen & cotton adds to a kitchen. I adore a kitchen that has a lived in look, and linens are an easy way to enhance that inviting feeling.
In regards to pattern, I’m partial to a classic stripe, floral, toile, unique typography, or simple solids that show off the material’s texture. Since our cabinetry is so bold, I usually keep the linens simple.
Do you also collect kitchen linens? How often do you swap yours? We have two drawers filled completely with kitchen towels, runners, placemats, and napkins in our kitchen. It’s a drawer I enjoy sifting through often! Sometimes the small things are the ones that really make a space feel fresh. I hope you’re having a good week so far. I’m not making any promises, but I’m hoping to have the office tour ready for Friday… if not, it will go live Monday (at the latest). Thanks for being patient with me! I can’t wait to share it with you.