Large or small, breakfast nooks are a perfect way to make the most of extra space in or near your kitchen. Get breakfast nook design ideas, see how to add a breakfast nook with storage, and how to tuck one just about anywhere.
Wrapped with windows makes this nook the perfect spot to grab a quick breakfast or lounge with a cup of coffee. A tulip table is perfect for adding additional chairs when the whole family eats together.
At the end of this kitchen, a tiny banquette and a few chairs are tucked under the window. This sliver of space allows dining for at least four people, which the kitchen lacked before this custom bench was added. Plus, the bench opens up to provide additional storage to the small space.
Consider borrowing square footage from spaces adjacent to your kitchen to create a new breakfast nook. A separate eating area gives diners a place to sit out of the cook's way. This banquette is the perfect place to add extra (hidden) storage to the kitchen.
Minimal window coverings keep this breakfast nook bright and sunny. Soft yellow cushions, pillows, and painted chairs add to the room's happy feel. The L-shape design makes the most of this kitchen's nook and creates many extra places to sit.
Mismatched chairs and table are unified with a coat of white paint and slipcovers sewn from dropcloths. The bench is a repurposed bifold door, painted in a crisp blue. Accessories complete this kitchen's cozy nook.
Natural light highlights the details in this breakfast nook. White walls and window details provide a beautiful backdrop for the dark wicker furniture. Green seat cushions add a pop of color to the mostly neutral color scheme.
Like many others, this nook takes advantage of windows that provide natural light and great views. Low, comfortable benches keep the breakfast nook casual and comfortable.
The little details of this breakfast nook tie the room together. The patterns on the seat cushions and rug add style to the room. The black pendant light and white table and chairs provide contrast to the nook. These simple details complement each other and create a cohesive look. A nearby china hutch stores overflow from the kitchen, such as infrequently used linens and dishes.
A sleek white table, a dainty chandelier, and pretty fabrics transform a narrow nook into an intimate gathering spot. The beaded board on the wall of this nook links it to the adjacent kitchen. A strategically placed mirror opens up the nook and gives the impression that the space is bigger than it is.
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 space like this one, consider a table with leaves, which gives you the flexibility to adjust your dining accommodations based on your seating needs.
When creating a unique and fresh dining space, keep in mind that things don't need to match perfectly. This nook mixes a Victorian table with modern chairs -- a look that's just the right blend of traditional and contemporary.
At one end of the 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.
Breakfast nooks result from the practical transformation of small, seemingly useless spaces. Previously an awkward corner, this space is now a convenient and purposeful area. Not just a place to sit down and grab a bite, the nook also boosts storage with shelves above and drawers below.
It's easy to turn a window seat into a breakfast nook -- just add a table! While the chairs are optional, they come in handy when guests arrive. Corbels on both sides of the window turn this space into a quaint alcove. A chandelier adds the perfect touch of shabby-chic elegance.
These homeowners gave their old nook a more period-appropriate look for their home -- a hutch. But they didn't have to completely disregard the idea of a breakfast nook. The table and chairs are tucked in next to the hutch and within the old alcove. An added benefit: The furniture is easy to move to access the hutch, or to accommodate heavy traffic in the kitchen.
To unite your kitchen with an adjacent dining nook, use similar decor elements in both spaces, but also consider treatments to make each space unique. Here, the blue from the island is repeated on the cushions on the nook bench, and the dining chairs are the same style as the barstools. The beaded board of this nook runs up the wall, distinguishing the area from the rest of the kitchen.