I have been wanting to do a Moody Monday post for quite awhile to share some creative kitchen breakfast nook ideas because there are so many beautiful design possibilities for this often forgotten (and challenging) space.
Whether you have a small breakfast nook or a large area, there are some very easy ways to layer and make the most of this space that people don’t always think of. If your kitchen breakfast nook has one wall (or two), this is the ideal spot to create additional kitchen storage in a pretty way as well.
Choosing neutral transitional furniture and lighting pieces is a great way to create a foundation for easily switching out accent colors. I created today’s design mood board with transitional pieces to show how easily colors could be switched and how any color would work with these key pieces. (Affiliate links)
Create Additional Storage
If you have a wall in your kitchen breakfast nook, tall shelving pieces with either open/closed storage can free up storage space in your kitchen cabinets. Pieces like this tall open shelving piece from Bassett below are a great (and pretty) way to store dishes and serving pieces in a breakfast nook.
I included this piece in the design board today because it’s such a smart storage piece and I was so excited to see that its also 58% off! It’s versatile enough to go with any color scheme and
If you don’t have a wall and your nook is surrounded by windows, bar carts and console tables can provide additional storage if you have the space.
Choosing a Table
Table via Joss and Main
The right table size and shape is important for a breakfast nook and you may not realize that you have more options than what you think. If you have a small narrow kitchen nook, a small round table is not your only option but a square or even a smaller rectangular table could also work in a small area. These days, stores like World Market and Ikea are making smaller rectangular table options for smaller spaces.
via World Market
For medium-larger size nook areas, the best place to start is to think about your family needs/how you would use the table as you decide on the right size and shape for a table. A round table can be cozy, great for conversations and game night. However, a rectangular table can seat more people. A round or oval table that has a leaf that can be added is another option if you want to be able to add more seating and widen the table on occasion.
Make a Lighting Statement
I always tell my clients-if you can only purchase one thing to update a space, replace the lighting and add a statement light fixture. Lighting is a fairly inexpensive way to instantly update a space. An old kitchen table and chairs can look updated with a great modern light fixture overhead.
The kitchen breakfast nook is the perfect space to have fun with color. While you’ll want to keep a breakfast nook somewhat cohesive with the kitchen colors and finishes, this is a great spot to contrast with paint and accessories.
I always start with a rug or art that I love and layer from there.
I also like to look for ways to incorporate fabrics/patterns by slipping in pillows into the chairs, drapery and even down to cloth napkins on the table. All these little details and pretty layers will add up.
So many creative possibilities when it comes to kitchen breakfast nooks!
If you want to see more of my Moody Monday posts, you can look through them here.
Have a great week!
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