I've done a cloth drape once, it never really looked "right".
Maybe consider a simple panel that could be held in place with 4 - cabinet door magnets. I think you might find that a clean, modern look. It also would not take advanced cabinet building skills to do.You would need 4 cabinet magnets and a handle or knob. I've also seen a single 3/4" finger hole drilled in the upper center to remove the panel.