If you have enough space for this, we strongly recommend that you include a breakfast nook in your home. This space can be the perfect place for the family to gather, whether it’s your morning cup of coffee or the kids’ homework after school. Keep reading to learn how to set up a breakfast nook that feels just as comfortable and functional.
Get creative with seating
Seating is the main feature of a breakfast room. However, in this matter, we advise you to think beyond the standard table and chairs. Get a little creative with your chair. Breakfast nooks are supposed to be relaxation areas and well-formed or otherwise ready-made seating can go a long way to making you feel at home.
That said, you have a few different options to consider. You can turn your breakfast nook into a corner and provide rounded seats, as in the image above. Alternatively, you can create a complete cabin for a restaurant look or install sofas under a kitchen window.
Includes statement lighting
When creating a new functional space in your home, it is important to include visual cues to indicate it as separate from the rest of the space. Your breakfast nook is no exception. You’ll want to include a few design elements to help anchor the corner as a space in itself. The best way to do this is to hang a light fixture above the table.
As for what we mean by “statement lighting”, in this matter we are talking about everything that will attract attention. It can be the shape, like the one in the image above, or the size. A good rule of thumb is that your lamp should usually be about 3/4 the width of your table.
Keep it comfortable
Imagine: you sit in your breakfast nook every morning to enjoy a cup of coffee and brighten up the day. It doesn’t look like a space that should be dark and cold, does it? On the contrary, quite the contrary. We recommend that you make your breakfast area as comfortable as possible. Create a space where people want to sit and relax for a long time.
When it comes to creating a comfortable feeling in your space, it’s all about incorporating the right textiles. Here you want to opt for upholstered furniture rather than unfurnished chairs, which tend to feel colder and less inviting. Then stack the accessories. A few well-placed pillows will go a long way here. If you live in a cooler climate, there is no shame in including a blanket as well.
Keep it casual and fun
Finally, take the time to think about the aesthetics that you are pursuing in this space. As a rule, breakfast nooks are more casual than formal. These are spaces intended for a quick breakfast before work or school, an afternoon snack or an evening study session. Ideally, they should feel more fun than stuffy to encourage daily use.
The two best ways to get this feeling are color and pattern. Take note of the photo above and incorporate these two design elements into your upholstery and accessories. Of course, you can also go a step further and include the wall in your design. Consider adding a whimsical touch with a chalkboard wall or patterned wallpaper.