If there is one thing in the world that nearly everyone can agree on, it’s a breakfast nook. We can all agree that they are rather a luxury in a home, mostly because if you have a breakfast nook, you likely have a formal dining room as well. We can also agree that breakfast nooks are cozy spaces for everything from morning coffee to afternoon homework sessions. All you need to achieve this space in your home is a table, a bench and a space in your kitchen to put them. The size of your table usually depends on the size of your kitchen but benches don’t have to be the complicated built ins you’ll find in many breakfast nooks. Here are 20 ideas for your breakfast nook bench to help you create your new favorite Saturday morning spot.
Sometimes a breakfast nook really is as simple as a thrifted bench and a table without a home. Just push them into an empty corner or nook in your kitchen, add a pillow and you’re ready to linger with your coffee.
If you truly like the built in breakfast nook look, go ahead and get out your woodworking skills this weekend. Two simple boxes with cushions on top will fill the corner like they were meant to be there all along.
Does your kitchen have a window seat? Then you are already halfway there. Find a table that fits perfectly in front of the seat and add some chairs on the other side. You’ll create the easiest breakfast nook ever.
Bright kitchens are a real favorite for anyone who spends time in theirs. Connect your windows with a long corner bench to catch all that morning sun in your breakfast nook.
Many breakfast nooks have perfectly fitting cushions for the seats but that isn’t required. Go for a completely upholstered bench and your make your nook even more appealing for morning pajama hangs.
You don’t absolutely have to have an empty corner to have a breakfast nook. If your kitchen is big enough, you can build out into the empty space and use your kitchen’s square footage better.
In a smaller kitchen, it’s likely that your breakfast nook protrudes into the natural traffic patterns of the room. If you can’t get by on just a bench, add some stools that can be pushed under the table and out of the way when not in use.
Are you lacking in woodworking skills but love the built in bench look? Install low cabinetry instead. It might require ordering a custom size but it will give you extra seating and extra storage at the same time.
Benches don’t need to line the wall to create a breakfast nook. If you have more adults gathering in your kitchen than little ones, build yours in a restaurant booth fashion for ease of use.
It’s a fact that round things bring welcome diversity in rooms full of square shapes. So a round table with a curved bench will make a perfect breakfast nook in your kitchen full of square cabinets.
You’ll find that built in cabinets and benches in original homes have a lot of character. Give your breakfast nook bench the same treatment with a beadboard back and a coat of paint that’s slightly different from your wall.
Looking for a way to bring more storage to your kitchen? Turn your attention to your breakfast nook. The bench is the perfect place to add some cabinets or drawers to store those things you don’t need very often but don’t want to get rid of.
Windows in kitchens afford so much opportunity. If yours isn’t lined by cabinets or your sink, push your favorite cushy bench up to it with a table and you’ll instantly have a breakfast nook to rival all nooks.
Sometimes it’s worth it to build outwards from your kitchen to add natural light. Fill in those windows with a breakfast nook and you’ll immediately be glad you went through all that work.
For the traditional decorators, you’re probably looking for a breakfast nook that is matchy matchy for your traditional kitchen. Have a bench and chairs reupholstered in the popping color of your kitchen for the best effect.
If you’re wanting to make your kitchen as family friendly as possible, have your nook’s bench cushions covered in a patterned fabric. It will look fun while hiding all the crumbs and splatters from small kids.
Neutral colors play a big part in modern decorating so naturally you would extend this to your breakfast nook. A two toned bench is interesting and inviting while staying on par with the rest of your classy home.
How do you make your existing breakfast nook and updated farmhouse wonder? You add shiplap. To the bench, to the wall behind the bench, whatever flat surface allows you to ensconce the space in white linear glory.
Yes, even your large family can gather at your breakfast nook for Saturday morning pancakes. Find the longest table ever and squish the little ones onto the bench for making some quality family memories.