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Interior Design

Breakfast Nook Ideas

Make your breakfast nook sleek and chic.

A sleek white table, a dainty chandelier and pretty fabrics transform a narrow breakfast nook into an intimate gathering spot. The beaded board on the wall of this breakfast nook links it to the adjacent kitchen. A strategically placed mirror opens up the dining area and gives the impression that the space is bigger than it is.

Enjoy a banquette flooded with light.

Bay windows are a perfect spot for a breakfast nook, especially when the space sports curved walls like this cottage nook. A built-in bench hugs the curves of the window to provide extra seating. In an oversize breakfast nook like this one, consider a table with leaves, which gives you the flexibility to adjust your dining accommodations based on your seating needs.

Mixup patterns and eras.

When creating a unique and fresh dining space, keep in mind that things don’t need to match perfectly. This breakfast nook mixes a Victorian table with modern chairs—a look that’s just the right blend of traditional and contemporary.

Repeat colors for maximum impact.

At one end of this kitchen is a breakfast area, where the family enjoys most meals. Upholstered chairs rest on legs in the same dark-stained wood as the table and curtain rod. Fabric shades on the chandelier repeat the yellow that appears on curtain and chair fabrics.