Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

5 Classy Breakfast Nooks

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The always dainty breakfast nook is proof that there is beauty in simplicity. While it may not seem as prominent as other areas of the house, what this niche lacks in size it makes up for with its warm and cozy appeal. It is appreciated for its ability to function both as a dining space and a relaxing corner of your home. Join My Balsam Hill Home as we take a look at five stylish design ideas for an intimate breakfast nook.

1. Breakfast Nooks with a Beautiful Banquette

A breakfast nook is always an idyllic feature in any kitchen, especially for homes that have limited space. You can maximize the available room in your kitchen by transforming one of its empty corners into a casual dining area. But instead of using the more traditional dining chairs, you can supplant them by installing a comfortable banquette. The angled structure of this type of seating allows for more room since it can be placed in a corner without requiring additional space.

2. Breakfast Nooks with a Scenic View

Bay windows have a way of adding a picturesque view of the outdoors while retaining the functionality of indoor space. You can make use of the free space by installing your breakfast nook directly into the bay. Similar to the banquette, you can place an angled sofa to make the most of space while also letting you have a panoramic glimpse beyond the windows.

3. Breakfast Nooks with a Timeless Charm

A vintage breakfast table in a modern home

For a timeless appeal in your transitional kitchen, use a vintage-looking wooden table coated in white. The pristine surface works as a canvas for the bright yellow and orange floral, ceramic, and citrus fruit accents. The detailing on the legs and side panels of the table lends a classic country kitchen feel in a modern space.

4. The Always Reliable Breakfast Booth

Build a lovely alcove in your kitchen by remodeling an empty pantry as a lively breakfast booth. Place a stylish dining table and matching seats. Broaden the space by with a soothing color scheme for the walls.

5. Functional Dining Space

Take advantage of the space for your breakfast nook by attaching cupboards and cabinets above it. This allows you to have extra storage as well as an excellent spot where you can place various decorative accents, such as vintage books and antique figurines.

A practical and stylish choice for smart home designs, breakfast nooks add a charming and intimate dimension to your dining experience.

About the Author
Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class. Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.
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