An underrated addition to any home is the breakfast nook. Having a calming, inviting place to start your day is the perfect way to turn your house into a home. If you're after a cozy space to enjoy your morning cup of coffee, or to savor your first meal of the day - a breakfast nook is for you.
With a custom home, you have the opportunity to create something truly unique. A home that reflects your style and taste. If a breakfast nook is a dream addition to your home, here are some of our favorite design tips to help get you started.
Location is Key
When it comes to adding a breakfast nook, location is key – natural light is what makes a space welcoming and warm. Allow it to pour in where there’s plenty of room for seating without feeling cramped. Try placing it near windows so that sunlight can stream into the space easily without anything blocking it.
Additionally, consider who passes through the area when selecting its location. As you want your nook to be somewhere you won't be disturbed or made to move.
Consider the Size of Your Breakfast Nook
Before making any purchase decisions or starting construction, planning out who will use the space is a key first step.
It’s important to consider this as you need to determine the size of the table and the seating capacity you’ll need for your breakfast nook. If you plan on having large family meals, then a larger space may be necessary.
However, if you’re just looking for a cozy spot for your morning coffee, then something smaller will work just fine.
Add Personality with Decor
Once you have the basics set up (location and size), you'll need to add personality to your space.
Consider options like; adding a statement rug, hanging artwork or mirrors on the walls, or choosing bright and cheerful dishware. Your space should reflect you, and what you desire your space to feel like.
As a tip, a splash of color can help bring any breakfast nook to life. If you’re looking for design trends, check out our new article on the trends of 2023 *here*.
Incorporate Different Textures
Textures affect your breakfast nook's feel, they're an easy way to give it character and depth. Materials such as; wood, rattan, wicker, or velvet can help to contrast in both texture and color – this will create an interesting space that will draw you in.
Additionally, incorporating plants or greenery into your design will help make the room feel alive. It can also help filter out any unwanted noise or distractions, helping your space feel cozy and secluded.
Make It Comfortable
Most importantly, make your breakfast nook as comfortable and inviting as possible. This will be where you spend your mornings, it's an important space that needs to be tailored to your needs. Ensure your space feels comfortable and invites you in - this can be accomplished with materials you love, and colors that make you feel at home.
Adding cushions for seating and ensuring natural light can pour in, will make your space the perfect way to start your day.
Our tip to make your space comfortable is to ensure you provide enough space to eat and drink, as you don't want to feel cramped.
When working with us you will also work with our team of professional interior designers that will guide you through all of the details!
When designing any space, the key is to find something that works for your lifestyle and reflects who you are. With these five tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a unique breakfast nook that will make mealtime even more enjoyable!
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