Inspiration for Breakfast Nooks

There is nothing quite like curling up in a cosy little nook within a kitchen, especially a pretty one. Which, fingers crossed, when we are done, will be. The girls love sitting around the table (when they are not sitting in front of the TV in the family room) snacking, eating, playing, doing whatever it is. I love to have them close (Does it show? We downsized to 1100 sq ft!) Here are 10 perfect examples of why a breakfast nook is happening in this kitchen. Well, I already have one, but a fixed nook, that combines beauty and comfort, along with some much needed storage. Even if you don't have enough space in your kitchen, one can always spill into the adjacent dining space, or any little spot you have a corner.  After all, it is the one constant place you will use over, and over, and over.

Via Camille Styles
Via Centsational Girl

I found chairs similar to these ones above. I need to buy them asap before they disappear. They are at HomeSense after all, so I really should have bought them on Saturday when I saw them and not waited. Hopefully they'll still be there tomorrow (when I plan to go back).

This is the one image I am personally pulling inspiration from. I am definitely incorporating open shelving (from Ikea) and lots of pillows (with removable zipper covers). It's simple and cosy. I like how unfussy it is as well.

You can even create a small breakfast nook, with a simple small round table, and a couple of bistro chairs. Just so you're not always eating at the dining room table (if you have the space).  Or a small corner banquette like this one above serves perfectly. It's nice having people relax in the kitchen as you entertain and enjoy a nice glass of wine (and so you can too!)

Love this one too, via Amber Interiors. 100% my taste, love it. And with that carpet, who cares if the kids eat spaghetti with tomato sauce! I am still undecided with a carpet. There are still the chairs, and banquette to construct, shelves to buy and install, and a new light fixture. Then I have to make seat cushions and covers. That'll be way after the kitchen is done, however. And, I have a life, 3 kids, and a part-time job...

Starting in 2 weeks. Fingers crossed. 


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