You’re 4 Steps Away From the Breakfast Nook of Your Dreams

published Oct 20, 2019
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Congratulations! If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re lucky enough to have a breakfast nook in your home or apartment. (Or maybe you’re simply dreaming of the day you will have a breakfast nook, which also deserves some kudos.)

I recently moved into a new place with a small dining area, and am thrilled that I no longer need to perch on a bar stool or balance a plate on my lap on the couch. (Hey, we’ve all done it before!)

The only thing better than dining in a breakfast nook? Decorating it to your heart’s desire. Fortunately, styling your cozy corner is incredibly easy. Follow the simple steps below to put the fun back in fine dining.

Choose Chairs That Make a Statement

Now isn’t the time to settle for regular old dining chairs! Get fancy by picking out some seating with a little extra personality. Courtney of A Thoughtful Place opted for darling blue bistro chairs that give off major French cafe vibes. Make sure that whatever seating you select is comfy and not too stuffy. This isn’t a formal dining space; it’s a place to lounge with coffee and the morning paper, eat an after school snack, or enjoy a solo dinner in peace.

Get Cozy with Pillows

Sit down and stay awhile, why don’t you? Pillows will encourage guests (or roommates!) to enjoy their meals a bit longer. We love the mudcloth patterns in Kate Kordsmeier’s home, but you can really go in any direction you like in terms of picking a style or color scheme. Just be mindful of what kind of fabric you choose if you live with little ones (or adults!) who might be spill-prone.

Credit: Ashley Campbell

Hang a Gorgeous Fixture

ICYMI: Great lighting is crucial to a breakfast nook. Take the time to replace the boring pendant that came with your place and hang something eye-catching, like the beautiful beaded beauty shown above in Ashley Campbell’s home. Doesn’t it do wonders for space? I couldn’t love it more!

Credit: Cassandra LeValle

Plop Down a Rug

Placing a rug under your table will add the perfect finishing touch to this small space. Bonus: since there’s less square footage to cover, you’ll spend much less than you would in a larger dining space. We love how Cassandra LaValle of Coco Kelley paired a boho-like rug with more traditional cane chairs and a light wooden table.