Wondering how to create a cozy breakfast nook in your kitchen? It's not as hard as you think to design a welcoming space to savor your morning coffee and toast! By dedicating a little corner of your kitchen and bringing in a few key decor elements, you can create a cozy nook that's sure to be the perfect morning retreat. Here's what you'll need:
1. A Breakfast Bar. A versatile furniture piece (like the one pictured above) has a flip-up leaf for breakfast bar seating, but folds down to function as an island. (It's also a great place to store your coffeemaker, favorite mug, and morning granola.)
2. A Comfortable Stool. Buy a bar stool or counter stool with a plush, padded seat and good back support. Deciding which type of stool to buy will depend on the height of your breakfast bar - counter stools have a 24-26" seat height (perfect for a 28-30" high table), while a bar stool seat is right around 30" high (suited for a 40-43" high table).
3. Overhead Lighting. Create a calm morning mood with a gorgeous chandelier, classic pendant light, or simple celiing fixture - whatever suits your taste. (For added ambiance, install a dimmer switch!) In the scenario above, we've chosen a ceiling fan with a light kit, since it's perfect for stirring up a cool breeze on hot summer mornings.
4. Artwork and Decor. Personalize your breakfast nook with a few of your favorite things - whether it's a favorite art piece (how cute are those coffee-themed works above?), antique dishware, or a rad retro toaster, these little details will put the finishing touches on your nook and really make it yours.
Want to get this look at home? Check out our Breakfast Nook sale event starting Tuesday July 24th!
Orange juice image credit: Tastespotting.
How to Create a Cozy Breakfast Nook