Picturesque yet typical, a breakfast nook is a great place for the family to gather for dinner, play board games, or do homework. An inviting space will delight everyone in the family and increase the resale value of your home. You don’t have to start a designer project for this. Just use your own sense of taste and follow these steps to create the perfect breakfast corner for your home.
Step 1: Select the space
You need to find the best place to place your breakfast nook. The ideal place would be under a sunny window. If this is not possible, place it in a corner of the kitchen or in the family room near the kitchen. Make sure there is enough space for the tables, the bench and the chairs without blocking the flow of traffic.
This should be a welcoming, cozy space that is neither too narrow nor too spacious. It is unlikely that you will use it for dinner parties or family gatherings, but its service as an informal dining area could make this space one of the most popular spaces in your home.
Step 2: design the seat
Look at photos of Breakfast nooks to get an idea of the possibilities. In the breakfast nooks there is often a banquet or bench to one side. Or the bench could be L-shaped in the corner. Place a square, rectangular or round table in the middle of the setup. Place a couple of chairs on the opposite side of the bench.
Your breakfast nook could be upscale or relaxed, depending on which seating and tables you choose. There are many materials and designs to choose from. Try adding it to your kitchen design for a more seamless look.
For a more luxurious dining area, you can opt for leather benches and a granite table. For a casual dining area, a traditional bench and a wooden table should be just the thing to improve the aesthetics.
Make sure you have enough space to slide the chairs out for people to sit down. In general, you don’t want the area to feel tight. People should also be able to get in and out of the bank easily.
Step 3: get some pillows
The pillows for the breakfast corner can be made to measure or bought ready. If the bench is an unusual size or you can’t find a ready-made pillow for it, Custom is the way to go. Usually you will need pillows for the benches and chairs. For the bench, in addition to pillows for the seat, you may also want pillows for the backrest. You could get tie pillows that attach to the backrest or to the wall behind the bench. To add variety and pizza, add a few pillows to the mix.
The colors and patterns on the pillows and cushions should harmonize with your kitchen. If your kitchen is more modern and minimalist, choose simple patterns or geometric shapes for your pillows and pillows. Traditional or country kitchens can handle flowers and other intricate patterns. Cottage patterns often have animal motifs in the yard.
If your budget is limited, you can even make your own pillows and pillows. You can cut foam pads to the size you need for the seat. For the other pillows, you can buy pillow forms and simply cover them with fabric. If you can sew, this would be an easy project for you.
Step 4: accessories
After all, you need to decide on elements to furnish the room. A carpet under the breakfast corner pulls the area together and separates it from the rest of the kitchen or family room. Make sure the rug is big enough to fit under any furniture, otherwise it will look unfinished. The pattern and style of the rug should complement the elements in the breakfast nook and look great with the kitchen decor too.
You will need curtains for the window in the corner. Get curtains that are light and airy so that lots of natural light can penetrate. The color of the curtains should complement the pillow pattern. You may even want the same pattern for the curtains, but don’t overdo it.
You need a great light fixture to make a statement above the table. Again, make sure that it complements the aesthetics in both the corner and the kitchen. Hanging lights with eye-catching Edison lamps can be either modern or traditional, depending on which look you prefer.
However, do not leave this room to defend yourself in relation to light. Even wall lights can do a lot to warm up the corner and make it look more inviting. Consider the track lighting for modern dining areas and the pendant lights for farmhouses for traditionally designed corners.
A properly designed breakfast nook gives every meal of the day, including casual, a little style and a little home-made comfort.