Five Bright and Light Breakfast Nooks to Inspire Any Kitchen

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It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What better way to enjoy this meal than in a cozy sun filled nook? Breakfast nooks come in all forms and configurations. Banquettes, built-in booths, and cushions are all common features; but, the real beauty of a breakfast nook is that it can be as simple as a thoughtfully placed table and chairs.

Whether your kitchen is tight on space or has room to spare, creating a designated place to begin your day is easier than you might think. Here are 5 amazing breakfast nooks to inspire any kitchen layout.

Images: (Left) Country Living , (Right) Maison & Demeure


These sun-filled corners, featuring built-in benches, are the hallmark of a perfect breakfast nook. The eating areas are bathed in natural light, are open to the cooking areas, and make the spaces feel open and airy. I love how the unexpectedly small tables make the eating nooks even more intimate – perfect tables for two.

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Table & Chairs

Depending on your kitchen's layout, special placement of a table and chairs can create a perfect place to break bread. This sun filled space beckons the bleary-eyed with its floor to ceiling windows, creating the perfect morning gathering place. My favorite thing about this area is the way the simple glass table and chairs mirror the space. The fresh airy colors and lighting make this nook celestial.

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Small Space Solution

The beauty of a breakfast nook is that you can create it in even the smallest spaces. By placing this cafe table in front of a window, adding two bright chairs and a colorful pendant, the space becomes an easily defined dining nook.

Images: (Left) Better Homes & Gardens, (Right) Houzz


These days, banquettes can come in all shapes and sizes: curved, stand alone, high-back, and low. My favorites are the restaurant-style banquettes like this one on the left. There's something charming about having to scoot into a nook to enjoy your meal.

Defining Your Nook

There's no better way to define your nook than with the addition of custom millwork. The woodwork around this dining space on the right gives the illusion of a frame, making the breakfast nook a work of art.

Which breakfast nook is your favorite? Tell us with a comment below.

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