Mornings are rough, but there are things you can do to make yours a little more, well... bearable. Coffee, for one thing. And second, making sure that you have a delightful little spot to sit down and sip it in the morning. A breakfast nook might seem like an extravagant treat–especially if you're short on space–but I promise it will be worth the few square feet to prop up a bench and a table by your sunniest window to enjoy breakfast every morning.

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Which one of these breakfast nooks would you like to wake up to?