Cozy Breakfast Nook Design Ideas


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The breakfast nookcan be a bit of a challenge to design depending on its location in the home and if there are windows or no windows. Typically the breakfast nook is a little kitchen corner nook, or it may be right off the kitchen.

Regardless of where the breakfast nook is in the house, there are general breakfast nook design ideas that you can follow that will most likely work in your breakfast nook. The idea of a breakfast nook is to keep everything comfortable and cozy so that it will be a place in your home that others gravitate towards.

The first area to focus on when designing a breakfast nook area is the furniture, you do not have a lot of space to work with so it is important to pick the right furniture and then accessories, knick-knacks and wall hangings can be designed around the furniture.

Breakfast Nook Table

The table should be the first item to choose when considering a breakfast nook design, the table should fit in the breakfast nook area with enough space around it for chairs and people to be able to sit in their chairs comfortably. You do not want to have a table and chairs so tightly packed in a room that it is difficult to people to pull out their chair and sit down, not being able to sit down comfortably is one of the fastest ways to deter family or guests from sitting in the breakfast nook area. Once you have a size in mind for your breakfast nook area, the next step is to make sure that the style of the breakfast nook table complements and flows with the style of your kitchen. It is important to make sure that the breakfast nook area is an extension of the kitchen and cohesiveness is important.

Breakfast Nook Chairs

Breakfast nook areas typically have chairs or bench style seating, depending on the size and shape of your breakfast nook area, it may be beneficial to go with just chair seating or it may be more beneficial to choose both chair and bench seating. The choice of seating really is personal preference and what type of seating will work or not work in the breakfast nook area. I believe people tend to be more comfortable in chairs because they like having their own space but sometimes bench seating really helps to give additional seating space and benches are a great place for storage of items such as dishes or pots and pans.

Breakfast Nook Accessories

Remember the idea of a breakfast nook area is to keep it comfortable and cozy, so the first point I focus on is making sure the rear-ends are comfortable and feeling good. Sitting in small areas such as breakfast nooks do not allow for a lot of movement or shifting so it is important that there are comfy cushions on the breakfast nook chairs. The breakfast nook cushions are also a great way to add color or texture to a room, the cushions can really make the breakfast nook area feel cohesive. Another way to add cohesiveness is by adding color or texture to the table with placements and /or napkins. Plants always make a room feel warm and inviting so try adding a tall plant to the corner of the breakfast nook area, plants add height to the room and they are visually appealing. If the breakfast nook area does not have windows, use a silk plant. Many silk plants are realistic looking and the best part is there is no maintenance. Add some wall hangings or even glass plates look beautiful displayed on a breakfast nook area, it is important to have interest on the walls but not to go overboard because there is such a limited amount of wall space.

Although the breakfast nook area can tricky to design, it can also be a lot of fun. Your own perception of design is probably better than you think, it is important to trust your own judgment. I have always found it helpful after I put each piece in the breakfast nook area to stand back and see how it looks, there is nothing wrong with moving things around multiple times until you feel comfortable. I have also found that having another set of eyes such as a family member or friend is very helpful!

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