A dining room can be stuffy, but a breakfast nook is where you get to have all the fun. Keep it cozy, go bold, or try something sleek and modern — but don't do anything without checking this list first. We've got breakfast nook inspo to fit any style. And we mean ANY.
Rattan furniture, navy and white, and palm prints for days. Now if only we actually lived by the beach...
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Rattan Chair, $164, wayfair.com
A bold, colorful kitchen is the kind everyone wants to hang out in. Add a SMEG fridge and it's Instagram gold.
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SMEG Fridge, $3299, wayfair.com
This color combo feels glam without being overly gaudy. The cushy, tufted velvet's a nice contrast to the sleek brass and hardwood floors. Proof that 'everything in moderation' works for all areas of life.
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Navy Upholstered Chair, $320, wayfair.com
If you want a space that's fun for your kids but cool enough for you, this is the ultimate inspiration. Add string lights, colorful seating, a bold rug, and unique sculptures. That way, no one will notice the scooter in the corner. It feels like it's part of the decor, right?
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A breakfast nook with built-in seating feels more informal. Add printed, multicolor pillows to up the lived-in look.
If you're lucky enough to have brick hiding underneath your wallpaper, strip walls down to add character and warmth. It makes the space feel more homey.
If you've got the room, try a pedestal table. It can seat more people than the typical table, but the real perk is all that extra legroom. It's crucial for easily sliding in and out of the banquette seats.
The classic color combo never fails. Choose pillows in varying shades of blue to keep it from becoming too monochromatic.
Store everyday dishes on a traditional plate rack. Just make sure it's high enough that your kiddos can't reach them (and therefore, break them).
Pure white can feel a little stark, but if you want to keep your nook neutral, there's a solution. Try cream or off-white — the warmer tones feel more inviting.
Mix dark green and brown to make a white kitchen feel cool and earthy. If your nook is by a window or gets a lot of sunlight, you won't have to worry about the dark tones dulling your space.
Pops of yellow from shades and pillows make a room feel a bit sunnier — even on those cloudy, gross days. If the bold color intimidates you, choose something with a pattern to break it up.
Breakfast with a view? We're in.
If you never met a stripe you didn't like, add them into your breakfast nook with upholstered chairs. You can change out the color depending on the season.
No space? No problem. A tiny window seat is the perfect spot to sip your morning coffee.
Wicker chairs work in a country or beachy setting. It feels relaxed and cozy.
An all-white space is the ultimate canvas for making decor stand out. Add unique chairs, patterned pillows, and a colorful runner to finish the room.
Try a bar-height table and stools instead of a traditional breakfast table. It's especially cool — and a serious space saver — in a city apartment.
White on white on white — we can't get enough. This room adds patterned blankets draped over chairs for a color pop.
Go raid your parents' attic — they might have cool old furniture stashed away that could create a unique, vintage-meets-modern breakfast nook. Think pedestal tables and antique chairs paired with cool shades and a geometric pendant lamp.
Don't stress about your kids ruining your furniture. Cover your banquettes in faux leather so they're essentially spill-proof.
Kill two birds with one stone: A dark blue breakfast nook can easily transition to a dining room at night.
Breakfast at Tiffany's? This is probably the closest we'll ever come.
Bold yellow can actually feel chic when the rest of the room is kept pretty neutral. Try doing your chair cushions in a bright color but keep the banquette more subdued so it doesn't feel overpowering.
This color will make your nook feel like Spring — no matter what the weather actually is outside. Add some botanical prints and fresh flowers, and you're set.
If you're playing around with bold tile, keep your furniture more basic. It's interesting, but doesn't feel too busy for a breakfast nook.
Who says walls get to have all the time? Wallpaper your ceiling, too. It'll make the nook feel more cozy and intimate.
If you want to keep your dining room formal, have a bit more fun with your breakfast nook. A colorful floor, bright walls, patterned banquette, and bold table might seem like a bit much, but the overall effect is eclectic and cool, in that modern bohemian sort of way.
Balance out blush walls with patterns in your shades and upholstery. It'll feel fresh and vibrant instead of overtly feminine.
Skip the upholstery. Saddle leather chairs make a breakfast nook way sexier.